ACCA SBL Platinum Tuition Course


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The first sitting of ACCA’s Strategic Business Leader (SBL), Professional level examination was held in September, 2018.

The SBL examination is unlike anything that you have come across in your studies so far! The paper requires candidates to use commercial, professional and ethical judgement to address complex business challenges under time constraints; much as you are expected to do in the real world.

The curriculum relies extensively on knowledge from earlier ACCA subjects; including F1, F4, F5, F7, F8, and F9, and, there is a strong emphasis on ethics and professional skills throughout the syllabus. All relevant topics will be covered during the Platinum Tuition Course.

This ACCA SBL Platinum Tuition Course combines on-demand and live lectures, ACCA approved Workbooks, social media, e-mail and text support and, a Mock exam with marking and feedback. Additionally, we will focus strongly on the ACCA’s ‘Professional Skills’ which carry 20% of the marks in the examination. To avoid a last-minute panic, and assuming you are also working full-time, Ashim recommends that you start your ACCA SBL Platinum Tuition Course no later than 8 weeks before the exam (e.g. by 9th October for the December exam).

For a comparison of Ashim’s SBL courses please click here.   Have a question? Please click here.

Course Content

Webinar ‘Everything you need to know about the SBL’Introductory webinar which explains the intention behind the SBL syllabus, the professional marks scheme (20% of exam), what the examiner is looking for, the importance of the ACCA’s ethics modules and many more crucial items.
 Webinar TuitionHigh quality webinars, where the SBL syllabus is lectured on a topic-by-topic basis. Webinars include practice examples to reinforce newly learned knowledge and the programme includes Homework tasks to reinforce your knowledge. Each webinar comes in easily absorbed ‘chunks’ of 2-3 hours in duration.
Marking and feedback serviceAll homework answers received by the specified dates, will be marked to examination standard and returned with commentary.
End of Tuition Mock ExamThis is your chance to feel what it will be like on the ‘big day’. A full exam which you will attempt under exam conditions. The questions will reflect a best guess of likely topics in the real examination.
Marking and feedback serviceAll Mock Exam answer scripts received before the deadline, will be marked and returned with commentary.
Live webinar*The live webinar will be an open forum to address any last-minute questions, whether technical or related to exam approach.
Exam tips


How we need to approach the exam; from time-keeping to exam discipline. I will also include a list of my best guess of exam topics.
BPP On Line Work BookThe latest version of the BPP on-line workbook. This contains worked examples and scenario-based questions designed to familiarise students with the style of the examination. We will be using this as the basis of our course coverage.
Article PackAll relevant official ACCA articles will be incorporated into a single folder – easy to find and read.
Tutor SupportThroughout the programme, Ashim will provide tutorial support by e-mail, SMS, Whatsapp, and Skype.

Key dates (all times are UK local times):

December 2018March 2018
Tuition video lecturesAvailable nowAvailable now
Tuition homework
final due date:
12th OctoberOther dates to follow
End of Tuition Mock
– Available by:12th October
– Submit by:16th October
– Returned by:21st October
– Feedback webinar:22nd October 14:00
Exam tips available by:22nd October

* All webinars will start at 14.00 (UK time) and last for a maximum of 3 hours. On rare occasions, dates and times may change at the discretion of the tutor.

* Live webinars are presented using Adobe Connect and can be watched on your PC, Mac, tablet or smart phone. The webinars will be recorded to allow them to be played back and watched as many times as you wish.

The descriptions above are indicative of what you will receive if you enrol on this course, but not an undertaking to deliver a certain number of contact hours.  The content / structure of this course is constantly evolving, and Ashim therefore reserves the right to make changes where he believes this will increase your chances of passing.



Additional information

Exam Sitting:

September 18, December 18, March 19, June 19, Sepember 19

Introductory video

This video introduces you to Ashim Kumar and his SBL products.