About Us

Welcome to the ACT Learning Academy, the official study centre of the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT), the chartered body for treasury.

We provide commercially-relevant, practical treasury training and learning for ACT qualifications, both online and face-to-face, giving you in-depth preparation for your ACT assessments.

Over the last 35 years we've worked with individuals and organisations big and small from around the globe and from all sectors – corporate, banking, consultancy and public sector. More than 23,000 people from over 100 countries have chosen to learn with us. Many continue to use our learning resources daily as an up-to-date, relevant and valuable source of continuing professional development (CPD).

SUPPORTING YOUR CAREER
Everything we do is focused on helping treasury and finance professionals succeed - whether in your day-job, getting that new role or progressing up the career ladder.
INCREASE YOUR EMPLOYABILITY

Stand out with recognised treasury credentials

DEVELOP PRACTICAL SKILLS

Make a difference by learning the skills that get results

GROW YOUR GLOBAL NETWORK

Meet like-minded individuals and make new connections

TRAINING OR QUALIFICATIONS - WHAT'S RIGHT FOR ME?

Your first choice is whether or not you would like accreditation at the end of your learning. Accreditation means following our professional qualifications path, sitting assessments and exams. On passing, you gain an internationally recognised treasury award, certificate or diploma and the opportunity to become a qualified member of the ACT, the chartered body for the profession. The qualifications pathway develops a broad knowledge, starting with a solid grounding and becoming progressively more in-depth as you advance.

If your goal is to fill a skills gap, your choice is either a face-to-face training course or an online eLearning course. Both are shorter options than a qualification and can be completed in as little as a couple of hours to a couple of days. Content is generally topic specific and perfect for a quick skills-fix, whether refreshing your knowledge or gaining new practical skills that you can immediately apply back in the office.

We can help you develop team capability too with supportive learning programmes to suit every size of team and budget.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?
  • Flexiblity and choice - study on the go, in the office or at home
  • Professional expertise - our tutors and trainers are industry experts
  • Personal support - our friendly programme managers are there to help
  • Excellent resources - practice exams, study guides, podcasts and webinars
  • Outstanding pass rates - our learning gives you the best chance of success
CHANGES TO QUALIFICATIONS

The ACT qualifications were changed and updated in 2015. This was done because, it is important they continue to reflect market changes and needs of the profession. If you are a student who has studied an ACT qualification prior to 2015 and would like information on what your next step should be, get in touch or visit the ACT student transition advice page.

View transition advice

 

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?

ACT OR CFA?

Whilst at first glance ACT qualifications may appear similar to CFA qualifications, the emphasis is very different. Both cover corporate finance, ethics, reporting and investments, for example, but with ACT qualifications you will explore the subject area from a treasurer’s point of view (useful if you need to understand how they make decisions around the products and services you sell) which is not the same as someone working in portfolio or relationship management in a bank.  

MCT or MBA?

We are often asked by students at a more senior level in their careers about the difference between MCT and an MBA and which they should choose after completing the ACT's Diploma in Treasury Management (AMCT). The truth is, it really depends where you see your career going next. This blog by MBA holder and ACT's Director of Professional Standards and Learning explores some of the key things to consider.