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Get qualified, get noticed, and get ahead. StaySharp gives you affordable, anytime access to all the learning you need to get where you want to go.

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How it works

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    Start your 14-day free trial
    Your first two weeks are on us. No credit checks, no cancellation fees, no catch.
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    Study anytime, anywhere
    Get unlimited access to all your learning materials and resources from day one.
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    Stop and restart at any time
    Progress at your own pace. You'll only pay for as long as it takes you to pass.

How we’re different

The smarter way to study.

StaySharp puts you in control of how, where and when you study for your professional qualifications – all without the price tag of traditional learning providers. It’s studying that works around you, not the other way around. And it’s studying that works.

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Why study with StaySharp?

Anytime access to accredited online courses. All yours, from day one, for as long as you need them.

  • Part of the BPP Education Group

    StaySharp was founded by BPP – one of the world’s leading professional education and distance learning providers.

  • Flexible payment plans

    Hit pause at any time with our pay-as-you-go subscriptions. Or, save money on long-term study with a prepaid plan.

  • Market-leading materials

    Get unlimited access to approved BPP learning materials including study notes, past papers, practice questions and revision kits.

  • Expert tutor support

    Get expert help from our team of tutors via live chat. Available every weekday from 9.00 am right through to 5.30 pm.

  • Excel at your learning

    With BPP’s Achievement Ladder, stay on top of objectives, track progress and focus on areas you need help with the most.

  • Community and support

    Become part of the StaySharp community with forums, discussion groups and expert guidance throughout your course.


Find your professional qualification.

We work closely with industry bodies to make sure our online courses set you up for success. With flexible study solutions designed to fit around any schedule, you’ll find tried-and-tested revision materials, mock exams and more. Plus, practical tips to help you pass first time.

ACCA Subscription

ACCA Subscription

The ACCA Qualification is a leading globally recognised accredited qualification for accountants. It's designed for those who already have some experience in finance and are looking to progress to more senior roles or become a Chartered Certified Accountant.

CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management

CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management

The CIPD Level 5 Diploma is designed for learners to hone their skills and knowledge in people management through an online human resources course. Optional units are offered within this course, giving you the ability to tailor your learning plan according to your desired HR career path.

CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice

CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice

The CIPD Level 3 qualification is the ideal first step for those looking to begin a career in HR and people management. This course is designed to offer the foundation knowledge needed to progress along the CIPD pathway and prepare for your HR career through studying online courses in human resources.

AAT Subscription

AAT Subscription

Trusted and respected by employers worldwide, a qualification from the world’s leading professional body for accounting technicians will prepare you for a successful accounting and finance career. This is one of the most prestigious qualifications within the accountancy industry.

CIMA Subscription

CIMA Subscription

The CIMA Qualification is among the world’s most widely recognised finance qualifications. CIMA’s online learning courses set the standard for management accountancy training and, once completed, you’ll be awarded with Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) status.

CFA® Level 1 Subscription
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CFA® Level 1 Subscription

The CFA designation is the highest distinction in the investment management industry, opening doors to exciting career opportunities worldwide. StaySharp’s flexible online CFA Level 1 course is designed to help you succeed in the first step on the CFA® Program.

SQE1 Exam Preparation

SQE1 Exam Preparation

The SQE1 Exam Preparation course provides you with all the knowledge and materials you need to self-study and prepare for the SQE1 centralised assessments. Study on your schedule with on-demand access to leading learning materials created by experienced law tutors.

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"I found StaySharp to be an excellent platform to use... The fact that tutors are there on hand with regular drop-in sessions is incredibly beneficial."
Ellen Sheehan CIPD Level 3
"Their reputation for delivering high quality education and comprehensive support was very impressive. I recommend them to anybody who is wishing to study this qualification"
Henry Wright CIPD Level 3
"I chose StaySharp because they offered the most flexibility in terms of payment as well as the timeline for doing the course, so I can fit it around working full time."
Katy Baetjer CIPD Level 3
"The monthly pricing of the program is very competitive... The content is very good, it opens your eyes."
Michael Reid CIPD Level 5
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Our payment options

Commit for as long as you need to, study whenever you want to.

With StaySharp, you only pay for as long as it takes you to pass. To hit pause and restart at any time, choose one of our pay-as-you-go plans. Or, if you’re studying long-term, pay for 12 months upfront and save up to 25% compared to a pay-monthly subscription.

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    Pick your payment plan

    For more flexibility, choose a pay-as-you-go subscription. Studying for 12 months or more? Save money with a prepaid plan.
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    Add to your basket then log in or sign up to activate your StaySharp subscription. All you need is a debit or credit card.
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    Try the first 14 days risk-free

    You get access to your entire syllabus right away. And remember – for all monthly plans, the first 14 days are on us.

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Hear from our students

"While searching for course providers I was very happy to come across StaySharp as I loved that it was affordable on a pay-monthly scheme, unlike other providers who have you pay the full amount regardless of how long it takes you to complete- I am lucky that I have lots of spare time and managed to complete the course in 9 months, so I only paid for 9! ”

Jillian Neathey CIPD Student

“The course itself has been incredibly insightful and well-structured. The modules are designed to build on each other, which ensures that I fully understand each concept before moving on to the next. The real-life case studies and practical assignments have been particularly helpful in applying what I’ve learned to my current role.”

Billy Bellion CIPD Student

"I went with StaySharp because it stands out for its monthly subscription option, giving me the flexibility I need. With this setup, I found myself more motivated to stay on track and finish my qualification faster. In fact, I completed it in just 5 months thanks to this approach! ”

Bertha Dewi CIPD Student

"I’ve found stay sharp well organised and easy to follow. Great for diving into when I’ve got a chance and easy to pick back up when I’ve been too busy to look at it for a while. The teams always been there if I’ve needed help. "

Charlie Sheppard CIMA Student

"I've been using StaySharp to study for the Level 2 AAT qualification for around 6 months and I think it's such a great tool for anyone who wants to self-study. I have done 3 exams so far with just one more to go and scored over 90% in each of them. "

Victoria Minnear AAT Student

"StaySharp's flexible online course and study materials align perfectly with my schedule and learning preferences. Their online support team, particularly Nazma, provides exceptional and prompt assistance"

Harry Yuen CIPD Student
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Frequently asked questions.

Can’t find the answers you’re looking for? Get in touch with our team today.
  • StaySharp was founded by BPP – a world leader in online and distance learning. When you study with StaySharp, you have unlimited access to BPP’s market-leading materials, including official study notes, learning resources, and hundreds of mock assessments.

  • The StaySharp online learning portal provides you with everything you need to study for and pass your exams. Our online learning platform highlights areas of improvement, so you know where best to focus your time.

  • Payment for your chosen subscription is automatically taken at the end of your 14-day free trial. Your trial can be cancelled from your account at any time during the 14-day period if you’d rather not continue with your subscription.

  • Think of it like a monthly pay-as-you-go plan. There’s no contract – you simply pay a monthly fee for as long as you want access to the course. You are free to cancel, pause and resume the course at any time, making it one of the most flexible and affordable online learning options available.

  • You can access your learning anytime, anywhere – all you need is an internet connection. However, all AAT, ACCA, SQE and CIMA exams must be taken in person at your local exam centre.

  • AAT, SQE, ACCA, CIMA and CIPD subscriptions each include access to all modules, papers and learning materials for their respective qualifications.

  • As one of the UK’s leading online learning providers, StaySharp is always updated with the latest content for every course, in line with annual syllabus changes. You’ll be notified of any syllabus changes that may affect your studies.

  • There are no financial tie-ins or upfront costs - just a simple monthly subscription that gives you full access to all the resources you need to study for your qualifications. You can cancel at any point by following these steps:

    1. Login to your account
    2. Click ‘Subscriptions’ and then ‘Edit’
    3. Scroll down to the bottom of the page where you will see the option ‘Cancel Subscription’
  • The 14-day free trial is limited to one per course, per customer.

    If you want to re-subscribe to a course you have subscribed to previously, please purchase it as normal. You will be automatically moved to the paid subscription within three working days.

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When it comes to comparing prices, we’ve already done the legwork. But if you find an equivalent course for a lower price, let us know – we’ll happily refund you the difference.
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