Most students are gripped by fear and anxiety. ACCA exams are challenging. The Ethos of PAT is to recognise this aspect of human nature.
We look to show students their ability to pass the exam, and to devise study plans, work flows, exam and study techniques that will mitigate these concerns and prepare the student “to be the best they can be”
Be the best that you can be is grounded in the psychology of winning.
The science of belelieving, to never give up and to try just one more time…
Yes we can, and YES YOU CAN
“Bene Melior Optime”
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at PAT and especially Terry lawless for all the help and support getting me through the ACCA AA exam.
I can truly say the skills and experience provided to me by Terry have allowed me to devolp into a confident student and pass the exam.
The Mock exams, additional classes were great help.
I would definitely recommend PAT for anyone considering ACCA exams.
I personally want to thank PAT for your tremendous support that you gave me in the weeks up to my SBR exam.
At one stage, I was going to quit and change my career plans, but with your support, guidance & calls – I couldn’t give up.
You provided such a positive outlook and are willing to go above and beyond for me – and all the students in the group.
The mock exams ,the additional classes on Thursdays were a great help , the WhatsApp chat group and of course the real life examples that were provided during the lectures all helped me pass my exam.
Anyone who wants to complete the ACCA exams and be successful – Go to PAT!!!
Thank you so much for believing in me!
What can I say about Gerry and PAT? Gerry is an absolute professional and goes above and beyond what is required by a lecturer.
I’ve completed both F7 and SBR with Gerry and he is there every step of the way with you motivating, pushing you and making you be the best you can be.
I’ll miss his short stories in class as they always give me a smile and laugh but they somehow feed into topic of the day and I’m sure I picked up a few percent from them. The little motivational snippets Gerry sends are great when times get hard and for me they helped keep my focus.
PAT are all about students passing first time. This is the priority and it’s why I achieved over 60 in both exams with Gerry and why PAT smashes global averages every quarter.
I’ve 2 exams left and these are both with Terry and I’m very confident I’m in good hands to pass both first time.
For anyone serious about getting ACCA qualification I would highly recommend PAT.
Padraic was a great help and support through my studies for FM.
He’s approach to teaching FM and revison classes is really good and covers all aspects of the course .
Stephen was also always available to answer my queries and gave me the confidence I needed to complete the exam. I can’t thank enough for his support, his great teaching skills and his great knowledge of the subject and the exam strategy that helped me achieve such an amazing result of 82 points
I recently sat Financial Management module. Padriac was a great help throughout the course, Any questions i had outside the lectures where always responded to in an efficient manner and always provided other examples of similar questions that could help with particular areas. He provided great learning techniques when approaching questions which made specific areas easier to work through and earn valuable marks in the exam. I would highly recommend Padriac to anyone who has not sat this module yet.
If you want to study ACCA you should choose PAT! So far I haven’t failed any exams, and have to say it is because of lecturers and all the help and support from PAT.
Delighted with 78% in TX. have to say the subject was the hardest so far but I found the course interesting, challenging, and rewarding. I learnt a lot by following the programme and methods created by Stephen Fennell who is easily the best lecturer I have had. He is a phenomenal person – extremely enthusiastic, deeply cares and commits himself to the success of his students
“I heard about PAT from a work colleague and it’s proven to be the best bit of accounting advice that I have ever received. I did the tax course with Stephen and he’s absolutely first class. His commitment to his students and his knowledge of the course is second to none.
Tax is a subject that I previously struggled with. Stephen’s method of teaching the course along with his continuous assessment approach proved to be invaluable. His ability to distill down an enormous subject in bite size pieces of information is remarkable. You won’t find a better tax lecturer.
“Follow the plan, trust in the process, and you’ll be in the best position to pass the exam”, they said – and they were right!”
I just love the core ethos of PAT – “yes you can, yes you will!”. This was proclaimed passionately at least once per class by the inimitable Gerry Fahy. You cannot and must not underestimate the power of a positive attitude when tackling the ACCA exams. They are tough, but they are not impossible – yes you can and yes you will if you follow Gerry and Derek’s methods for FR.
Gerry and Derek really believed in each and every single one of my classmates’ abilities to conquer the exam, and that belief inspired the confidence that yes we could pass the exam and yes we would!
Even though all classes took place online, it often felt like you were actually in the classroom such was the level of engagement with the home audience.
Real life examples from industry were used to bring life and colour to the course along with a good dose of humour! I found myself actually looking forward to class – they were a little ray of light and a chance to connect with your peers in the gloomy winter evenings of lockdown.
Each week we practiced numerous MCQs and there was a very strong focus on section B & C questions. We also started tackling mock exams early in the course, which in my mind was the absolute best thing. There is definitely nothing better than practicing questions under timed exam conditions.
To anyone thinking of studying ACCA, stop thinking, go for it, sign up today. And if you are signing up, make sure to book in with PAT – they’re a Platinum Approved Learning Partner and having studied with them for 3 years, I can tell you that that status is well and truly deserved.
SBR – March 2021 sitting
Having unsuccessfully attempted the exam in Mar’20, I then needed to step away from studying to adjust to working remotely & some personal life matters last year.
I chose PAT to study for the Mar’21 sitting from the belief that revisiting this exam with Gerry Fahy would be a winning strategy – Indeed after an initial conversation with Gerry at the outset of the course I was left in no doubts.
I would whole heartily recommend the PAT approach & Gerry Fahy to anyone wishing to attempt SBR. I really appreciated Gerry’s approach to exam question focused material coupled with his openness to engage with students studying remotely in these unprecedented times.
I can’t say enough how highly I recommend PAT and Gerry Fahy as a lecturer. His study technique is very different but brilliant.
Gerry really puts an effort into his teaching which also made me want to learn and equally put in as much effort as him, from daily/weekly study plans, inspirational quotes and lots of mock exams I really think it all helped to pass first time. He was by far the most motivational lecturer I ever had.
Studying SBR with PAT was honestly such a positive experience and I would highly recommend to anyone looking to study SBR
I began studying with PAT in September 2020 for ACCA Ireland/PAT Diploma in Professional Accounting and until now I studied Taxation with Stephen Fennell for December 2020 exam and I can say that Stephen is the best lecturer that I ever had. He was very supportive. I passed my exam and I wouldn’t achieve this without Stephen’s support, lectures, his book and notes.
I had a great experience until now and I would highly recommend PAT and especially Stephen for Taxation (Irish version) exam.
I will continue to study with PAT for my next exams
I would like to thank everyone at PAT, but in particular my lecturers Breeda, Stephen and Marta for their incredible committment and professionalism. I’ve brilliantly passed the 3 exams in order to get the Diploma in Accounting, thanks to their incredible job during the lectures. I would also highlight their excellent online platform, which provides excellent tools to test your knowledge and in the meantime all the MOCKS to simulate the Computer Based Exam. I couldn’t stress enough how good PAT was to drive me trough this journey.”
“Marta is such an amazing lecturer. She explain everything in a very well structured way. This helped me to build confidence to pass Financial Accounting exam 30 minutes in advance with an amazing score!!! It has been a great pleasure to be your student. Thanks a million Marta
I would Like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at PAT and especially Stephen Fennell for all the help and support getting me through the ACCA tax exam.
Stephens drive and focus in delivering his lectures and revision materials was the reason that myself and other students passed the tax exam. His results he gets speak for themselves compared to the global average
His exam focused questions and techniques do really prepare you for the exam.
He is there for you day or night to answer queries.
I cannot stress enough how good of a lecturer Stephen is
I took PM with Emer in March 2020 and despite the challenges imposed on all at PAT to deliver the course I couldn’t have asked for more.
Emer kept us focused and motivated, delivering revision plans and extra classes when our exams were moved from June to Sept due to lockdown. I was most impressed by her delivery of virtual classes – moving slowly through worked examples and repeating key ideas she sensed were challenging for us – a difficult task given she could not read the confusion in the room!
Every exam session of PM has notoriously low pass rates but PAT will get you there! ‘’
I have started my ACCA journey with PAT and have to say that the level of professionalism and dedication received from everyone in PAT is outstanding. In December 2020 I successfully passed the FR paper and both GerryFahy and PAT have been there for each and every one of the students, going literally above and beyond, being very knowledgeable whilst also being motivational and supportive. Follow the ‘plan’ and the advice and you will certainly pass! Would definitely recommend PAT for anyone considering their ACCA professional exams
I can truly say the skills and experience provided to me by PAT have allowed me to develop into a confident employee with increased skills and knowledge which help me to pass the challenging Financial Reporting exam.
I felt fully supported by Gerry and the PAT team. The course delivery is exceptionally well organised and Gerry’s way of teaching is extremely encouraging which builds your confidence and distills your fear and apprehension.
Thanks for all your help and support.
Gerry is undoubtedly the one of the best lecturers/people I’ve had the pleasure of coming across throughout my professional life. His unwavering enthusiasm and methodical approach makes even the most challenging of subject matters far more digestible than any online resource can provide. Thanks to Gerry’s ability to seamlessly integrate the computer-based approach into his teaching practices, it made for a very familiar setting on the day and I was able to pass the SBR exam first time as a result in March 2020, which was the inaugural sitting on the professional level CBE’s. What’s perhaps more impressive and one of the key aspects that sets Gerry apart from other lecturers, is his genuine desire for all students to do well. Whether it be through daily emails of confidence reaffirmation in the form of inspirational quotes, or through his ability to be on a first name basis with virtually all students by the end of lecture 1. I could not recommend Gerry and his Professional Accountancy Training colleagues highly enough to anybody who is looking to complete the ACCA qualification.
I studied SBR and Advanced Audit & Assurance with Gerry Fahy and Terry Lawless for the June 2019 exam session.
Their exceptionally exam focussed methods and their genuine enthusiasm for their subjects maximise students chances of passing these papers.
In addition, their concise notes and positivity were of huge help. Quite simply, if you follow their respective plans, you are all but guaranteed to pass!
I would strongly recommend PAT to all ACCA students
Thank you Emer for getting me through Performance Management. I found this subject challenging and daunting but Emer’s calm demeanour is a very reassuring teaching approach that puts you at ease as she brings you through the course. Her knowledge in this subject is very apparent and comes through in her explanations of each topic covered. I always found everything was explained in a clear and comprehensive way with a strong focus on passing the exam through practice questions and mock exams with constructive feedback provided after. Like all lecturers with PAT Emer is always available to answer questions at all times during the day.
I would like to thank Terry Lawless for preparing me and helping with passing three very demanding ACCA exams.
English isn’t my first language and I was petrified before the AA exam 2 years ago. However Terrys exam techniques, brilliant notes and his advice helped me to build confidence, gain the knowledge and understand the subject that I passed and received 79%. I also signed up for SBL in Dec 20 and AAA in Mar 21 with Terry and I passed both with amazing results over 70%. When he explains something he is using examples that make everything so logical and easy to remember. Terry is great at motivating to study, very supportive and has an immense knowledge of the areas he is teaching.
Terry was recommended to me by my friend. She said: do whatever Terry is advising to do and you will pass. I would highly recommend Terry to anyone who wants to do AA, AAA and SBL and I would advise: listen to Terrys guidance.
I studied Irish Taxation for the September 2020 examinations with Stephen Fennel as my tutor.
The scope of the Taxation syllabus was very broad and challenging, and I was especially worried about my overall speed and recall of the various taxation rules as demonstrated in class tests and mocks, but Stephen was very encouraging and supported me through the essential exam techniques and computation templates.
On exam day, I stayed focused on getting as many marks on the questions I attempted, and although I felt discouraged not to have answered all questions, I was very pleased to make the 50 mark which speaks to the effectiveness of Stephens approach. I can’t thank Steven enough for all his support and commitment.
Thank you Noel for your consistent support as well as your dedicated approach which brought me success in passing my final ACCA exam
I had a brilliant experience learning the FR module with Gerry Fahy. Initially, I had very little confidence to overcome this challenging module. However, learning from Gerry had been such a positive experience. His class had always been both fun and extremely resourceful. I am confident that anybody who follows his lectures and notes seriously is sure to pass with excellent results. Thank you Gerry and the PAT team for all your encouragement and support.
I prepared for SBR through lockdown # 1 for my then cancelled June exam. Gerry Fahy added extra classes, with no extra charge, all over the summer to get all the students ready for the September exam.
Unable to sit the September exam for a variety of reasons, PAT enrolled me again for the SBR class with no additional charge for the December exam under their 100% PASS Guarantee.
The level of support, commitment, kindness I experienced with Gerry and the PAT Team is beyond anything you could ever expect from a College. Gerry is one of those incredible people that you feel honoured to have met in your life.
Gerry is an amazing lecturer, he explains everything with his lectures in a very well structured and easy to “follow the plan” method.
Thank you so much Gerry for all your support, your help, your messages and for believing in me. Together WE did it!”
I happened upon PAT when I found the #Springboard+ course “ACCA Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business”, which included 5 ACCA exams and was managed by PAT. I enrolled in September 2020 and my first course was Financial Reporting with Gerry Fahy. The quality of the course just blew my mind. Gerry is a genius teacher, he can explain the most complicated subject in the way it all makes sense and is easy to retain in memory. He has his own unique teaching style which really works. He provides all the materials and study plan, you just need to follow it. Both Gerry and Derek provided support not only during regular classes, they went above and beyond, providing additional classes, mock exams and motivational messages and constant support in whatsapp group (which really helped me to stay on track with my self-studying). At the beginning of the course I was terrified and doubted myself, but Gerry and Derek kept saying they believed in us and they wanted us to believe as well. Thanks to them I passed FR with no issues in the first sitting. I continue my course now preparing for Audit and Assurance with Terry Lawless and again the quality of teaching is outstanding. It is also worth mentioning that the customer service in PAT is excellent. I’m happy I found PAT, there is no better place to be for an ACCA student
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