What Our Students Have To Say
“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.”
Sinead Maguire, SBR Dec 2019
“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!”
Cian Holland (Airbus Financial Services), TX Dec 2019
“Mr Gerry Fahy has been an inspiration and by far the best lecturer I have ever had, I would have never passed the SBR exam without his ethos , encouragement memes and technique. His outstanding organisational skills and delivery skills led to covering all the relevant topics of SBR.
As a result of my success I am continuing to study with PAT the last three ACCA Exams I have left – this gives me great confidence I will pass.
A very positive experience that I would highly recommend to others.”
Cristina Iancu , SBR December 2019
“Taking exams after a long break from college is not easy. Professional Accountancy Training (PAT) was an ideal place to get started.
Gerry Fahy challenged me and gave me an honest feedback without beating my confidence down.
The standards and the delivery of the lectures were impeccable. Gerry was very motivational, supportive and always helpful throughout the course.
I honestly believe I couldn’t have passed this exam (SBR) without the help of Gerry and PAT.
Choosing PAT is a decision you won’t regret.”
Aaron Rajan, SBR Dec 2019
“After having failed SBR several times with a previous provider I was left questioning where I would go next.
I chose PAT as I wanted to study with a provider that had outstanding results but also a different approach to tackling the exams.
Gerry’s approach with tailored coursebooks, a question based focus and multiple mock exams really set him apart from previous lecturers. Of even more importance was the constant encouragement that we received from him at every class and the techniques he thought us to keep going when the going got tough.
What also made Gerry’s approach different was the sheer effort he put in including daily study plans during the course and daily revision schedules in the lead up to the exam which helped to make all the difference.
I would have no hesitation in highly recommending both Gerry and PAT to any prospective ACCA students”
Shane O Connor – SBR December 2019
“I took Gerry’s FR class for the December 2019 Exam Session. I had heard about PAT & Gerry’s teaching style and approach from former classmates.
Gerry’s stepped approach to questions will give you confidence going into the exam. He is with you every step of the way with plenty of encouragement. Make no mistake you will have to put the effort in, but if you follow Gerry’s steps and believe in yourself, you will get over the line.
I would highly recommend PAT & Gerry to anyone hoping to pass FR. You will have “No Regrets” on results day.”
Jonathan Hayden (Finance Officer, South Dublin County Council) – FR December 2019
‘‘Before studying with PAT, I received many recommendations to go to Gerry for FR and SBR – “You have to go to Gerry” were the exact words.
Every learning provider will tell you they are exam-focused and student orientated to support you during your ACCA exams and even though I’ve heard and seen this message from learning providers, I experienced it first at PAT despite FR being my seventh ACCA exam to sit.
From day 1 we looked at exam questions, we knew the level that we had to be at to pass FR from the word go.Gerry has the ability to connect with his students, build confidence and give you the tools to smash exams and get the results first time.
PAT is a community of support and now it is me saying “You have to go to Gerry” to colleagues and friends doing ACCA.Thank you for your patience, knowledge and belief. ”
Niamh O’Reilly (Intel Corporation) – ACCA FR December 2019
“Stephen is an excellent lecturer who really cares about his students succeeding. He is laser focused on the Examiner’s requirements, making sure the entire breadth of the Taxation course is covered in great detail. His exam manual is second-to-none, with step-by-step walk-throughs of every TX(IRL) exam question since 2012. This invaluable manual, combined with set homework questions, revision days and live computer-based mock exams means that by studying with Stephen you’re almost guaranteed to pass TX(IRL) with flying colours!”
Siobhan Maher, ACCA TX
“PAT is delivering the courses at high standards, never failed. A big part of this was the lecturer, Stephen, which was very supportive and exam focused, straight to the point. With all this help I managed to pass the TX exam from the first attempt. Well deserved effort!”
Vladimir Cazacov, ACCA TX
He constantly checked in to make sure we were on track. He was available at all hours to answer questions by email. If you follow Stephen’s study and revision plans you will pass the exam first time.”
”I sat my SBR exams in June 2019 and unfortunately, I didn’t pass.
I then contacted Gerry and attended his September 2019 revision class. Initially and of course I was feeling down but Gerry motivated me with his constant encouragement quotes which I needed when I doubted myself.
To regain my confidence, I just needed to follow his learning style and his exam techniques. Regardless of how busy he was he was always helpful and there for me.
I will be recommending PAT to my colleagues and friends who are sitting the ACCA SBR exam.”
Yetty Ilesanmi , ACCA SBR September 2019
Louis Lee – SBR June 2019, Malaysian International Student
“5 exams passed in 2 sittings with PAT, and now completed ACCA. No result lower than 60%. Can’t speak highly enough of Gerry & Terry. Notes are first class & constant support throughout the course.
Follow the lads plan and you pass; simple.”
Mark Lynskey – SBR and SBL June 2019
”After struggling to pass P2 I was recommended by a friend to get tuition through PAT and passed first time studying with Gerry, I now wish I had gone to Gerry in the first place. He is an excellent lecturer who is extremely exam focused ensuring you hustle for every mark you can get. Once you follow his plan and his method you are on the road to success. The best part about studying with Gerry is the level of support he provides you really feel that he is really rooting for you and will do everything in his power to help you pass.
I would 100% recommend to anyone trying to pass the ACCA exams to go to Professional Accountancy Training for their tuition.”
Emma Carter – SBR June 2019 (Intel)
”What can I say about Gerry and PAT? Gerry is 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.”
Graham Curran – SBR June 2019 (Citibank)
“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.”
Lochalann Egan – SBR and AAA June 2019 (Grant Thornton)
”I started studying ACCA many years ago and then had a long break as my professional career progressed. I never thought I would be back until a colleague recommended PAT to me. I tried tuition before and it didn’t work for me the way I expected so was a bit unsure. I decided to give ACCA another go and signed up to Audit and Assurance class with Terry. I passed on the first sitting and then followed with Strategic and Business Reporting class with Gerry which I passed on the first attempt. The guys are inspirational with bespoke materials and fantastic approach. They are also very committed to getting you passed with almost daily personal mails and updates. You are never left alone without knowing what the next steps are. Take a look at their pass rates and you will see that their approach is working extremely well! I can’t recommend them highly enough!”
Pawel Krezlewicz – SBR June 2019 (Irish Water)
” I decided to study P2/SBR with Gerry for the December 2017 exam after he had been highly recommended by friends, however still with Gerry’s encouragement and support I still felt overwhelmed by the contents of the course so I decided not to sit the exam in December after going to all the lectures.
I then decided to retry the exam again in the June 2019 sitting with Gerry again as I felt encouraged by his lecturing style and support in 2017. However, during the lectures, I felt again very overwhelmed and scared that I might actually fail the exam.
I told Gerry about my fears and yet again he was very encouraging and told me not to let my fears get the best of me. I told him I was just going to go for the exam to have a feel for it but will probably have to resit it again, regardless I continued with the studies to the very end.
I watched and listened to Gerry’s recordings after lectures and during the weekends and followed his working plans. I got the result today and got the shock of my life when I saw PASS, I couldn’t help it – but to keep smiling.
I will always recommend PAT to any ACCA students looking to complete their studies!”
Juliana Llesanmi – SBR June 2019 (Statestreet)
”I decided to study P2/SBR With Gerry after he was recommended to me and I am delighted i chose to study at PAT with Gerry as he is an incredible lecture, not only at the teaching aspect but the support level also.
If you stick to the plan and trust the process from Gerry, you will not be disappointed so long as you put the work in also.And always hustle for the marks :)!!
The support he gives with his weekly motivational quotes is what got me through and knew it would be worth it as Gerry would say you need to believe in yourself.
I will 100% be recommending PAT to any potential ACCA students I know.”
Shauna Fox – SBR, March 2019.
‘I had been referred to Gerry by a friend and I enrolled in his SBR course as an online participant as I was based out of Vancouver. I can safely say it was the best possible decision I could have made. Though I was working from a completely different time zone the online access to the notes and recording of lectures made everything seamless.
I had not studied financial reporting since college as I had exemptions and was apprehensive that I might not be able for the exam. I can safely say without the brilliantly structured learning plan and constant bits of advice on how to squeeze every last mark out of every question, I would not have passed.
In each lecture the topics were referred back to real life scenarios which made learning so much easier and Gerry hammers into you a very formulaic approach to everything so that you can have a certain amount of marks in the bag before you even begin.
Besides the course content Gerry seems to be available 24/7 and is constantly pushing and motivating you to keep you on track. I could not speak more highly of this course and would recommend it to everyone whether you are going for first in the world or just trying to scrape a pass’.
David O Sullivan – SBR December 2018
‘Just wanted to write to you guys in PAT to thank you for guiding me through my final 2 ACCA papers ( P2 in June 2018 & P7 in December 2018 ) with 65% and 73% respectively.
I am delighted to say that I have now become an ACCA affiliate and the early mornings/late nights are now all worth it.
I have been based in Chicago for the last 18 months, and was delighted to hear that I could watch your recorded classes back, as the time zone differences meant it was impossible for me to watch them live. This, along with your continuous offering of support and motivation were key factors in my ability to gain the appropriate materials, exam techniques, and confidence in order to pass these exams.
Gerry, your 5 step technique for P2 (SBR) is something that gave me great confidence, and almost a feel good factor in the exam, and helped me get into my rhythm for completing the rest of the paper. This technique is a master-plan for all future students and your success speaks volumes.
Terry, the level of detail you go into, in your exam technique , and the guidance you provide throughout the 3 month period was brilliant. I started the lectures a number of week’s late due to changing roles and getting up to speed, and the guidance on what we should have completed by what stage was fantastic for me – so as to give me a guide as to where I should be.
I would highly recommend all future ACCA students and fellow colleagues to go to Professional Accountancy Training for their tuition. Of all exams I have completed – this is by far the best tuition and support I’ve received – and I wasn’t even in the same continent!!”
Brian McGrory – AAA and SBR – December 2018
”Just passing to thank you guys for the support given to me to achieve a successful SBL result.
Especially, Terry who is an incredible lecturer and equipped us very well (students) in such a short period to prepare for this exam. Definitely, your approach to revision really helped by doing mocks and to receive personal feedbacks.
It was my last exam. So, I am delighted that I am done with all ACCA exams. But I will be recommending your College every time I have an opportunity.
Taking this opportunity to wish your College all the best and success”.
Jocilene Reis, SBL – December 2018
”I just wanted to email quickly and say thanks very much not only over the past couple of months with AAA but also having past F8 and P1 with you also.
Absolutely delighted this morning with 72% in AAA. Done and dusted with the exams now.
Your teaching techniques are undoubtably the reason I passed my exams comfortably over the past few sittings. You provide such dedication to all your students consistently and you personally were a major drawback after I moved on to every ACCA exam for this reason. (I would have sat advanced tax if you were teaching it)!!
I feel you have the art of passing any of the ACCA exams down to a fine tee. I always listened to your advice during the lectures and took any of your valuable feedback on board whenever you had given it and use it going forward. You really broke down the content and made it so coherent and manageable.
The lectures were great also, because I honestly never minded going down to your lectures either in the evening or over the weekends as you kept them interesting, while having a fixated view on exam technique and answering questions.
From what I had learnt in F8, I brought forward to the professional exams and thankfully never had to repeat any of my exams as a result.
Going forward, I will 100% be recommending PAT to any potential ACCA students I am speaking to and speaking of the dedication you provide to students trying to pass their exams.
I wish PAT and yourself the very best for the future.
Again, thanks for everything”.
Niall Smith, AAA – December 2018
”Absolutely delighted with my results. Passed first time thanks to the GF method.
Gerry is by far the best lecturer I had the pleasure to meet. He will make you work hard, but he gets results”.
Diane Cristie – F 7 December 2018
”Gerry’s approach is strict and straightforward. He’s got notes for the chapter and exam questions to test yourself, all in one pack. The key to passing SBR is attendance and homework.
A few weeks before the exam I went through past questions and used Gerry’s notes to answer them.
After failing f7 twice with 49% and finally passing the third time round (with a different college) I was surprised I passed SBR first time round with a solid 50% while studying with Gerry.
Also, it’s important to test yourself with mock exams in his class, as it opened my eyes of how unprepared I was!!
Paula Bitinaite – SBR December 2018
”Truly shocking news – I got 60%!!
I just wanted you to say a big thank you for all the work you put in during the last 6 months of getting me to believe in myself and the tips on how to pass the exam.
I had no idea what I did” in the exam, but I did only what you said in your classes – and the results are here!!
Once again THANK YOU for all your inspirational words and daily quotes which kept us motivated.
I’m very disappointed that I will never get to go to another one of your classes again.
YES, I DID – and of course with you – everyone can do it”.
Ali Akber Mufaddal – SBR December 2018
”Just a quick email to thank you Gerry for all your help with P2/SBR. I passed with 53%!!!
I had an exemption for F7 and I was worried that I wouldn’t be up to scratch to deal with SBR. However, Gerry is an amazing lecturer and his notes and exam technique/preparation put me at ease.
This approach to the class will help you be well prepared for the exam – all you have to do is stick to the plan and follow his method. I found the December 2018 sitting very difficult, but I didn’t panic during it and I just stuck to the GF method and it worked!!
It just proves the exam is doable with GF. I can’t recommend Gerry enough for SBR!
Thanks again for all your help”.
Peter Lynch – SBR December 2018
”Impending exam results – doom” – this was the title of the email I sent to Gerry a few days before exam results as I was sure I had failed SBR and wanted some advice on what my next steps should be.
Having exemptions from most of the F papers, I was terrified of SBR due to my lack of assumed knowledge, but Gerry assured me it would not be a problem.
Gerry’s plan made all the difference. I left most lectures disheartened as I felt like I hadn’t grasped each concept discussed. I spoke with Gerry on numerous occasions as I felt like giving up, but he was always at the other end of the phone or classroom telling me to not give up and to stick to his plan!
After getting 13% in the mock exam (three weeks before the exam) I had practically given up, but then a motivational message from Gerry would pop up on my email ending with STICK TO MY PLAN.
So, I took his advice, I stuck to his plan and last night I got my results – PASSED with 69%.
Gerry’s plan is MAGIC!!!”.
Siobhan Brown – SBR December 2018
Siobhán Maher – ACCA Dip. AB – Springboard 2018
“PAT are highly invested in their students. The team are very supportive and motivational. The combination of lectures and notes provided were delivered in an interesting manner with an exam-based focus. PAT provided a really positive learning experience.” – Carol Reardon, ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business, Springboard 2019.
‘’A huge thank you to everyone at Professional Accountancy Training. I found the versatility of the programme a dream. It really gave me the flexibility to fit learning with work commitments and a young family. I used all the learning options: classroom, online, mobile and recorded lectures depending on what suited me and all of them surpassed my expectations. Cutting the recorded lectures into bite size chunks made it easy to digest, catch up and focus on the most challenging areas for me. On top of that, the energy, motivation and support provided by Gerry and the team has been first class. I couldn’t recommend you highly enough!’’
Andrew Couch, ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business, Springboard 2018.
‘’The PAT preparation course for the exams for the Diploma in Account in Business was suggested by my manager to help me in my career progression at work and as part of my ups-kill program. I was very reluctant and not quite sure what to expect. The first module has by far exceed my expectations. Gerry is extremely knowledgeable and an excellent lecturer. The online format of the classes is excellent as I can watch livestream classes, interact with classmates and lecturer, re-watch the classes any time it suits and as many times as I want. The subjects are lectured with real world examples, which makes it easier to understand and remember. As soon as I did my exam, I was
already looking forward for the next module to start.’’
Leonor Fontoura, ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business, Springboard 2019.
‘’The best thing about studying the Accounting In Business Diploma are definitely the lecturers and the high quality of the lectures I am receiving on a daily and weekly basis. The online nature of the course coupled with how receptive the lecturers (Gerry Fahy at present) are to share their seemingly unquantifiable knowledge was no doubt an essential component of the success of my first exam and ensured that deadlines came and went without incident.
I feel as though the standard of the Diploma that I will hopefully go on to achieve will open doors for me in the business world in the long term. I never imagined that Springboard, ACCA, Gerry Fahy and co could present me with such a wonderful opportunity as I am in full time employment. For this, I am forever grateful and cannot wait for the next module. ‘’ #
Adrian Wall, ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business, Springboard 2019.
‘’As I start out on my journey back to education my experience so far has been a very positive one. I was apprehensive about returning to my career after a 6 year break but immediately Gerry with his motivational speeches made me believe in my goals and has helped set me up on a new career path that I look forward to taking. Sitting down to watch his lectures after 8 hrs work was never a chore, his excellent story telling technique meant you are constantly engaged and learning through his real-life experiences. The online format works well for me allowing me the flexibility to continue with the demands of having a young family and I still get to interact with lecturers and classmates. The ACCA diploma in accounting and business will go a long way to help me build the foundations for what will hopefully be a successful career.’’
Aisling Gill, ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business, Springboard 2019.
‘’A very interesting and valuable experience. I learnt a lot and it gave me a good grounding in the basics. Gerry Fahy as a lecturer is all you need, he provides great feedback and encouragement all the way, from the very beginning to the end. ‘There is nothing you can’t achieve’ that’s his approach to students, which is inspirational and makes you realize that everything is possible. As for the assistance, feedback, and general help of the PAT team, I found them excellent.”
Vladimir Cazacov, ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business, Springboard 2018.
‘‘I have enjoyed studying Accountancy”, not a phrase I ever thought I would use, but Gerry has a wonderful ability to bring, what could be unimaginative material, to life, making it both interesting and memorable, so memorable that, despite having no previous grounding in the subject at all, I passed my exams first time.
The flexibility of the course structure, with online unlimited access to course materials and lectures, is so brilliant for those studying around family, or other commitments, and is something, to which other Springboard courses should aspire. Lastly the support provided by Gerry and his team has been second to none.’’
Eileen Harmey, ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business, Springboard 2018.
‘’I started my ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business with PAT last September. This is the most outstanding course provider if you’re looking for professional development.
I had no previous accounting experience and Gerry’s learning style was amazing as it was interactive and full of practical tips. Will recommend PAT to my colleagues and friends.’’
Svetlana Malceva, ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business, Springboard 2018.
”I couldn’t thank PAT team enough, from the moment I have contacted Rasita the professionalism, support and friendly atmosphere was incredible. Gerry made all of the lectures more interesting, few motivating emails during the week kept me focused also. Even though I still have many more modules to go I feel confident that choosing PAT was the best choice I have made.
And I mean every single word I have written.
Zivile Mozeryte, ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business, Springboard 2019.
‘’I recently undertook the ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business in January 2019 through Springboard with PAT college and I could not be happier that I decided to go down this route.
From the outset Gerry and the team have been incredible. The support and help throughout have made the course a lot easier than I expected and made me feel that I was more than capable to not only pass the course but to achieve great results. All classes I have enjoyed tremendously and the atmosphere created by Gerry and the team has been brilliant – making us challenge each other and push each other to do better. You come away from every session feeling you have learned something new.
A special mention to the lecturers and the way that they deliver the course as it is very enjoyable and makes you want to come back every week and participate in the sessions. There is no such thing as a boring class in this college. The work they put in and the structure of the course is second to none and it will no doubt show in the results we all achieve. I couldn’t recommend it enough!!’’
Patrick Cunningham, ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business, Springboard 2019.
“I started this diploma in September 2018 via Springboard. There is no denying that it takes a certain amount of commitment and discipline as it runs at a fast pace. However, Gerry Fahy (lecturer in both MA and AB) is excellent, energetic, and very engaging. His skills lie in making the more complex concepts accessible and easier to understand by breaking them into smaller more digestible chunks through illustration, real life examples and a little humour. As the quote goes “if you cant explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough”. Gerry certainly has a passion for his subject and it shows. He also gives study tips as you go along and I personally have found these invaluable to make the most of my study and focus it more where it’s needed (particularly in the final days leading to the exam). This is so helpful when you have lots of different draws on your time, be it work, family etc. The team behind him in PAT are very encouraging and approachable and I would recommend anyone thinking of signing up to do so, you won’t regret it.”
Elaine Banks, ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business, Springboard 2019.
‘’Having encountered problems registering with ACCA before starting this ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business via the Springboard system, Gerry Fahy and his staff fought my case and got me onto the course. Then Gerry’s passionate delivery of the course content brought out my twenty five years of accounting/bookkeeping experience and turned it into 71% pass on the FFA (F3) Financial Accounting plus 67% pass on the FAB (F1) Accountant in Business and has me all fired up to keep the momentum going for FMA (F2) Management Accounting and the online Foundations in Professionalism and Ethics.
I would recommend this course run via ProfessionalAccountancyTraining.com to anyone with a history in bookkeeping or finance and looking to advance their knowledge and career prospects into the future in a practical and enjoyable environment both online or in classroom.
I wish Gerry, Breda, Rasita and all the staff of PAT all the best with the College’s future.
Could say good luck but when you have strong systems then you have success by design?’’
Kevin Geo Ayres. ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business, Springboard 2018.
‘’If you apply the 5 senses to the ACCA Diploma taught by Gerry you will:
Hear Gerry’s enthusiasm for his subject
Feel supported at all times
See 100% commitment from PAT
Touch the real world of accounting.’’
Jane McAleese – ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business Springboard 2018.
”I would recommend Gerry Fahy as FR lecturer as he came highly recommended by a friend of mine. I will definitely sign-up for a future paper that he provides.