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Course fees include all classroom tuition and relevant course materials. The price also includes (where available) access to the online parallel system, all past exams and exclusive course notes.

Course fees are subject to change and Richard Clarke Academy (RCA) reserve the right to change the fee prevailing the course commencement date. RCA reserve the right to refuse admission to a course where payment hasn’t been received in full or terms agreed via RCA payment options.

Should you choose payment by internet banking or cheque please follow the details via the Invoice you will receive on registering for a course

For those choosing to make partial payments from the invoice a 10% deposit is required no later than 1 week prior to the course commencing, with payment in full required no later than 2 weeks after the course has concluded - Interest @5% of the value of the invoice will be charged for any amount outstanding after this date

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  • A completed RCA online enrolment form must be completed prior to the commencement of all courses

    Deferral - Where the entire course fees have been paid or a Direct Debit/Flexible payment has been received, an enrolment can be deferred for one sitting provided notice is received at least 1 week prior to the course commencement date, alternatively a full refund will be made upon request. All relevant material has to be returned to RCA once the course has been deferred.

    Course cancellation - A cancellation of a course requires advanced notification of at least 1 week prior to the course commencement date and all monies will be refunded. If the customer wishes to cancel once the course has commenced and has attended more than 1 class, no refunds will be made

    RCA reserves the right to cancel any course if adequate demand is not met, resulting in a full refund to all students booked on the course.

    Courses and credits are not transferable between students.

    All course notes will be issued with the commencement of the respective courses. 

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    • Students must:

    Book on a course, completing the online enrolment form

    Ensure an 80% attendance record on courses which will be verified by tutors attendance sheets. If you are unable to attend, please let us know either by email or phone.

    Attempt 100% of the work given by the tutor, including any mock exam set. 

    Ensure all feedback set by RCA is returned.

    If the above conditions are satisfied, and a student fails a particular paper, RCA will offer the full or revision course free of charge at the NEXT available sitting. Courses are not transferable under the Pass Gurantee Scheme

    Any ACCA or CIMA promotional or discounted courses made available by RCA, the Pass Guarantee will not be valid

    • RCA Referral Scheme:

    The person referring a friend must be a current RCA student who has booked and paid for at least one paper for the current term, RCA will offer that student and the new student who goes on to book a course £25 each ( up to a maximum of 3 referrals per student )

    • Student Complaints Procedure

    Richard Clarke Academy (RCA) strives to achieve the best possible experience for its students, but we understand that there may be times when a student is dissatisfied with some aspect of what we have delivered or wishes to raise an issue they may have with a fellow student.

    Informal Complaints

    In most instances, the issue can be resolved simply by discussing it with the person/s involved, or raising the matter with a relevant tutor or the RCA centre manager.

    Formal Complaints

    If the matter is not successfully resolved via informal means, or the issue is of a serious nature, a formal complaint should be made in writing as soon as is reasonably possible. It is much more likely that the matter will be resolved satisfactorily if it is raised at an early stage.

    Written complaints should state clearly the nature and origin of the issue/s, detail what steps have been taken to resolve it informally and (if applicable) explain why the outcome of the informal procedure is not considered satisfactory. Complaints should usually be submitted to an appropriate RCA employee so that they may then be assigned to a member of the management team for review.

    The manager will contact the complainant to outline the steps they intend to take and to give an indication of the date by which they anticipate being able to conclude their investigation and issue their response.

    Once a decision has been made, the complainant will receive a written outcome which sets out details of the findings and, if the complaint is upheld, indicates what action will be taken.

    When a student raises a complaint in good faith, RCA will take reasonable steps to ensure that by invoking the complaint procedures the student is not subjected to less favorable treatment. However, if a student is found to have raised a complaint dishonestly or maliciously, the matter may be addressed through the Student Disciplinary Procedure.

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    • I would like to thank you and RCA Belfast for all your help and guidance during all the exams. It has added great value and learning which helped me in passing all the exams in first attempt.

      Saurabh Garg

      Saurabh Garg
    • Thanks John & RCA for all your help over the last term. Your teaching methods are first class and you bring a bit of humour to the class as well. I really looked forward to CIMA P2 classes last term.

      Steven Scullion

      Steven Scullion
    • Trust me I’ve experienced other tutors outside RCA & you can’t compare!! Richard...oh well who doesn’t love his teaching skills?! He made studying fun with his daily tweets, email recaps and videos!

      Nadine Scicluna

      Nadine Scicluna
    • Thanks to everyone at RCA especially CIMA P1 tutor Simone,she was excellent both in class and help with questions outside class, I would not have passed had it not been for her teaching methods smile

      Stacey McKinstry

      Stacey McKinstry
    • Great course notes and friendly lecturers who are always very helpful

      Stephanie Ellul

      Stephanie Ellul
    • "The tuition is excellent - I have already referred a friend who I studied with in University of Ulster"

      Hutchinson Engineering

      Hutchinson Engineering
    • I never failed an exam with you!!! You are going to miss me in class :p Thank you so much for everything !!!! ACCA Qualified

      Luisa Mangion

      Luisa Mangion
    • Another pillar of strength at RCA was to my mind the manner in which exam practice and exam technique is taught to students. Communication and lecturer availability is another of their many plusses!

      Elian Mallia

      Elian Mallia
    • I'm really happy with the RCA service. I feel very comfortable coming for the lectures. Staff are brilliant, very helpful. Your ACCA knowledge is superb. Its like I am speaking to old friends smile

      Rimona Alessia

      Rimona Alessia
    • P2 course with Richard added real value into my journey towards ACCA. Unforgettable experience and really nice time, quality teaching and complete success in the exam!

      Yana Loannou

      Yana Loannou
    • I found the course superb, a complete different approach to the exam was needed and that's what i got!!

      Dara Edwards

      Dara Edwards
    • Passed F9. See you in P2!! smile)

      Christelle Curmi

      Christelle Curmi
    • I have passed all the professional level papers RCA Aberdeen gave me massive help. I especially like the mind map style, it really works for me) and totally committed tutors as well.

      Tao Wang

      Tao Wang
    • Thanks to RCA, I managed to get my ACCA within my target of 3yrs! I can't say that it was easy but with determination, sacrifice and a bit of humour from Richard, I succeeded. Thanks again

      Amanda Schembri

      Amanda Schembri
    • Massive thanks for all your help over the last 3 years, making it as enjoyable as possible, passed my final exam, P6 with 64 marks! I honestly couldn’t think of a better place to get through ACCA.

      Shane Milligan

      Shane Milligan
    • Fantastic morning. I passed both P3 with a 69% and P7 Thanks a lot, I could not have made it without your exam techniques. Cu soon at the academy, I'll miss your teaching on P6

      Tano Borg

      Tano Borg
    • No more F9... Cu for P2 smile) Thx to ur gr8 teaching that we pass smile

      Tiziana Ellul

      Tiziana Ellul
    • RCA brought a new innovative way of teaching, with dynamic lecturers and their lecture delivery. People at RCA understand us students and our concerns, and will act swiftly to help in any way possible

      Ramon Ceci

      Ramon Ceci
    • Great & outgoing tutors, nice ambience, easy-to-follow material, excellent support whenever needed...What else would a student need?? Thanks to RCA today I can say I am an ACCA Affiliate.

      Diane Baldacchino

      Diane Baldacchino
    • Studying at RCA, showed there's a fun way to learn not only for exam day but for my future. A new learning experience to ease the pressure of studying. Big thanks to all the crew at RCA.

      Jonathan Scerri

      Jonathan Scerri
    • Ok , I've checked it 20 times! its says i've passed both smile thanks to everyone at RCA Belfast

      Bronagh Farren

      Bronagh Farren
    • I have to say though I couldnt have done it without you.. You truly give us hope and your method of teaching rocks !!

      Becky Bajada

      Becky Bajada
    • Ur one of the best lecturers ive ever been too... you make it easy to understand and i just love ur lessons , they're fun also

      Nadya Turban

      Nadya Turban
    • "Great tutor, excellent teaching approach and study materials. Online materials particularly useful." ACCA P2 RCA Edinburgh

      Danni Wang

    • Richard makes you feel as part of a team rather than a number. So keep it up Rich, you and your academy are our number one!

      Marcon Pavia

      Marcon Pavia
    • Thanks for everything RCA. I am now over the hill smile

      Daniel Cuschieri

      Daniel Cuschieri
    • Just to say that Aaron was an unbelievable teacher, the best financial accounting one that I've ever had. so glad that I'm studying with the Richard Clarke Academy Belfast

      Simon Jenkinson

    • Thank you Richard Clarke. P1 and P3 passed as well. ..

      Carlo Mifsud

      Carlo Mifsud
    • Thank u very much for your help and patience through P3 & 7. If it wasn't your support and help I wouldn't have made it. Once again thanks to you, Michelle and all your team @ RCA that I made it smile

      Frances Degabriele

      Frances Degabriele
    • Really proud and happy to be a student in Richard Clarke Academy... When I had the pleasure to sit in his lectures Richard Clarke was really helpful... Richard has time for everyone!

      Bernadette Rizzo

      Bernadette Rizzo
    • With RCA I have progressed on a personal and professional basis. RCA's lecturers explain the material and weave into everyday practical examples. Making this learning experience all worthwhile!

      Edward Engerer

      Edward Engerer
    • P3 passed 1st attempt! You were spot on, exam technique/approach is important as much as the knowledge! and F9 you were right, it was all about time management! CU at the next course sessions!

      Matthew Fenech

      Matthew Fenech
    • I passed P7!!!!!!!!!! I want to tell you something - you are the BEST teacher I have ever had!! hehhe smile I wouldnt have passed without u and ur techniques! thanks!!!

      Krista Attard

      Krista Attard
    • I want to thank the whole team from RCA Belfast. I think your way of teaching is brilliant and I enjoyed all CIMA classes. Done all pro papers and didn’t fail one. RCA is just a different level.

      Sina Scharakowski

      Sina Scharakowski
    • ACCA...100% complete (finally) Thanks to Richard Clarke this is all thanks to you and your academy smile

      Caroline Magro

      Caroline Magro
    • At RCA everybody counts! Lectures aren’t old school style (you won’t be sleeping on the desk for sure!) and individual attention is always given. Also all past papers are worked throughout the course

      Leonora Attard

      Leonora Attard
    • I tried BPP but RCA were far better in every respect - I have nothing but good words to say about them - and would recommend them to everyone taking ACCA smile

      Marketa Novakova

      Marketa Novakova
    • Thanks to RCA again, contacted by ACCA this week and my P1 result was 3rd in Ireland and 13th in World. I made it clear to ACCA that this was down to RCA and Patrick Barr in particular.

      Gareth Feeney

      Gareth Feeney
    • The experience with RCA tuition was simply amazing! Richard Clarke lectures were fun and easy to follow. Accountancy made simple indeed!

      Aaron Darmanin

      Aaron Darmanin
    • I had the honor and pleasure to be guided in my studies for obtaining ACCA certification in RCA. At uni my lecturers were Prof. Dr. etc - none as good as Richard in teaching and expertise

      Fatian Devija

      Fatian Devija
    • I started with RCA in December 2010, a completely different and creative way of tutoring that help me achieve my goals

      Rob Hamdi

      Rob Hamdi
    • RCA has been a nurturing experience for me. The tutors are invaluable with guidance, approachable and encouraging us. RCA is great. Summary of this all = RCA is the best!

      Daniela Attard

      Daniela Attard
    • "Great tutors, great notes can email tutors at any time, and they care that you pass first time!"

      HJ Martin

      HJ Martin
    • Thank god I dont have to worry about exam results anymore!! Top academy - big up RCA:) !!!

      Julie Glackin

      Julie Glackin
    • I want to show my appreciation and gratitude to Richard for being a great lecturer. He's always positive, very helpful and make things simple to understand. Failure is not an option with Richard!

      Manuella Lamellari

      Manuella Lamellari
    • I recently qualified with RCA and all the way they offer support; thanks to professional and highly-knowledgeable tutors, and resources as well as helpful staff they will guide you through to success!

      Nadine Mifsud

      Nadine Mifsud
    • If you want to qualify you have to attend Richard Clarke's classes. Concise, well structured & straight into exam technique. Exceptional teaching ability! Richard, thank you & keep up the good work!

      Catherine Asiani

      Catherine Asiani
    • Just heard that I was placed 2nd in CIMA F2 and 5th in CIMA P2 in Ireland. Again massively due to the great standards set by RCA. Many thanks again for all your help

      Shane Milligan

      Shane Milligan
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