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RCA is different. It always has been. It was set up that way. We didn’t believe that lecturers had to be boring, in suits, be old and academic.
We believed in talent and a laid back approach.
An approach where the student feels welcome and supported, and the tutor free to concentrate on what they do best, in whatever manner suits them personally. We believe in people - and they need room to thrive. Forget old fashioned stufﬁness, embrace a more human approach to studying. We believe in technology working for us - not against us.
We believe in innovation. We believe in the underdog.
These beliefs and approach allows us to focus and bring about success in our 3 goals:
1) The Best Lecturers
2) The Best Customer Service
3) The Best Studying support
At RCA you are never just a number, you’re one of us and we try never to forget that.
Aaron has been with RCA since it’s inception and is our UK lead lecturer responsible for a wide range of subjects and currently delivering ACCA P2 & P7 in the new Edinburgh centre.
Although he has extensive experience both in public practice and industry, it was always the preparation of students for accountancy exams that held his interest and he was delighted to be the first full-time employee within RCA.
Aaron is now a director with RCA and has responsibility for ensuring that all our Belfast & Edinburgh classroom and online tuition is up to the high standards we set here at RCA as well as teaching his own subjects.
Having been placed in the top 3 in Ireland and top 20 in the world in no less than 4 ACCA subjects during his own qualification (including the toughest 2 papers - P2 and P4) he knows what it takes to succeed and tries to pass this on to his own students.
With pass rates always above the global average and many students also achieving top 3 placings including first in Northern Ireland for CIMA F2 amongst others you can rest assured that if you follow his advice your qualification will be a lot easier!
Who is this Richard Clarke idiot anyway…?
Richard has taught Accountancy exams all his working life pretty much (though there are acouple of auditing manager years at the very beginning in Shaftesbury Avenue, London that he remembers very fondly
He worked at BPP London as a full time tutor and quickly rose through the ranks to be their best rated tutor by students.
This led to him becoming the Director of Training, responsible for training all BPP tutors worldwide. He was also asked by ACCA to create a train the trainer course for all tutors worldwide alongside ACCA examiners, which he did for 3 years.
Then he became the International Director responsible for many of the international centers and for expanding further.
During this time he researched how adults learn (in respect of exams) and started applying it to his teaching and became widely known for these techniques. He also started as an ACCA and CIMA marker for 8 subjects!It soon became clear to him that he needed to start his own academies.
And so RCA Malta & Belfast were born and now sees the team step into Edinburgh to replicate these outstanding centres, Malta, in fact, and in the shortest time possible rose to become a Platinum rated ACCA centre. ACCA’s highest accolade and quite an achievement for one group of tutors with no support and starting from scratch, with Belfast currently in the process of applying for Gold accreditation,
Innovation - RCA have consistently been at the forefront of innovation. From their classroom & online resources, to the new swanky website - you will never be left behind.
See you in class and we will see you smiling at the end too..
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.
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
"The tuition is excellent - I have already referred a friend who I studied with in University of Ulster"
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!
Great course notes and friendly lecturers who are always very helpful
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!
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.
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
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.
"Great tutors, great notes can email tutors at any time, and they care that you pass first time!"
I have to say though I couldnt have done it without you.. You truly give us hope and your method of teaching rocks !!
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.
Passed F9. See you in P2!! )
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
Ok , I've checked it 20 times! its says i've passed both thanks to everyone at RCA Belfast
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
No more F9... Cu for P2 ) Thx to ur gr8 teaching that we pass
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.
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!
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
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
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!
I started with RCA in December 2010, a completely different and creative way of tutoring that help me achieve my goals
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
ACCA...100% complete (finally) Thanks to Richard Clarke this is all thanks to you and your academy
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!
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.
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
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
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
The experience with RCA tuition was simply amazing! Richard Clarke lectures were fun and easy to follow. Accountancy made simple indeed!
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
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!
I found the course superb, a complete different approach to the exam was needed and that's what i got!!
Thank god I dont have to worry about exam results anymore!! Top academy - big up RCA:) !!!
Thank you Richard Clarke. P1 and P3 passed as well. ..
I passed P7!!!!!!!!!! I want to tell you something - you are the BEST teacher I have ever had!! hehhe I wouldnt have passed without u and ur techniques! thanks!!!
Thanks for everything RCA. I am now over the hill
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!
"Great tutor, excellent teaching approach and study materials. Online materials particularly useful." ACCA P2 RCA Edinburgh
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!
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
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
I never failed an exam with you!!! You are going to miss me in class :p Thank you so much for everything !!!! ACCA Qualified