PAT Springboard

“Springboard+ is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF programme for employability, inclusion and learning 2014-2020”

Testimonials

Lochalann Egan

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
AAA & SBR (Grant Thornton)

Graham Curran

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

Graham Curran
SBR (Citibank)

Sinead Maguire

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 (Central Bank of Ireland)

Conor Corrigan

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

Conor Corrigan
SBR (Volkswagen Financial Services Ireland)

Cian Holland

“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
TX (Airbus Financial Services)

Lione Horbach

I had a great experience with my TAX ACCA exam, instructed by Stephen Fennell. The program is fantastic and Stephen was great in keeping me motivated and involved during the lectures and through my study plan. I didn’t have much knowledge of the subject when I started and because I only attended the revision program the resources available (videos/notes/exercices) and the help with my study plan were crucial for my success passing the exam. 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

Lione Horbach
TX