everything you need to succeed



A specialist team helping students pass ACCA and CIMA exams.

We’ve taught thousands of students and we know they need the following:


Summarised version of the content to make it manageable.
Explanation of everything on the syllabus with illustrations.
Exam question practice throughout.


So this is what we've done...


Simplified lecture notes to manage content
Practice illustrations with run throughs from subject specialists
Practice, practice, practice exam questions.

DON'T TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT   



Capita Managed IT:

"The lecture staff are very knowledgeable, the on line resources are excellent and the course delivered in simple and practical way. I felt well prepared for my exams."


McGuire and Farry:

"Tutors are fantastic, they explain everything in detail, go through loads of examples and take the time to answer any questions during class and after through What'sApp messenger, resources are exceptional and the textbooks and exam kits are very useful in terms of preparing for the exam."


EY:

"Great tutors Always there to answer any questions or help with concerns Have been able to continue studying throughout the ongoing coronavirus restrictions and not hold back gaining my qualification thanks to RCA"


KOSI Corporation Ltd:

"The quality of lecturing and teaching is second to none. The academy and the lecturers are fully and wholly dedicated to assisting students in passing these exams and their teaching methods and approach have proven highly successful to date."


STUDY OPTIONS AT RCA



Face to Face Classroom

Live Online

Online Only

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Face to Face Classroom

  • Experience the fantastic RCA learning in the prestigious Riddel Hall at Queens University Belfast.
  • Experienced subject specialist lecturers.
  • All learning materials and online support included.
  • Over 50 placed students since 2009.
  • N.B Under current restrictions all courses will be delivered via the Live Online Stream

Live Online

  • Can't get to Belfast but want the structure of a classroom course, Live Online is a great choice.
  • Experience the live stream anywhere you have an internet connection. Classes are fully interactive and tutor support always on hand.
  • All classes are recorded and available to watch again via your online sign in.

Online Only

  • Flexible learning for self studying. Innovative online content to support your studies.
  • Recorded classroom lectures now available and part of the online content.
  • Materials included and available to download.

Tutor Support

  • Contact your tutor any time.
  • Email What'sApp or Call
  • Structured disciplined study guidance via email as part of the course.
  • We are here to support you through your ACCA journey

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

Face to Face Classroom

  • Experience the fantastic RCA learning in the prestigious Riddel Hall at Queens University Belfast.
  • Experienced subject specialist lecturers.
  • All learning materials and online support included.
  • Over 30 placed students since 2009.
  • N.B Under current restrictions all courses will be delivered via the Live Online Stream

Live Online

  • Can't get to Belfast but want the structure of a classroom course, Live Online is a great choice.
  • Experience the live stream anywhere you have an internet connection. Classes are fully interactive and tutor support always on hand.
  • All classes are recorded and available to watch again via your online sign in.

Online Only

  • Flexible learning for self studying. Innovative online content to support your studies.
  • Recorded classroom lectures now available and part of the online content.
  • Materials included and available to download.

Tutor Support

  • Contact your tutor any time.
  • Email What'sApp or Call
  • Structured disciplined study guidance via email as part of the course
  • We are here to support you through your CIMA journey

Frequently Asked Questions


Answers to some common questions.


Q> I can't decide between ACCA or CIMA, what is the difference?

A> We appreciate it is always difficult when starting out in your career to see yourself in say, 5 years time, however, if you see yourself working in business or industry then CIMA is more likely to be the qualification for you. If you would prefer the flexibility of being able to work in industry and practice, or maybe even as a self employed accountant, ACCA may be more suitable. Ensue to check the "WHY" section of both the ACCA & CIMA websites for further details.

Q> How often do RCA run courses?

A> Here at RCA we run all courses twice a year to keep students moving through their chosen qualification. For CIMA these run during the Spring & Autumn each year. For ACCA, classes run in line with the x 4 exam sittings each year, therefore courses run during the Winter, Spring, Summer & Autumn terms, with all subjects covered twice a year.

Q> I'm not sure where to start, what do I need to do first?

A> Your first step is to check any exemptions you may be awarded via previous studies, we can then establish your starting point on either ACCA or CIMA. Then register as an ACCA or CIMA student, pay the associated fees and receive your ID number, from here you can begin your studies and book out and sit exams.

Q> Will an RCA course cover the syllabus and prepare me for my exam?

A> Yes is the simple answer. RCA have run courses now since 2009 with great success via short intense class sessions, helping to retain that vital information with constant question practice throughout. Now with the added bonus of all classes recorded and available to watch again via your online account to consolidate and reinforce classroom learning.

Q> What is the difference between Classroom & Live Online as I see the price is the same?

A> Very little. Everything is included with either option. 1. All classes 2.Tutor email/What'sApp support 3. All Materials 4. Online access 5. Pass Guarantee.  Main difference being, if you can' make it to a face to face class in Belfast then simply login to the Live Stream and receive that structured, disciplined learning. If you can make it to Belfast, then great, see you in class, the choice is yours to attend or view online.

Q> How does the Pass Guarantee work?

A> Basically from 2021 all students opting for Classroom or Live Online will have access to all classes on an ongoing basis and RCA Online resources up until they pass their exam.

Q> Do RCA have payment plans available?

A> Yes, the ever popular monthly (or weekly) payment plan is always available at RCA. Simply complete the Direct Debit mandate on the enrolment form and RCA will do the rest based on you preference. Remember the earlier you register the longer the plan (months or weeks) this can be spread over. 

Q> Are Exam Fees covered in the cost of an RCA course?

A> No, RCA fees cover all tuition, materials, online access and tutor support. Exam fees along with initial registration and annual subscription fees are an external cost and paid direct to ACCA or CIMA.  

Q> What does the Online Only option include?

A> RCA have now packaged up their classroom lectures to offer a fantastic value stand alone option for that flexible learning with full access available for a 6 month period. RCA notes are included and available to download with a Kaplan discount voucher also on hand should you wish to purchase Kaplan study books to supplement your studies.  

rca Belfast team


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RCA Team Member

Aaron Crozier

ACCA AA FR FM SBR AAA CIMA F3

RCA Team Member

Claire Palmer

CIMA E1 E2

RCA Team Member

Stephen Ellis

ACCA BT CIMA BA1

RCA Team Member

Paula McGuigan

ACCA FA CIMA BA3

RCA Team Member

Patrick Barr

ACCA SBL APM

RCA Team Member

Liam Bennett

ACCA PM CIMA P1 F1

RCA Team Member

Angela Brady

ACCA CBL CIMA BA4

RCA Team Member

David McCourt

ACCA ATX

RCA Team Member

Iain Kirker

CIMA F2

RCA Team Member

John Carew

CIMA P2 P3

RCA Team Member

Lauren Porter

ACCA TX

RCA Team Member

Matt Barr

ACCA MA CIMA BA2