100% pass rate puts accounting on course for platinum rating
26th February 2015
Newcastle-under-Lyme College (NULC) students are this week celebrating a 100% pass rate on five different accounting courses.
Twenty-six NULC students sat worldwide Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) exams in December and, when their results arrived this week, all of them had passed. This bucks a national average pass rate of 48%.
The clean sheet was for the Accounting Fundamental papers (F4, F5, F6, F7 and F8). NULC students also exceeded the national results in the Professional Papers where 77% of students passed P2 and 50% passed P3 against the national score of 50% and 48% respectively.
NULC was awarded ACCA Gold approval in 2013, which gives recognition to the quality of tuition provision and support for accounting students. Having exceeded the national pass rates in all December 2014 papers the College can set its sights on the Platinum level award following the next results in June.
In order to achieve the Gold approval the College demonstrated its commitment to quality by fulfilling a range of challenging performance targets relating to infrastructure, student feedback, quality of tutors and best practice provision of ACCA tuition and support.
Said NULC ACCA/CIMA Coordinator Sarah Champ: "The students and the staff are absolutely delighted with these outstanding exam results. Most of the students are sponsored on these professional qualifications by their employers so we are also pleased to be providing such a great return on investment.
"It shows that smaller class sizes and top quality teaching methods, rather than simply lecturing, really works for students."
Accounting is one of a series of professional part-time qualifications offered by NULC locally which allow students to improve their career prospects while continuing to work. These including law, finance, engineering,computing, business administration, health and social care, teaching, and leadership and management at a range of levels. To find out more, please click here.