PAT is a provider of Springboard+ upskilling initiative in higher education. Offering free and subsidised courses at certificate, degree and masters level leading to qualifications in areas where there are employment opportunities in the economy.
Our AA students achieved a pass rate of 87% in December 2019 exams compared to the global average of 38%; AAA - 75% vs the global average of 33% and SBL - 72% vs the global average of 41% in March 2020 exams.
From the outset, Gerry and the team have been nothing but supportive and helpful. It was apparent from the very first class that PAT's one true aim is for its students to be the absolute best that they can be: bene, melior, optime. The material is brought to life by the passion of the lectures, and their ability to convey knowledge using real-world examples, energetic classes and humour. Think accountancy training is boring? Not here. It’s anything but."
Siobhán MaherACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business
"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 EganGrant Thornton
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 MaguireCentral Bank of Ireland
"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.
Cian HollandAirbus Financial Services
"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