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.
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 academy.
And so RCA Malta was born - which, 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.
RCA Belfast and Aberdeen quickly followed. During this time Richard was seeing the online potential for his students. Not an “instead of” classroom but an “as well as”. Student support at its most ﬂexible.
He quickly set about embracing Twitter and was in fact the ﬁrst of all colleges on there, and still has an incredible following. He tweets about exams, studies, ACCA and technological advances that may help students.
Then he created the email recaps - which are now enjoyed by thousands of students - simple snippets of information or questions (about your ACCA paper) that arrive in your inbox from time to time
But what Richard is most proud of is aCOWtancy.com. It was 3 years in the making and will not be fully ﬁnished ever he feels (as things change and opportunities arise).
It is simply the most advanced, thoughtful, creative, innovative and helpful accountancy tuition website there is.
And that brings us to the present day where he is still honing the ﬁner details ofaCOWtancy ready for launch… and loving teaching more now than he ever did.
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
Another 2 exams down!!!! Thanks Richard!! :D
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
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.
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!
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
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!!!
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!
Passed F9, thanks to your support and great teaching, proud of u, F9's best teacher & Upcoming Bollywood spicy dancer too!
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!
Thanks for everything Rich... couldn't have finished the P's without you!! Thanks again and Keep it going :)
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
Thanks Richard From a very very proud ACCOUNTANT :-)
My ACCA lucky charm, never failed a session under the tenure of this great lecturer. My experience with Acowtancy.com is a fantastic one too!
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!
Hey Rich ..I got 67 in P2 ..Thanks a lot for your support!
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!
Another exam in... Last 3 acca exams to go !!! :) thanks to Richard Clarke Academy :D
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!
ACCA...100% complete (finally) Thanks to Richard Clarke this is all thanks to you and your academy :)
Richard's teaching techniques were very innovative & positive. Through the website acowtancy.com you have an added very useful resource in the months leading to exams. Thumbs up!
Cant believe it...P2 gewwa wkoll! Thanks Richard Clarke!
To the point, smart, fun… excellent tutoring! Interesting, fun lectures which I was looking forward to attend. Helped me pass on my first attempt and become qualified!
No more F9... Cu for P2 :)) Thx to ur gr8 teaching that we pass :)
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 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!
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!
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!
Passed F9. See you in P2!! :))
The name's Accountant, Qualified Accountant.
Great course notes and friendly lecturers who are always very helpful
Thank you for your great lectures and superb aCOWtancy website :)
Thank You Richard!!!! You are the best!!!!!
Thank you Richard for being such a great teacher:) I wouldn't make it without you!
P3 Passed!! Many thanks for all your help!
Ur the best .. I have no words to thank u :P and yes we have another 2 together .. p2 and P3 :D
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.
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!
I started with RCA in December 2010, a completely different and creative way of tutoring that help me achieve my goals
Just to let you know I've passed from P7 exam. THANKS ALOT FOR YOUR HELP!!! Really Appreciated !!! :) :)
I have to say though I couldnt have done it without you.. You truly give us hope and your method of teaching rocks !!
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!
I passed P7! I am so happy now, Rich :)
Thank you Richard Clarke. P1 and P3 passed as well. ..
We adore Richard Clarke !
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 :)
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
Thank god I dont have to worry about exam results anymore!! Top academy - big up Richard Clarke Acadamy :) !!!
Thanks for everything Richard. I am now over the hill :)
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 :)
I never failed an exam with you!!! You are going to miss me in class :p Thank you so much for everything !!!! ACCA Qualified
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 :)