Donegal ETB Accounting Technicians Ireland learners are celebrating fantastic exam results having achieved a 100% pass rate in their four Year 2 exams. Their results are even more striking when compared to the national pass rates in the four subject areas: Advanced Financial Accounting (national pass rate 69%), Advanced Taxation (national pass rate 68%), Management Accounting (national pass rate 87%), Integrated Accounting Systems (national pass rate 84%). In particular, the learners exceeded the national average by over 30% in Advanced Financial Accounting and Advanced Taxation, with seven of the nine learners obtaining an overall Distinction.
Learner Noel Boyle, who previously worked in kitchen manufacturing, ranked inside the top 1% in the country by coming 7th out of 804 learners nationally who sat the exams. Two of Noel’s classmates also achieved maximum marks; Aine McNeilis achieved 100% in Management Accounting and ranked 25th out of 804 nationally and Declan Callaghan achieved 100% in Integrated Accounting Systems (IAS) and ranked 49th out of 804 nationally. Their achievements were marked by a special presentation this week from Donegal ETB Chief Executive Anne McHugh.
For course instructor Rory Rushe, this is the first time he has had a second year class where every learner has passed every exam they sat in every subject; ‘To have all nine students pass all four subjects is a special moment for me as their instructor. It is a great reflection of the hard work and resilience of all the learners.’
In addition, the ETB’s Year 1 Accounting Technician learners (delivered for Donegal ETB by the National Learning Network), also achieved exceptional pass rates in their four subject areas of Business Management (92% pass rate compared to 81% nationally), Financial Accounting (100% pass rate compared to 63% nationally), Law and Ethics (92% pass rate compared to 62% nationally) and Taxation (92% pass rate compared to 77% nationally). In particular, the fact that the pass rate for Financial Accounting and Law and Ethics exceeded the national average rate by over 30% is a remarkable achievement.
Donegal ETB will host walk-in information sessions on the Accounting Technician course on Tuesdays 18 and 25 July at 11.00am and 3.00pm in the Donegal ETB Training Centre, Ballyraine, Letterkenny. Call 074 9120500 for further information. For success stories of past Donegal ETB Accounting Technician learners check out http://www.donegaletb.ie/accounting/