Last year saw the Northern Regional College being awarded the International Association of Book Keepers (IAB) Gold Standard for Excellence award, for consistently delivering quality book keeping and accounting programmes. This is the first time that this honor has been awarded to any college in the UK. This year students from Antrim campus have continued that success. NRC was awarded UK College of the year for their exam results in Level 2 IAB Computerised Book keeping. To earn this position, the results obtained by the Antrim students beat those of 55 other colleges across the UK that deliver IAB examinations.
Mrs Yvonne Strawbridge IAB representative who presented NRC staff and students with their award explains, ?nce again the Antrim campus of the Northern Regional College has produced a set of outstanding results. This qualification gives students an opportunity to develop skills in both cash and credit computerised transactions and is recognised as an ideal starting point for individuals wishing to retrain for work as a book-keeper, in a computerised environment.?nbsp;
To top this four students from NRC Antrim achieved 100% in the January 2009 IAB Computerised Book keeping examinations. Lisa Craig, one of these students, was awarded the International Association of Bookkeepers' student of the year, against stiff competition from another 184 students. Lisa works locally as Accounts Manager for Construction Testing Services Ltd, who are an indepentant materials-testing laboratory servicing clients in the construction industry.
Lisa explains, ?he Computerised Book Keeping Level 1 was an excellent course to provide the required foundation knowledge for using the SAGE Accounting package. I am currently completing Level 2 and have found the information learnt from both courses to be practical and beneficial for my current employment?
Course Tutor Mairead Mackle was delighted with the results, she explains, ?AB book keeping qualifications are suitable for everyone, as there are a range of levels and options from manual through to computerised accounts using Sage and Sage Payroll. Many of our students have no computer or bookkeeping experience but recognise that there are opportunities for employment in this sector, even during the credit crunch. Other students work in book keeping but are interested in becoming self employed, and the breadth of syllabus covered by IAB, provides students with enough practical experience to produce accounts with confidence."
Further information on this successful course can be obtained from the Antrim Campus by telephoning 028 9446 3916 or email email@example.com.