South West College has been recognised for its work in training the bookkeepers of the future with a Gold Centre award from the International Association of Book-keepers (IAB).
The college, with campuses in Cookstown, Dungannon, Enniskillen and Omagh has been an IAB accredited centre for 13 years, and has been commended for its high performance, based on an overall assessment of pass rates over an extended period of time and across a range of IAB qualifications.
Founded in 1973, the IAB offers a broad range of Ofqual accredited qualifications through centres around the world.
“As an organisation we are committed to promoting the highest standards of competence and excellence among bookkeepers, a body of professionals who play a key role in the day-to-day management and financial health of businesses of all sizes,” said Malcolm Trotter, Chief Executive of the IAB.
“Our accredited centres play a crucial part in our work, and those that have received Gold Awards have demonstrated consistently strong results over a long period of time. I congratulate them all.”
Representatives of South West College were presented with the Gold Award at a ceremony at the House of Commons on Thursday November 20. Speaking about the award, Mandy Milligan, lecturer in business services at South West College said:
“South West College has exceptionally high pass rates with 90-95% of our students achieving merit or distinction across the levels 1, 2 and 3 in Computerised Bookkeeping and Computerised Payroll.
“These qualifications have become a prerequisite for employment and I am happy to say the majority of our students secure employment as a result of these IAB qualifications.”
To find out more about the IAB, visit www.iab.org.uk