Imperial College Gears Up To Conduct Training For The ACCA Qualification
Shanmugam Sivabaskaran – Director Operations | Nufla Safiq – Manager Marketing | Thilina Ukwatta CFA – Head of Strategic Planning
Commenced as one of the first institutes to promote CIMA education in Sri Lanka, Imperial College is currently one of the prominent education providers, with a rapidly growing students population for its suit of qualifications. Imperial is only institute in Sri Lanka selected by CIMA Sri Lanka division to conduct “Train The Trainer” (TTT) programme for lectures from various countries. Imperial is also the sole CIMA institute in Sri Lanka and the South Asian region to hold two “CIMA Premium Learning Quality Partner” status awards by CIMA (UK) for its operations in Colombo and Kandy and conduct CIMA training in India.
Affiliating with qualifications that embrace the future: With a vision to further expand their portfolio of services to include even more impressive professional qualifications and degrees that has a global reach and acceptance in the industry, Imperial commenced offering the ACCA accredited courses in 2013 and attained the status of being “Approved Learning Partner” in just two years. “ACCA is one of the world’s most prestigious accountancy qualifications that comprises of the technical, managerial, interpersonal and ethical requirements of professional accountants and defines standards of performance and best practices for activities in the finance role. With Imperial’s heritage of commitment to continuously identify, develop and offer market relevant, market driven degrees and professional qualifications, we realized that ACCA matched up in every sense to the type of qualification that we wanted to offer our students to help elevate their careers to the next level”, stated Mr. Sivabaskaran, Directo-Operations at Imperial.
Tailoring a team of experts to deliver exam focused tuition support; Giving a complete coverage of the syllabus with a focus on learning outcomes, Imperial offers exam focused teaching using exam style questions to deliver and constantly improve exam techniques utilizing learning modules and methods that harnesses their students understanding in tackling of exam questions.
With the aim to become the first choice accountancy tuition provider for students and employers in the country, Imperial recruits highly experienced subject specialists as their lecturers and consultants that has helped prepare students to gain exceptional results. Joining this eminent and experienced pool of human capital is Thilina Ukwatta as Head Of Strategic Planning, who is a CFA Charter-holder and a member of ACCA backed with over 9 years of experience in auditing, lecturing, financial and equity analysis, corporate training, business development and strategic planning. Thilina had the privilege of gaining exposure in a wide range industries such financial services sector and professional and academic education in both Sri Lanka and overseas.
Empowering People for career advancement: Leading the ACCA team at Imperial, Thilina outlined the benefits that can be derived by students who join Imperial and stated “Our teaching resources are all written by expert tutors with the use of innovative and flexible delivery methods. “We at Imperial believe in a smart learning culture thus have amalgamated traditional classroom learning with state of art e-learning platform with the introduction of ACCA-X and is complimented by revision question banks that includes past examination questions and model answers, so that students can be assured of quality and exam focused learning,” stated Thilina in his final comments.
Adding to these comments is Nufla Safiq, Manager Maketing at Imperial who has over 4 years of experience in the ACCA professional higher education having previously worked for a Singapore based academy, states that “Imperial also offers students the opportunity to gain the prestigious Oxford Brookes BSc Honours Degree in Applied Accounting in one and half years before completing ACCA and a University of London MSc in Professional Accountancy along with the ACCA professional qualification which can be completed in mere 6 months. This in turn will enhance student’s employability even further and prepare them for senior roles in the finance profession. Also our newly commenced Imperial College Job Bank is currently harnessing the rapport with top corporate blue-chips in both Sri Lanka and overseas to pave way towards our students being employed immediately after their studies both locally and overseas.
The next batch for ACCA and Oxford Brookes Degree at Imperial will commence in January 2017 for which enrolments are currently open. With a proven track record of many years of experience in professional education and numerous prize-winners for CIMA, along with their commitment, Imperial believes in a focused approach to offer students all that is required to succeed in both their ACCA exams and their career as fully fledged finance professionals. Hence Imperial today is perfectly positioned to nurture a student’s career as a work-ready finance professional.