Student Training and Monitoring

Does the administration of your trainees’ take up too much time?

Let us assist you with your duties of being a registered training office.

For your trainees, we can ensure that they are on the right courses for their practical experience and monitor their progress through the ACA or ACCA exams. Therefore, we relieve firms of much of the administrative burden of being a registered training office and give firms a 'one stop' contact if there are any exam related issues to deal with.

The student training and monitoring service comprises of the following:

• A dedicated Mercia incorporating SWAT structured exam course approach with our preferred Exam Training Provider
• Advance access to tuition dates, for planning purposes
• Collectively, Mercia incorporating SWAT and our clients are a sizeable customer of our preferred Exam Training Provider and we can therefore ensure that our students get the best possible service while preparing for their examinations. This includes class sizes and lecturers used and we have regular meetings with the Exam Training Provider to monitor this
• Liaison with the examining body, especially regarding efficient implementation of any syllabus changes
• Advisor to the firm in choices around study paths and contract types (including apprenticeship contracts)
• Priority booking on Mercia incorporating SWAT student workshops.

Our experienced training and monitoring team will undertake a range of activities, designed to save the firm and the student time and worry. They will:

  • Make course bookings with the Exam Training Provider
  • Ensure that the students receive their joining instructions in good time
  • Resolving any issues with Exam Training Provider
  • Remind students of key dates
  • Oversee each student’s studies and ensure satisfactory progress towards each examination
  • Identify students who appear to be struggling; first discussing the situation with the student and then escalating the matter to the firm if necessary
  • Contact all students regularly to discuss their progress and provide advice / assistance if necessary
  • Guide students through the various stages of their exams, including what to do in the event of failing a paper
  • Encourage students to contact us first with any questions, but keep the firm informed as necessary
  • Send the firm regular reports on each student’s progress
  • Undertake all administration relating to practical student training courses
  • Prepare electronic ‘Course Programmes’ for each student
  • Provide firm-wide study plans to co-ordinate study leave and training dates across the entire student cohort covering the full training contract period between 3-5 years
  • Optimise avoiding exam course clashes with different year cohorts
  • Preferential pricing arrangements (Fee Payers and Apprenticeship) with Exam training provider.