Welcome to City Colleges – the winner of the Irish Accountancy Awards, Excellence in Education and Training Award, 2018.

 Your great advantage at City Colleges is that all our live classes from Dublin’s city centre are also ‘Streamed live and Recorded’.

 You succeed faster because you get:

•        Excellent award winning tutors

•        Convenient city centre location

•        Classes also streamed & recorded – Study Anytime, anywhere

•        BPP’s materials, Subsidised parking, Great offers

•        Caring, dedicated tutors and limited class sizes

‘Live, Streamed and Recorded’  – it’s your clear advantage!

Owen O’Reilly
F1 and SBL specialist

Irish Accountancy Award Winners 2018

ACCA courses City Colleges Dublin and Online

The online facility means I don’t miss classes when I travel with work’’

 Ciaran Maloney

‘I wanted to thank everyone at City Colleges. I could not recommend the services provided highly enough.
You have definitely gone above and beyond’

Damien McCarthy


Our live ACCA classes from South Great George’s Street in Dublin are ALSO broadcast live online throughout the country.

Never miss a lecture.  You can even ask questions online during the class!  It is the best of all worlds and a great advantage for our students because you can watch at your convenience.

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James Maxfield P4 1st in Ireland

Theresa Hatton P5 1st in Ireland

Theresa Hatton top affiliate in Ireland 2017
(P1, P3, P5 with City Colleges).



Caroline Walsh P3 1st in Ireland & 4th in world.

Aurelija Brazyte P5 1st in Ireland & 2nd in world

Paula Ieremie F6 1st in Ireland & 7th in world

Meet Owen O’Reilly, Your SBL Lecturer


Strategic Business Leader – are you ready?

It’s finally here. Strategic Business Leader (SBL) the replacement for P1 and P3 makes its debut in the September exam sitting. SBL is the culmination of a process in which ACCA identified the skills and capabilities required to work in a rapidly changing working environment. This new exam is a professional qualification that allows students to demonstrate a range of practical leadership competences and reflects a syllabus containing all the key technical, professional and leadership skills that employers are seeking from their best candidates.

The good news is you now do one less exam.
That is good news! However, SBL is a four hour exam with a huge syllabus plus a lot of assumed knowledge from the Fundamental papers. The key here is to know what to concentrate on as you navigate the syllabus. More importantly there is a totally different style of exam for SBL.
What has worked for you in the past may not work for SBL. Beyond the content, the ACCA wants to test your professional skills such as scepticism and business acumen.


You need to know how to score the ‘quick and easy’ marks.
At City Colleges, our SBL tutor, Owen O’Reilly is well-versed in guiding students to success, with more than 10 years experience of teaching P1 & P3.

In the last eight sittings of P3 (up to March 2018) half of all ‘First in Ireland’ students were from City Colleges, including a first and fourth in the world in the last two sittings.

Owen has completed a range of training on the new syllabus with the ACCA and was involved in the development of the programme. His preparation has included putting himself in the shoes of the students by completing mock exams. He has also been trained in marking mock SBL exams and has participated in marking seminars to get a better understanding of how to approach this new syllabus.


Strategic Business Leader classes commence in City Colleges on 19 June 2018 – book now to secure your place.


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About the Team

Our superb team of Tutors includes Mel Kilkenny (F6, & P6), Shaun Browne (F8 & P7),
Owen O’Reilly (SBL), Martin Corboy (F2, F5, P5), Georgina Skehan (F3) and Dr Barry Smith (F7).

Tutors are available for online and phone support.


  A SUPERB TEAM OF ACCA TUTORS With multiple prizewinners

 LIVE / STREAMED / RECORDED CLASSES   Watch online, anytime, anywhere

 CONVENIENT LOCATION South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2


 REALISTIC TUITION FEES & GREAT OFFERS  Second course half price, resits & unemployed half price

 SMALLER CLASS SIZES  More personal tuition for you

Course Delivery Options

Acca Courses Dublin

Attend classes in Dublin City Centre. Subsidised parking available.


Revision classes in our convenient Dublin City Centre location.

ACCA courses online

Attend classes online, wherever you are. You can even ask questions live.

ACCA course online recordings

Play, pause and rewind lectures. Watch as often as you like.

ACCA courses Online, ACCA courses Dublin, SBL Course




ACCA Resits

If you are registering to resit any of the ACCA papers, please download an application form and return to the College with a copy of your examination results. You do not need to have completed the course with us before to avail of the resit discount.

Employer Sponsorship

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“I have now passed my final exam, P7. I could not recommend the services provided by City Colleges highly enough as well as the special consideration that was put into helping me pass my exams. The Colleges has definitely gone above and beyond what was expected of a learning provider and it is greatly appreciated. Thank you to Owen and everyone at City Colleges.” – Damien McCarthy

“I was delighted with the classroom and online tuition from City Colleges.  The course and lecturer, Mel Kilkenny, helped me enormously in passing the June 2018 ACCA F9 exam.” – Jackie Cuthbert

“Martin Corboy is the most brilliant lecturer I have ever met.” – Viktorija Balandina

“I think by far they have the best lecturers, very exam focused.” – Michelle Cleary

“I would definitely recommend City Colleges for ACCA. The exam technique provided allowed me to approach the exam answers effectively and efficiently.” – Kamila Wawrzyniak Conboy

“Great lecturers, great facilities and helpful staff.” – Emma Coffey

“Shaun Browne’s course and exam technique are absolutely second to none. He makes the P7 course, material and questions so easy to understand and a complete joy to be a part of. There’s never a moment that goes by in one of Shaun’s lectures were you aren’t completely engaged and enraptured by his delivery of the P7 content. Highly recommend any student to take up Shaun’s courses as you will be on the right track to a pass.” – Barry O’Reilly

“I would have no hesitation in recommending Martin Corboy for P5. He is very approachable. The class was very exam focused paying attention to exam technique which I believe was the difference in me passing this paper.” – Lisa Kirrane

“I find online lectures extremely useful if I am unable to attend class because of work and also as a study aid” – Carol Byrne

“Shaun is the best lecturer I’ve had so far! Really enjoyed his lectures, he made it interesting, relevant and fun! Technical and confusing questions can be answered so much more easily with the structure learned in class.” – Catherine Boughton

I would highly recommend your classes, even to people who can’t physically attend them. Your recordings are focused on those at home as well in the class and I really appreciated this.” – Michelle Baird, ACCA P1 & P3 with Owen O’Reilly

Further Information on these programmes

Please call the College on 1850 25 27 40, or email info@citycolleges.ie.
You may also contact Owen O’Reilly, the Head of Accountancy  at City Colleges.