ACCA SBL – Strategic Business Leader


My name is Owen O’Reilly, Head of Professional Accountancy School and SBL tutor. I am passionate about your success in SBL. I have more than 10 years experience teaching P1 & P3 with excellent results including a Fourth and First in the World in P3.

Join my live online class and you can study anytime, anywhere.

I will do everything I can to get you to pass SBL. The key is the Exam Techniques I will teach you.  See the testimonials and click on the sample classes – so you know exactly what you are getting with my style of teaching SBL.

You get the Taught Course and Revision Course for £875 (€995) including the BPP materials and 4 corrected mocks. All included for only £875 (€995).

Many other providers give fewer hours of tuition for SBL*. We give a more comprehensive course including Revision. Our 70 hours of quality tuition are your best route to passing SBL first time and progressing your career faster.

Key to your success are the 4 corrected mocks with personal feedback.  BPP books are included too.  You simply get more for less. It is incredible value for you.

Guarantee: At the end of the Taught Course – if you are not 100% satisfied you get your money back. You have no risk.

Join my SBL class and you get:

  • Experienced and caring tutor with outstanding results
  • Classes Streamed live online and recorded. Study anytime, anywhere
  • It is like you are in the classroom – you can even ask questions live online
  • 4 Mocks with personal feedback plus superior BPP resources
  • More hours’ quality tuition compared to rivals because you need these to pass SBL
  • You get the Taught & Revision Courses, plus BPP materials and 4 Mocks with personal feedback for only £875 (€995).  Revision only course, £435 (€495)


And remember – if you are not 100% satisfied you get your money back.

My SBL mantra is ‘You can do this’.

Owen O’Reilly

Head of Professional Accountancy School and SBL tutor


PS! Ask about our Pass Guarantee Bundle – where you get all 4 Professional papers for only £2,875.  Quality tuition at a fair price – with a Lifetime Pass Guarantee.  Plus after the SBL Taught Course – if you are not 100% satisfied you get your money back. You have no risk with this convenient and fair way to progress your career.

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.


Strategic Business Leader ACCA exam


“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

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