Number of trainees on the up at BPP

ACCA exam
registrations have soared at accountancy training agency
BPP Holdings, which for the
first half of this year saw pre-tax profits rise by 10%.

The BPP figures reflect a broader national trend showing an 8% growth in
registrations for taking the ACCA exam over the three years between 2004 and

‘Without doubt this is an indication there is still a steady demand despite
the fact that ACCA changed its syllabus recently,’ said chief executive, Roger

BPP is looking to develop its revision and question day courses geared to
upping students’ pass rates for accountancy qualifications.

The company’s business school is also launching a masters in accountancy
along with one in finance, marketing, human resources and general management in
a bid to get a slice of the lucrative £1.2bn postgraduate market.

Its pre-tax profits rose to £9.7m compared with £8m for the same period last
year. The company’s earnings per share increased by 15% from 12p to 13.8p with
its dividend per share rising by 10% from 6.10p to 6.70p. Its pre-tax profits
for the first half of 2007 were £8.8m.

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