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Peak Accoutancy Training

About Us

Established in 2012, our award winning college is based on the edge of the Peak District with classroom courses in both Chester and Liverpool.

We provide classroom, and different types online courses in accountancy and bookkeeping mainly in support of the AAT qualification.

Our courses and materials are written, and produced by an experienced team of tutors. We aim to provide first class, professional support to all of our students.

We understand that you don’t study on a 9-5 basis so we try to provide support when you need it. Expert help is never far away!

We pride ourselves on our personal approach to customer service making sure that the course you study is right for you. You won’t talk to a call centre, every enquiry is answered by a fully qualified tutor or partner in the business.

Our courses are designed to offer maximum flexibility, you can choose the study method to suit you for each and every unit. We wont lock you in for a full level, choose the ones which suit you best. 

Caroline Pauling ACMA, CGMA, MAAT - Director

Caroline won the title AAT tutor of the year at the 2016 AAT annual awards, and has over 15 years of experience teaching and assessing all levels of the AAT qualification. Caroline has also been responsible for launching AAT courses in regional centres for training providers across the country.

Clive Pauling ACMA, CGMA - Director

Clive has over 15 years of experience delivering accountancy training, having taught CIMA and ACCA as well as the AAT qualification. Clive specialises in management accounting, and costing areas. As well as teaching experience, he has 20 years of industry experience as a management accountant. His background in industry means that Clive is able to relate academic studies to the workplace. Clive has taught all over the country, and overseas as well.

Helen Warburton - Administrator

Helen joined the Peak team early 2018, to provide administrative support within the business. She helps provide the smooth running of our day to day computer based operations, both in and out of the classroom. 

Headen Headen-James MAAT - AAT Tutor 

Headen joined the Peak team in 2018, after completing his AAT qualification. Headen teaches all levels of the AAT qualification both in the classroom and on our Live Online courses. 

Samantha Astbury - Office Manager

Sam joined the Peak team 2019, to provide administrative support within the business. She is responsible for the supervision of all of our centres and helps provide the smooth running of our day to day computer based operations, both in and out of the classroom. 

Tina Shaw MAAT - Work-Based Advisor

Tina joined the Peak team in 2019 bringing 12 years of experience in assessing and supporting apprentices at all levels. Tina provides work based support to all of our Peak apprentices. 

Kelly Wright - Work-Based Advisor

Kelly joined the Peak team in 2021 to provide work based support to all of our Peak apprentices.

Rhian Drake ACA PGCE - AAT Tutor

Rhian joined the Peak team in 2021 following 5 years of successfully teaching AAT in further education.  Prior to training as a teacher, Rhian had a long career working as a financial accountant in a wide variety of roles and sectors.

Suzanne Hardy - AAT Tutor/Work-based advisor

Suzanne joined the Peak team in 2021 to provide work based support to all of our Peak apprentices as well as teaching Level 2 AAT in our classrooms

Karen Billinge - Funding Administrator

Karen joined the Peak team in 2021 to provide administrative support within the funding side of the business and working along side the work-based advisors.

Vicki Bond - Administrator

Vicki joined the Peak team 2021, to provide administrative support within the business. She helps provide the smooth running of our day to day computer based operations, both in and out of the classroom. 

Molly - Admin support and Chief Snack Inspector

Molly officially joined the team when our admin office in Bollington opened in November 2018. Molly heads up our marketing campaigns as well as being responsible for office security. She also deals with all incoming postal deliveries keeping a special eye on whether the postmen brings treats. Molly likes nothing better than lying around the office, now and again pawing at the staff just to make sure they are all awake and doing a good job.

Frank - Admin support and Snack Inspector Apprentice

Frank joined the admin office in September 2020. He joins his big sister in boosting morale in the admin office and making sure all snacks, edible or non-edible, are inspected thoroughly.

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