Our incredible student Adam Burse tells us about his journey to getting AAT qualified and gives us his review of our online AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting.
My name is Adam Burse and I have recently completed the Level 4 AAT Professional Diploma with ICS Learn. I chose to study AAT a few years ago, and have been through different distance learning providers throughout. This was chosen as a future career that I could do long term.
I chose ICS Learn due to the price, but it has been better than I expected with great tutor support when I have needed it, along with great support from Student Services.
What made me choose to do distance learning is that it allows me the flexibility to study around my current role. I typically studied between eight to ten hours a week, normally three to four times a week after work.
ICS Learn has been great as feedback on practice assignments and mock exams was normally given within five days, meaning that I wasn't waiting a long time for feedback.
In addition, any wrong answers or where elaboration in written tasks was needed, were both explained thoroughly by the tutor.
As a result of the planning of time, efficient feedback and flexibility with my exam centre to book the exams when I felt ready, not specified days, I managed to complete the Diploma in approximately ten months.
I have been helping a record label for the last few years in administration roles.
So as a result of completing the AAT I have been asked to assist with the financial running of the label, which is fantastic as it will help me to start getting the experience I require to apply for finance roles.
In the future, I am considering studying a chartered accountancy qualification, such as the ACCA or CIMA qualifications. This is due to the fact that it will continue my Continuous Professional Development (CPD) to keep up to date with current legislation as well as expanding on the skill set I have acquired.
So anyone considering studying with ICS Learn, I would recommend it for its great tutor support, student services and efficient feedback.
Good luck with your choice, of course, good luck with it and enjoy it.
Inspired by Adam? Find out more about studying AAT Accounting or Bookkeeping online with ICS Learn.