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ICS Real Stories: Alex | Online AAT Foundation Review



Professional rugby player Alex Mellor is studying our online AAT Foundation Certificate so that when his rugby career ends, he can support himself as an accountant. 


I chose to do an accounting course because numbers are a real strong point for me and I enjoy working with them.

I am quite money orientated and have always been interested in the financial ins and outs of a business and how the cogs to that side of a business operate.

I love the way there is always a correct answer and the maths needed to find this really interests me, whether this be easy or whether you have to problem solve.

I chose ICS Learn as it gave me the freedom to study when I could as I could work it around my job as a professional rugby player for the Huddersfield giants.

It was such a straight forward and easy set up and gave me all the right tools in a place I wasn’t too familiar with.

The experience for me has been a very good one and when it was recommended to me I have no doubts that I’d chosen the right course!

I found the course that easy to follow that I didn’t really need the online tutor, but I did use it once and it was an easy process.

I also accessed a few of the online lessons which helped me in an area I was stuck on.

My plans for the future are to finish this course (and hopefully pass!) and then go onto the next level and hopefully one day in the future either after my rugby career has finished or to run alongside, I will become an accountant and hopefully start up my own business.

I would recommend ICS Learn simply because it’s so easy to follow and everything you need is in one place, it makes the course easier to pass!


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