AAT Student Stories: Laura | AAT Foundation Online Review



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Laura had studied an accounting course in the past but hadn’t received a qualification. She decided to enrol on an AAT course to cement this knowledge.


I am currently studying for my synoptic assessment on AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2.

I am studying in my spare time between running a cleaning and removals company and keeping the family home in order with two children.

I choose this course because I like working with numbers and wanted something to benefit me at work.

I was attracted to this course as it offered a recognised qualification.

Five years ago, I did a similar online course which I enjoyed but there was no qualification at the end of it. In the long term I plan to expand on this course and have my own bookkeeping and payroll services company.

I found the whole process of choosing a study provider very overwhelming. I knew I wanted to study in my own time and online to fit in with my personal life, however there were so many providers available it was like a minefield.

I found that ICS Learn kept the information simple and easy to digest and they were also competitively priced.

One of my concerns when I was choosing my online provider was how user friendly the ‘online study’ would be.

I am glad that I chose ICS Learn as my study provider - there is so much on offer to help with your study.

As well as everything ICS Learn have on offer, they have links to AAT where there are additional study resources as well as from the study textbook providers too.

I enrolled with ICS Learn in December with the intention to start my studying in the new year. I used December to get myself familiar with my student dashboard and everything that AAT had on offer.

I found it so overwhelming and didn’t really know where to start. I went onto the student community where you can chat with other students studying the same course.

It was reassuring to see a lot of other people had/were feeling the same but students who were well into their studying were really friendly and helpful.

I found the ICS Learn study plan invaluable and stuck to it. It was so helpful, after each chapter within a unit it would direct me to other relevant study materials with AAT and the study book providers.

The study plan is definitely the best way to benefit from all resources on offer to you and a great way to navigate around the ICS Learn dashboard.

I started my studying in January and passed unit 1 before the end of the month - it was the same story for unit 2 in February.

But then life happened; a combination of illness, issues at work and home meant studying stopped. It took five months before I could fully get back into my studying, but I was determined to see this through.

By the time I complete this course it will have been 12 months, double the six months I had given myself to completed it.

I would highly recommend ICS Learn because of;
- The ease of enrolling
- The support given when enrolling/starting studying
- Invaluable tutor support
- Masses of resources available
- The ease of use to the student dashboard
- It’s easy to track your progress.

I will certainly come straight to ICS Learn in the future when considering any other courses.


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