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Lockdown Student Stories: Rebecca | AAT Level 2


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Find out why Rebecca Tomlinson decided to take advantage of her time in lockdown and advance her career by studying an AAT qualification online with us.

I had been due to start a bookkeeping course at my local college in April, but because of lockdown this was postponed. 

Although I'm working from home full time as an Office Manager for Papermule Ltd, I saw the delay as lost time, so with the agreement of my employer, I decided to find an alternative online course.

From the first email of inquiry sent to ICS Learn they have been great; always prompt to reply which really helped when deciding which course to enrol in.  

When I reviewed the course content, I felt it would suit my needs. I haven't studied properly for many years and was worried about how I'd get on with distance learning. 

There are times when I find it challenging but my lovely tutor has been on hand to advise and encourage me when I've needed help. 

Communicating with other students has also been helpful, sometimes just to know there are other people studying the same course at the same time has helped greatly on a hard learning day.

ICS Learn has made it very easy to fit the AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate course into my working day. Through their learning materials I can set aside time to study in sections which has been beneficial in helping me manage my time properly at home. 

It surprises me to say that I'm thoroughly enjoying studying! 

It's something I wanted to do having been asked to broaden my responsibilities in the workplace but was very unsure as to how disciplined I would be and how I would deal with it if I was struggling at any point. I'm pleased to say it has now become part of my daily routine and I know the support is there when I need it.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend ICS Learn and I can’t think of a better time to take on a home learning course. 

Aside from the benefits of learning something new – which will help me in my work in the future – it has really helped me to focus on something other than the unusual situation affecting us all.

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