AAT Student Stories: Kieran Rowe | AAT Level 2 Review
Learn about how Kieran is achieving his accountancy career goals by studying his AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accountancy online with us.
My current job is as a customer service accounts advisor at Hammond’s based in Hinckley, Leicestershire. Before this, I spent a short time as a membership coordinator at LNPG (Landlords' National Purchasing Group).
I chose to study an AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting after I had a small taste of working in accounts as an accounts payable administrator at Holland and Barrett a few years ago. Ever since my time came to an end there, I have always thought about pursuing a career in finance.
Now, a few years down the line, I have seen what a massive change this course can make for my career and future, so in September of this year, I decided to pull the trigger and sign up for the course.
I chose ICS Learn as they offer the option to study from home in your own time which is highly beneficial to me as I work full-time Monday to Friday.
The option to pay for the course and AAT membership over the course of 12 months was also ideal as with the current situation with COVID-19, I was not in the position to pay it in full straightaway.
When it came to signing up and going down the online learning route, I did have my reservations about it and I was unsure if I could make it work around my job and personal life.
After creating a timetable that suits me, however, I found it really easy to fit the course around things I love doing without stressing. The exams are set throughout the year so I can pick and chose when to sit the exam which is easier for me.
As I have only been on my course for a short time, I have not really made a big dent in my studies just yet, however, I'm already learning all new aspects of maths and different ways of working out equations which will benefit me in the future.
I have not really spoken to my tutor yet, as mentioned above I am relatively new to the course. Andrea has said hello and explained what she can do and the support she will provide for me throughout my course. As my course progresses, I am sure I will be in contact with Andrea for help and guidance with my course.
While I'm unsure on my plans for the future, I would like to think that at this time in 18 months I would like to be at a company working within finance and studying an AAT Level 3 qualification.
I would recommend ICS learn just on the basis of the simplicity of the signing up process and the option of studying from home as and when you like.
The prices are a lot less than the local college by a significant amount also you can pay monthly with no interest…which is a win-win!
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