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ICS Real Stories: Cindy | Online AAT Level 2 Review

Cindy Roos

AAT Level 2

Cindy Roos decided to study Accountancy online to develop her career, here she gives a glowing review of our AAT Foundation Certificate online course. 

My name is Cindy.  I am 35 years old (young!) and moved to the UK from South Africa just over 4 years ago.  I work as an Accounts Assistant and have been in the same position for the past 2 years.

Let us begin my story, of how I started my studies with ICS Learn.

My job isn’t very challenging and can sometimes get boring!  I’ve always wanted to study, but the study bug never really bit me, until about 6 months ago. 

It was then I decided, no more, it’s time for me to put my big girl pants on and make something of my life!  And I decided to pursue my first certificate in accounting. 

I did lots of reading up as to where to start and where to study.  I googled, googled and googled more!

Every single time I did a search for a college, ICS Learn came up almost right at the top of the search page every single time!  I felt like, okay, this is a sign. 

I called ICS Learn to get more information about what it would cost me to do my Foundation Certificate in Accounting.

I spoke to a lovely lady, who made me feel completely at ease (I suffer from a bit of social anxiety when I must speak to strangers over the telephone). Her name was Anne Marie. 

One day, when I am done with my studies, I would like to thank her, because she is part of the reason why I am on my way to a better career and future. 

She explained everything in detail to me.  What it would cost me per month, how many months I would need to pay, what study material I would be receiving and how my AAT registration will take place. 

I was very much impressed and signed up right there and then!  I made my deposit payment and the direct debit details were finalised. 

I didn’t even tell my husband that I’ve been thinking about studying.  When I got home I was excited about telling him about that I’d signed up to ICS Learn.

It was about a week when my textbooks arrived. I could not get enough of my brand-new books.  I just wanted to start learning new things.

Right after I signed up, I received my login details for my online learning account.  This is really something spectacular, the ICS Learn student portal. 

There you will find mock tests, progress tests, many more tests which helps you with your studying.  There are external links to resources (video links, exam papers etc.) 

It is an amazing website and so much help when you study.  You even get assigned your very own tutor!

This is the first time that I am studying with distance learning and online.  I find that ICS Learn makes the experience very user-friendly, exciting, fun and easy at the same time. 

Even though the whole experience seems a bit daunting to me sometimes, I just focus on my end goal and I know ICS Learn will help me get there.

I have just done my first assessment, it was nerve-racking! 

But I passed because the learning resources that ICS Learn provided me with prepared me for my assessment and in the process helped me pass. I am very happy with ICS Learn and will continue with my further studies.

Currently, I am focusing on finishing my certificate, from there I will be doing my Advanced Diploma in Accounting Level 3. 

Once I am done with this, I will move on to the Professional Diploma in Accounting Level 4.  From there? Management accounting! 

My dream is to be a fully qualified Management Accountant before the age of 40.  And with ICS Learn by my side, I know I can achieve this.

I can recommend ICS Learn 110% to anybody considering getting their AAT Accounting qualifications. From day one they have supported me.

I thank every single person who has contributed to my journey so far.


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