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ICS Real Stories: Fern | Online AAT Foundation Certificate Review

fern-simmons

 

Keen to start a new career, Fern studied our online AAT Foundation Certificate and has now passed with distinction and progressed to the Advanced Diploma!


 

I found I was fast approaching my 30's and that I was becoming bored in my current job and that I needed a challenge. 

I had never really been one of those people who knew what they wanted to do from a young age, so it took some figuring out for me. 

However, when I was reading up about accountancy, one summary I read said 'If you like being organised and you like money - this is the course for you!'  Right then, I knew accountancy would be the right career path for me to embark on. 

The great thing about accountancy as well is that it can open so many different doors into different career paths and options. 


Choosing to study with ICS Learn was a no brainer for me as well!  I did my research and read countless good reviews about them as a learning provider. This was backed up when I called them up for more information etc and was met with extremely helpful and polite staff.


I currently work from home, so I am used to being disciplined in my own environment.   All your studying equipment is sent out to you very quickly, which you also have access to online. 


You are welcomed to an induction, which is extremely useful in showing you around the online student community, so you know exactly how to plan your studies and use the resources available to you. 


Furthermore, a personal tutor is allocated to you, which is invaluable as you progress.  Maybe I was a little more prepared for online learning due to already working from home. 

However, given the amount of support that is available to each student, I feel that anyone who enrolls with online studying would be very successful in their studies.


The online tutors are wonderful.  My tutor emailed me shortly after enrolling to introduce themselves. 


Whenever I have needed to ask them a question (however silly I thought it may be), they have replied quickly and with a clear explanation.


In the run-up to exams when needing to send over work for them to mark, this has been sent back to me very quickly, which is essential when brushing up on those tricky areas before you sit the exam.


In addition to this, anytime I have needed to contact Student Support, they have also been very helpful and answered all my queries.


At the moment, I have currently just passed my Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting and have therefore enrolled on the Level 3 Advanced Diploma.  I plan to complete this and then eventually progress onto Level 4.  


In between that, I hope to start getting some work experience so that I will be ready to make the official move into the Accounting world!


I passed with a distinction on my Level 2 and part of this was down to the great tutor support, study material, useful resources and everything else ICS Learn offers to students!


Personally, anything I have struggled with or felt I needed to help me, I found there was a way that ICS Learn could help.  They are always researching other ways to enhance the learning experience.

 


Inspired by Fern's story? Find out more about our online AAT accountancy courses.