I went back to further education as I found that I had a real passion for accounting within my previous employment, but as I didn't have the necessary qualifications, understanding or knowledge within this area, I knew I needed to retrain.
My main reasons for choosing MidKent College were; the flexibility to study this either during the day or evening and that I had the benefit of a tutor who would teach this subject, something that self-teaching doesn't have. I have found that having a tutor has benefited me immensely as they can help guide you step-by-step ensuring that any questions you have are answered and that your understanding of this subject is mastered prior to sitting any exams. Without this extra support and help I wouldn't have achieved the results I had.
Since studying AAT, level 2 has provided me with a solid foundation in finance administration, covering double-entry bookkeeping, costing principles and using accounting software. At the end of this academic year, I will have greater understanding for more complex accounting disciplines, such as financial processes, advanced bookkeeping, final accounts and ethical practices for accountants.
The extra knowledge that I will have gained at the end of this academic year will allow me to continue my studies onto level 4 and subsequently into further professional courses.