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ICS Real Stories: Jason Parker | Online AAT Accounting Review

Jason Parker

AAT Level 2 & 3

Jason reviews his journey to getting AAT qualified (and nabbing a job at a top 10 accounting firm!) with our online AAT Foundation & Advanced courses.

I decided I wanted a career change, and accountancy made sense to me but as I had financial commitments I knew I wouldn’t be able to study full time.

I had a meeting with a recruitment consultant who recommended studying AAT courses to provide me the best platform to gain an entry-level position and work up from there.

I spoke to a host of education providers about AAT courses, and ICS Learn stood out as the obvious choice.

I chose ICS Learn because the structure of the studying plan suited my availability, as well as making it easily affordable.

I was really worried I might not get on with online learning, or be able to retain the knowledge for exams as I have a busy work schedule.

When I signed up I instantly accessed the Student Community which gives you a walkthrough so you can’t get lost, and everything flowed as I worked my way through the books they had sent to me.

I found the course breakdown easily manageable so I could plan the modules in bite size chunks and revise in a way my head worked.

They provided an amazing online tutor who answered my queries instantly so I was never stuck. You feel as though you are the only student in a classroom with undivided attention.

The layout of their website and the online material was great, and I would not have had the confidence to sit the exams without their online mock assessments for each chapter, so I knew exactly what I needed to work on.

There is a network of online classrooms for every mini-subject, with a pool of knowledge for every scenario.

The online tutors literally answer your questions before you’ve asked them as you watch the visual demonstrations explain calculations and formulas in a different way to the textbooks diagrams.

I never expected to pass first time, let alone achieve all Distinctions within 6 months of signing up, whilst holding down a full-time job.

Studying this way with ICS Learn was the best decision I have made, and would recommend it to anybody. They take away the pressure and worries of stepping into a new career and make learning enjoyable. 

A couple of months after starting the course, and after only 2 other job interviews, I was offered a position with one of the top ten accounting firms in the UK.

I am now working through the next level Diploma through with ease, and thanks to ICS Learn I have become confident and successful, and my scary future plans are now stress free.


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