Foundation to Intermediate

speckled_00
speckled_00 Registered Posts: 21 Dedicated contributor ? ? ?
Hello
I'm currently coming to the end of my year of the Foundation AAT and taking my exam in a couple of weeks. I'm hoping to carry on to the Intermediate and have been looking at going to the BPP to take both the Intermediate exams in December. Do you think this will be too quick? Had anyone else done this and found it too hard or is it ok? Any feedback gratefull received!!!

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  • Karen L
    Karen L Registered Posts: 70 ? ? ?
    I have been with BPP for the intermediate and am currently working towards my last exam of the advanced via homestudy.
    Sat three exams in December - would not recommend doing three - I would have been better doing two and passing them all !!!

    For the advanced, I finished unit 10 right at the beginning, took DFS, PEV,PCR in December, Auditing in Feb, but am now revising for the retake of the PEV.
    I have heard others say about doing the three but I don't know how many have passed them all ...
    Personal choice in the end - all comes down to how much time you have on your hands !!!

    Good luck !
  • Esme
    Esme Registered Posts: 711
    I don't know how flexible BPP are, but you could always start with the intention of doing both in December and if it becomes too much, drop down to one in Dec and one in June.

    I don't think I could have done them both in 6 months but good on you if you can do it!
  • A-Vic
    A-Vic Registered Posts: 6,970
    Esme wrote: »
    I don't know how flexible BPP are, but you could always start with the intention of doing both in December and if it becomes too much, drop down to one in Dec and one in June.

    I don't think I could have done them both in 6 months but good on you if you can do it!

    Totally agree i know am doing deploma route and it is slightly different but it is a lot to do in 6 months - however if you manage it well done :001_smile:
  • angharadmai
    angharadmai Registered Posts: 41 ? ? ?
    I started studying for my intermediate level at the beginning of March last year, via home study with BPP, and sat both ECR and FRA exams in June, and passed both of them. The only thing was that I hadn't done the skills tests, so did them after the exams themselves, which wasn't an issue with BPP.
  • CJC
    CJC Registered Posts: 1,657
    I think it should be perfectly do-able as long as you're organised and put in the work. We (as I imagine do many colleges) covered FRA in a term, which works out as just over two months. We took longer for ECR but because of the exam schedules that was at a very leisurely pace. I'm certain it could have been done n a couple of months as well.

    I would suggest you try and do the skills tests shortly before the exam, it's good for revision and will identify any gaps in knowledge (way back when I did FRA the skills test was a stinker but really set you up for the exam).

    The Reports and Returns skills test but it is pretty straightforward and can be knocked off quite quickly. Three weeks at the absolute maximum, I'd say.
  • Ell1e
    Ell1e Registered Posts: 26 ? ? ?
    I started my intermediate level with FBT in March and I am due to take both ECR and FRA in June. I have attended college on a Thursday evening and all day Saturday and have put a fair bit of work in myself but feel pretty confident that I understand everything for the exams.

    I also work full time and still find time to socialise so it is perfectly doable aslong as you are willing to put the work in.
  • Esme
    Esme Registered Posts: 711
    That's pretty good going in 3 months!! How long are you planning to take for technician?
  • Ell1e
    Ell1e Registered Posts: 26 ? ? ?
    Hopefully just the year then hopefully continue onto ACA
  • speckled_00
    speckled_00 Registered Posts: 21 Dedicated contributor ? ? ?
    Thanks everyone for your help. I think I've decided to go for it!! :)
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