Unit 10 - how big an organisation?

square-pegsquare-peg Well-KnownPosts: 143Registered
I was going to do the unit 10 simulation, as I'm not working, but I was wondering how big (for example how many staff, or does it matter if it's a small childcare type organisation) the organisation needs to be to really successfully do a project on it, and which people think I'd be best doing. The option I'm considering is a small business (childcare) that I look after the computers for, and only has 3 or 4 members of staff, as well as several trustees. Needless to say the turnover is very low. Also, the business is fairly new so has no previous years books to go over. Do you think I'd be better sticking to the simulation? Any advice from those that have done unit 10 already and especially from tutors much appreciated!
Cheers
square-peg

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  • mahdi87mahdi87 Well-Known Posts: 121Registered
    it should be ok ...go for it
  • FlipflopFlipflop Feels At Home Posts: 67Registered
    I did it on my husbands business, he is a self employed electrican with the occasional contractor, and it was fine.:thumbup:
  • square-pegsquare-peg Well-Known Posts: 143Registered
    still have questions

    thanks for your replies - I've been wondering what to do as on reading further the info on Unit 10 says

    "If you are not currently working in an accounting role you can use experiences of other accounting systems that you have worked with in the last two years.
    These can include:
    • previous employment
    • work placement
    • voluntary organisations

    As I mentioned, the organisation I was considering was one I help out with their computers - I don't have 'experience of their accounting system'. I can certainly find out about it, but I don't know if that's enough and whether I'm better sticking to the simulation. :confused1:
  • FlipflopFlipflop Feels At Home Posts: 67Registered
    You might be better doing the simulation.
  • alicemaylaraalicemaylara Trusted Regular Posts: 259Registered
    My college always suggests a sim, much easier :thumbup1:
  • square-pegsquare-peg Well-Known Posts: 143Registered
    thanks guys. I might go ahead with the simulation then. thanks for your help
  • AndypandyAndypandy Experienced Mentor Posts: 526Registered
    Thanks for this question Square-peg, 'cos I'm in a similar situation - I'm working in accounts but moving into the audit dept this week, so I think i'll do the simulation also.
  • square-pegsquare-peg Well-Known Posts: 143Registered
    Hi Andypandy. I don't know about you, but I'm finding it flippin' hard to know where to start! I just don't know what topic to tackle, and so where to begin! I've pretty much decided on the simulation now, but I haven't a clue where to begin - it feels really overwhelming! I keep sitting down with my unit 10 book (I'm a distance learner) and starting to read it, and then thinking I should start the report as I go through the book, but having no idea where to begin! I hope it'll become clearer as I get further through the book!! :confused1:
  • JanJan Experienced Mentor Posts: 654Registered
    Don't worry, nearly everybody feels this way with unit 10. Once you start you'll think 4000 words aren't enough.
    There was a very good post on here last year - try doing a search. I think Blobbyh resurrected it, it may be possible to do advanced search on his posts.
  • A-VicA-Vic Expertise Guaranteed Posts: 6,970Registered
    Just starting my notes on UNIT 10 going to attemp this without college (am nuts lol) can anyone recommend a book or have i ISBN code for it for me please.

    Thanks


    Vic
  • square-pegsquare-peg Well-Known Posts: 143Registered
    Hi Jan,
    it's not the word count that worries me, as I know 4000 words isn't actually that much once you know what you're writing about - it's finding what to write about!
  • mikesmikes Trusted Regular Posts: 254Registered
    A-Vic wrote: »
    Just starting my notes on UNIT 10 going to attemp this without college (am nuts lol) can anyone recommend a book or have i ISBN code for it for me please.

    Thanks


    Vic

    Pearson books have a book on how to write dissertations & project reports on ther bookshop for £9. I saw it advertised on Premier Training forums, which they were recommending for students to use for unit 10. I don't know what the book is like though.

    Here is the link for it. http://vig.pearsoned.co.uk/catalog/academic/product/0,1144,0273713582-FEA,00.html

    This seems to be a generalised book, rather than about unit 10 exactly. As other than the usual culprits from Osborne and BPP, i'm not aware of any other books, that are written just for the project.

    Hopefully there are.
  • square-pegsquare-peg Well-Known Posts: 143Registered
    BPP have a unit 10 book, which I am using. I don't know how it compares to other books but I've found the other units BPP books fine. http://www.amazon.co.uk/AAT-Managing-Combined-Revision-Companion/dp/0751728969/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1245674201&sr=8-1 - I don't think it's got the right picture on Amazon, but it seems to be the right book.
  • AndypandyAndypandy Experienced Mentor Posts: 526Registered
    Happy now - we can all muddle along together!
  • bambiliciousbambilicious Feels At Home Posts: 38Registered
    Report Guidance

    Hi All,

    I'm not sure if any of you still need help but I got a rather good document which describes the layout and what should be in this report. I'm just starting this project as I am doing Technician next year, but If any of you still want help then email me:

    [email protected]

    I can email you back the document I have, very simple but it is helping me figure things out. :thumbup1:
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