Computer based exams for technician stage

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dreamkatcha
dreamkatcha Registered Posts: 9 New contributor 🐸
Hi,

I was just wondering if anyone has any idea when these might be available. The format of the paperbased exams isn't that different to the intermediate ones which you can take CBEs for so I don't see why this wouldn't be possible.

Any information, rumours, nerdy petitioning or manic banner waving would be much appreciated, thanks.

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  • Frankie1976
    Frankie1976 Registered Posts: 33 Regular contributor ⭐
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    I mentioned this to the AAT in the summer, I think their intention is to roll out CBE's for Technician level in the summer of 2010.
  • messedup89
    messedup89 Registered Posts: 1,281 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    im gutted they dont have them for technician. If your sitting your last exams and fail, you have to wait another 6 months to start ACCA, CIMA etc :(
  • dreamkatcha
    dreamkatcha Registered Posts: 9 New contributor 🐸
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    It is really frustrating isn't it. I missed the deadline for the December enrolment so now have to wait until June next year to take them, which will then put back the exams I would have taken then unless I try to cram 4 into one session.

    If the CBEs for technician stage aren't available until summer 2010 I'll be no better off. Pfft, I feel like I'll never get off this treaadmill.
  • Liliana
    Liliana Registered Posts: 39 Regular contributor ⭐
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    Hi messedup89
    I've failed one exam in June 09 and i was abble to register for ACCA at the same time. It seems that there is a loophole and not many people know about it. I called ACCA and explained my situation and they told me that there was no reason for me to start my ACCA course while I was finishing AAT.
    Just thouht in letting you know of this as a re-sitter (PEV) I know how frustrating can be when an exam is failed!!!!
    Good luck everyone!
  • messedup89
    messedup89 Registered Posts: 1,281 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    Liliana wrote: »
    Hi messedup89
    I've failed one exam in June 09 and i was abble to register for ACCA at the same time. It seems that there is a loophole and not many people know about it. I called ACCA and explained my situation and they told me that there was no reason for me to start my ACCA course while I was finishing AAT.
    Just thouht in letting you know of this as a re-sitter (PEV) I know how frustrating can be when an exam is failed!!!!
    Good luck everyone!

    but then wouldn't you have to start at the very bottom of ACCA as you wont be able to send in and claim for any exemptions as you havent completed AAT?
  • Liliana
    Liliana Registered Posts: 39 Regular contributor ⭐
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    No. I am currently studying for F5.
    This is what they told me:
    "I am sorry to hear you were unsuccessful with your AAT exams. As I said on the telephone, this does not mean you cannot continue with your ACCA qualification as well as completing the AAT qualification. When you receive your examination entry form for ACCA December 2009 exams, you will notice the form is split into 2 sections. The Computer Based Exams (CBE) and The Paper Based Exams. Under the CBE section papers F1 F2 & F3 will be listed.These will also be listed under the paper based section as students have the choice of which method they would like to do. In order for you to sit one of the Skill Module Papers (F4-F9), please cross off F1 F2 & F3 under the CBE section. It is a loop-hole in the exam entry process in order for us to allow students to sit for both CBEs and paper based exams. By doing the above, we will not charge your exam fees for these papers, as students sitting CBEs pay them at the licensed centre. Then under the paper based exam section cross off one paper from the selection F4-F9, please note you do not have to attempt these papers in order.You then return your exam entry form to us before the entry closing date 15/10/2009 along with the payment for the 1 paper based exam. We will then enter you for your chosen paper based exam in December 2009. Please note this can also be done online as long as you ensure you indicate F1 F2 & F3 as CBEs."
    Hope this helps!
  • messedup89
    messedup89 Registered Posts: 1,281 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    Liliana wrote: »
    No. I am currently studying for F5.
    This is what they told me:
    "I am sorry to hear you were unsuccessful with your AAT exams. As I said on the telephone, this does not mean you cannot continue with your ACCA qualification as well as completing the AAT qualification. When you receive your examination entry form for ACCA December 2009 exams, you will notice the form is split into 2 sections. The Computer Based Exams (CBE) and The Paper Based Exams. Under the CBE section papers F1 F2 & F3 will be listed.These will also be listed under the paper based section as students have the choice of which method they would like to do. In order for you to sit one of the Skill Module Papers (F4-F9), please cross off F1 F2 & F3 under the CBE section. It is a loop-hole in the exam entry process in order for us to allow students to sit for both CBEs and paper based exams. By doing the above, we will not charge your exam fees for these papers, as students sitting CBEs pay them at the licensed centre. Then under the paper based exam section cross off one paper from the selection F4-F9, please note you do not have to attempt these papers in order.You then return your exam entry form to us before the entry closing date 15/10/2009 along with the payment for the 1 paper based exam. We will then enter you for your chosen paper based exam in December 2009. Please note this can also be done online as long as you ensure you indicate F1 F2 & F3 as CBEs."
    Hope this helps!

    WOW! Every student should know this!
    So does that mean if you fail your last AAT paper say in december, than as long as you cross off those things then you can sit the AAT paper again and 1 of the papers F4-F9 in June?
  • Liliana
    Liliana Registered Posts: 39 Regular contributor ⭐
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    Yeap!!!! That's what i am doing as we speak!!! I have to warn you though that it is VERY difficult to study for ACCA. I thought AAT were bad, but for ACCA is worse!!! You have to have lots of time as the books as SO BIG with so much to learn... if i have known what i do know, i would do one subject at the time as it is very exhausting.
    Just a thought... i know we want to finish this course as soon as possible, but its best when you pass than when you are under pressure because 2 subjects require your attention!!!
  • messedup89
    messedup89 Registered Posts: 1,281 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    Liliana wrote: »
    Yeap!!!! That's what i am doing as we speak!!! I have to warn you though that it is VERY difficult to study for ACCA. I thought AAT were bad, but for ACCA is worse!!! You have to have lots of time as the books as SO BIG with so much to learn... if i have known what i do know, i would do one subject at the time as it is very exhausting.
    Just a thought... i know we want to finish this course as soon as possible, but its best when you pass than when you are under pressure because 2 subjects require your attention!!!

    THATS FANTASTIC! Hope at last!
    But if you do 1 subject at a time, 11 exam papers, 10 years to complete ACCA - it doesnt leave you many attempts for resits?
  • Liliana
    Liliana Registered Posts: 39 Regular contributor ⭐
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    I've done my maths (and God knows how bad i am at it!!!) but if i do one subject at the time without failing it will take me 5 years and a half to finish ACCA.
    The way i see it, is do i rather pass one subject at a time with less stress and actually have ALL the time to focus on one subject or try and learn 2 subjects and having less time to learn them and stress about it because there will be a fear that less time was spent in studying each subject than that i will fail one subject in every attempt?
    Every person is different, so i think i will take it slow from here... AAT is an easy ride compared to ACCA...
  • messedup89
    messedup89 Registered Posts: 1,281 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    Liliana wrote: »
    I've done my maths (and God knows how bad i am at it!!!) but if i do one subject at the time without failing it will take me 5 years and a half to finish ACCA.
    The way i see it, is do i rather pass one subject at a time with less stress and actually have ALL the time to focus on one subject or try and learn 2 subjects and having less time to learn them and stress about it because there will be a fear that less time was spent in studying each subject than that i will fail one subject in every attempt?
    Every person is different, so i think i will take it slow from here... AAT is an easy ride compared to ACCA...

    Thats brilliant! Thank you :)
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