After AAT

beavis182
beavis182 Registered Posts: 130 Dedicated contributor πŸ¦‰
Just pondering what to do after ive completed AAT. Im going to be moving to Hampshire next September and want to get onto ACA or ACCA. The trouble is i have a rubbish Maths GCSE and i know ACA required A or B grade. Are there many places that do ACCA training contracts like ACA if so whats the difference? Im also very interested in specialising in Tax so would it better to do ATT after AAT?

I want to retake my maths GCSE after xmas and try and better my results and give me a better case of finding a new job next September. Anyone know what company would provide the cheapest home study course?

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  • A-Vic
    A-Vic Registered Posts: 6,970 Beyond epic contributor πŸ§™β€β™‚οΈ
    Level 2 is equavealent to GCSE's level 3 is the equvalent to a-levels and level 4 is classed as first year degree so i cant see why you need to do
  • beavis182
    beavis182 Registered Posts: 130 Dedicated contributor πŸ¦‰
    but isnt ACA all about points and wont they still look for A and B grade GCSE's?
  • jow774
    jow774 Registered Posts: 465 Dedicated contributor πŸ¦‰
    NVQ is vocational and gcse is academic, most universities and aca require academic qualifications of english and maths above grade c I think.
  • A-Vic
    A-Vic Registered Posts: 6,970 Beyond epic contributor πŸ§™β€β™‚οΈ
    do you mean ucas points :-

    http://www.ucas.ac.uk/students/ucas_tariff/factsheet/aat

    However i discussed this with my tutor because i was unsure myself as i was looking at going to uni and wasnt sure if i had enough but she said that as long as i arranged an interview and completed AAT i would be fine
  • jow774
    jow774 Registered Posts: 465 Dedicated contributor πŸ¦‰
    I got 8 GCSEs all above C and one D in maths and was told if I wanted to do a university degree I needed to pass maths at a C or above. Maybe its down to the uni, but they were pretty adamant even despite having aat, another level 3 qual and 3 a levels!!!
  • beavis182
    beavis182 Registered Posts: 130 Dedicated contributor πŸ¦‰
    also what is the UCAS point structure. AAT Level 3 is 160 point, is it right that Level 3 is another 180 points?
  • A-Vic
    A-Vic Registered Posts: 6,970 Beyond epic contributor πŸ§™β€β™‚οΈ
    you may have to either contact ACA or AAT to have it confirmed - but definately the university your looking to study at
  • Jay1981
    Jay1981 Registered Posts: 36 Regular contributor ⭐
    The AAT website has a part dedicated to "after AAT". Most universities offer a place onto the first year of their Accountancy degree with just AAT level 3, but if you wanted to do a joint honours degree (Ie. Accountancy and Economics) you need the adequate amount of UCAS points. You could also do a couple of extra A-Levels while doing a degree.

    As for ACA, i wouldn't bother if i was you. Unless you're going to do the above and apply for grad schemes.

    ACCA, you can start doing yourself via distance learning or hopefully get a training contract with a firm. Again, this might be difficult to do with no academic qualifications.

    You could always try getting a job with a firm of AAT MIP's, there's a few about and a few on here who do it, then look to become an MIP and go on your own in 5 years time. There isn't much you can't do.
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