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zhulme
zhulme Registered Posts: 52 Regular contributor ⭐
Hello people, i was wondering if you would halp me. Im starting the Level 4 AAT @ college in september but i want to do two papers before that to save me waiting so long. what you you say the easier/shorter units are???? many thanks in advance

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  • zakira
    zakira Registered Posts: 40 Regular contributor ⭐
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    Personal Taxation is a fairly easy unit.
  • jewels.p
    jewels.p Registered Posts: 1,774 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    I think everyone is different. I personally hated the tax units as there are so many rules and regulations. I enjoyed DFS the most. At this level I wouldn't say there was any easy units. Its just that some people find different subjects easier than others.

    Good Luck in September
  • Woooof
    Woooof Registered Posts: 174 Dedicated contributor 🦉
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    First thing you need to do is speak to your college and see what units they are doing unless you already know there schedule. It would be a nightmare to complete 2 units and then realise your college are starting them first.
  • coojee
    coojee Registered Posts: 794 Epic contributor 🐘
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    Woooof wrote: »
    First thing you need to do is speak to your college and see what units they are doing unless you already know there schedule. It would be a nightmare to complete 2 units and then realise your college are starting them first.

    +1 this

    Taking it one step further, whatever units you decide to do off your own back you're going to end up with a gap somewhere along the line where the college are teaching the units you've already done. The only way to avoid this is to find out which units they're going to be doing last. I suspect ICAS will be one of them and you can't do that unit on your own anyway.
  • Nikdoug
    Nikdoug Registered Posts: 69 Regular contributor ⭐
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    As mentioned above your college will probably have some sort of timetable ready for you. Enjoy your summer and tackle it later.
  • welshwizard
    welshwizard Registered Posts: 465 Dedicated contributor 🦉
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    I woudl push to get ICAS out of the way first - there is no need to leave it until last. This unit (and the old unit 10) is not actually difficult - it just needs you to be very strict with your time management. You woudl surprise yourself with how much you can do on this unit before you touch Level 4

    If you do an AAT case study, 4 months seems a long time but, believe me, it soon flies by and, when you're overloaded with tax, financial statements, budgeting, financial performance, credit managemnet or audit (usually two at a time) and trying to hold down a job, I would think any head start on a major element of the Level 4 would be welcome.

    Too many people pass all their exams etc but then fail to achieve the report unit merely because they ahve goen off the boil.

    As some else said, though, speak to your training provider.
  • zara5034
    zara5034 Registered Posts: 170 Dedicated contributor 🦉
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    I did just that, as I completed Level 3 via distance learning, I was on a roll and didn't want to stop studying, so I spoke to the tutors where I was starting Level 4, they confirmed that we would be studying DFS and the ICAS (Unit 10 ) Project first, so I brought the DFS book and read that over the holidays and also completed the project too.

    The project is a very good place to start, get it out of the way now, it'll end up a headache otherwise!
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