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Roma129Roma129 New MemberRegistered Posts: 14
Hi All

I will complete level 2 in August and I am looking at starting level 3 in September. I would like to really get on with this quite quickly and study 2 courses at the same time.

Has anyone studied level 2 solely through online courses (instead of classroom tutoring) with BPP? Would you recommend it?

Also if anyone has done both distance and online courses how do they compare and which do you find preferable?

Thanks:001_smile:

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  • WhirlwindWhirlwind Well-Known Registered Posts: 249
    Hey! Me again!

    I did online classroom for API&II and FNST, the rest I have done through self study. I found the online classroom really good but selfstudy flexibility really works for me. I have passed all level 3 and Audit and Budgeting level 4 - waiting on Financial Performance (so my opinion may change if I fail!!)
  • MWAUGH1983MWAUGH1983 Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 420
    Hey Roma,

    I too am looking at online for level 4; did the distance thing for level 3 and in comparison to level 2 in the classroom you have to be a certain person to study without classroom; you did to be focus and strict with a precise timetable which incorporates everything into your week from reading one chapter to socialising at weekend or whenever - get the right balance! (I say socialising as you need to have some ME time as well).

    I say the above and I am going to be like this for level 4 as it didnt work as well as this for level 3 but we all live and learn. I have one more exam for level 3 and thats indirect tax and then we will see where im at! :)

    Martin
  • Roma129Roma129 New Member Registered Posts: 14
    So far I prefer online courses to classroom as I they are faster to go through and you still have one to one tutoring if you need it as you can call or email your tutor.

    I like classes though, as it is nice to get to know fellow students and work through the course material together. However, after a long day at work, it can get tiring and I am perhpas more comfortable to study just online at my own pace for level 3 and then for level 4 I go to regular classes again.

    I am quite disciplined when it comes to studying, plus my work is paying for my studies so that is a motivator to not fail as I would have to let them know if I do not pass. I am enjoying my studies and have already years ago studies for a degree so working for a lot of exams at the same time is not new to me.
  • MWAUGH1983MWAUGH1983 Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 420
    I don't think I will go for live online due to various commitments but the online one seems ideal. I'm looking forward to level 4. Though I wont make the same mistake that I did on level 3 where I would book an exams before being confident - don't think level 4 will allow that mistake!

    I know what you mean; I have missed the hussle and bussle of the classroom.

    You seem to have a well laid out plan!

    Martin
  • tedwalkertedwalker New Member Registered Posts: 10
    Roma129 wrote: »
    Hi All

    I will complete level 2 in August and I am looking at starting level 3 in September. I would like to really get on with this quite quickly and study 2 courses at the same time.

    Has anyone studied level 2 solely through online courses (instead of classroom tutoring) with BPP? Would you recommend it?

    Also if anyone has done both distance and online courses how do they compare and which do you find preferable?

    Thanks:001_smile:

    I find online classroom/distance learning much more comfortable than attending lectures everyday as I normally help out my dad in his firm. I took up the AAT courses from Home Learning College a while ago to help him out with basic accounting and finance needs.

    A friend of mine took up a course with BPP and was pretty satisfied with it till we compared notes. I think the ones that I got with HLC were a notch better. If you work a job and find time in the evenings, then online or distance learning will be the best option for you. I recommend not studying two courses at the same time. I don't know about you, but I tend to confuse everything!
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