Level 4 Options

Mollypod88Mollypod88 Well-KnownRegistered, Array Posts: 155
Hi All,

I will be purchasing level 4 next month and I was wondering how people choose which units they want to take?

My long term goal is to try and go self employed.


Thanks!

Comments

  • amyjayne27amyjayne27 Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 314
    Hi Molly,

    I am about to start level 4 and I chose the Personal Tax and Business Tax options. I work in an accountancy and thought these would be most relevant to me as I would not use the other options on a daily basis.

    Good luck with whatever you choose!
  • mandatorymandatory Feels At Home Registered Posts: 59
    I didn't get a choice as my college only offered Credit Management and Control and Personal Tax as these were seen as more 'useful' to students. I would have liked to have done Business Tax and External Auditing as back then I wanted to go into practice but now I am in industry (and doing CIMA) and quite happy with my level 4 options, despite not really 'opting' into them! If you are going down the self-employed route then the tax options would probably be best suited to you. :)
  • WhirlwindWhirlwind Well-Known Registered Posts: 249
    Hi,

    My employer is funding my studies, so he made the decision. I'm doing both taxes and audit as it would be 'useful' for me. I cant believe that I got stuck with 3 rather than 2 optional units!! Couldn't really say no but I found auditing really dry and so therefore near impossible to digest - anyway ... passed it!! Currently studying personal tax with exam 17/8 then will start business tax for exam 27/9.

    All the very best with the choice you make.
  • janwaljanwal Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 1,189
    Hi,

    Our college has changed their minds this year from doing BTX & PTX to PTX and Credit management. Too many failed BTX this year so gone for easy option. Would have liked to do BTX :sad:

    Jan
  • Jo ClarkJo Clark Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 2,526
    Hello Jan

    If you want to study BTX why not self study, I'd gladly help you :D That said I am still awaiting my results :blushing:


    JC
    ~ An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest ~
    Benjamin Franklin
  • janwaljanwal Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 1,189
    Jo Clark wrote: »
    Hello Jan

    If you want to study BTX why not self study, I'd gladly help you :D That said I am still awaiting my results :blushing:


    JC

    Hi Jo

    I may consider it after I have done level 4. I'm also thinking of doing a payroll qualiication after AAT. Will have to wait and see on the health side first, decided 1 step at a time.

    I'm sure you will have done fine in the exam.

    Jan
  • Sulew17Sulew17 Well-Known Registered Posts: 174
    janwal wrote: »
    Hi,

    Our college has changed their minds this year from doing BTX & PTX to PTX and Credit management. Too many failed BTX this year so gone for easy option. Would have liked to do BTX :sad:

    Jan

    Hi Jan

    My college has done the same but as I want to set up my own practice I have decided to do BTX through Eagle once I have completed PTX. Really didn't want to do Credit Management as I worked in this field years ago and really don't want to have to study it! Good luck with Level 4 and hope your health continues to improve.

    Su
  • Sammmy88Sammmy88 Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 283
    I am also thinking about doing a payroll qualifaication too!
    Level 2 - Passed 2011
    Level 3 - Passed 2012
    Level 4 - Passed 2014

    Awaiting to start CIMA :)
  • Louise89Louise89 Trusted Regular England, UKMAAT Posts: 296
    I chose CRMC & BTX....

    CRMC is good for general working knowledge & by far the quickest and easiest L4 paper to pass.

    BTX is just a bit of taxy fun! It is a good paper to choose if you are good with maths/formulae. :)
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