Do I have to do courses via a training provider?

Hello,

As the title reads, do I have to do courses via a training provider? Or can i buy the books directly from Kaplan and book my exams when I feel ready?

I originally started studying for a bookkeeping qualification but I now want to study to become an accountant. I have already paid for Bookkeeping level 2 and 3 via a training provider (just started level 2), but I will also need to do more units to get the accounting qualifications.

I would appreciate your thoughts.

Thanks,

Louise.

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  • dumutrobadumutroba AAT Student, AATQB Posts: 265
    edited September 2018
    Hello Louise,
    Short answer is No.
    Long answer is no, because AAT will asses your written work, when there is one. The only thing is AAT takes up to 6 weeks to review written work, where as with a training provider you might get results sooner.
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  • UndlouUndlou Registered Posts: 11
    Great! Thanks dumutroba, much appreciated :)
  • cbcury88cbcury88 Registered Posts: 3
    I'm considering doing a similar thing, e.g buying the course material for level 2 and presenting myself for exams.(may get a provider if I decide to do level 3). I don't how this would work in terms of the using accounting software element?
  • dumutrobadumutroba AAT Student, AATQB Posts: 265
    For the accounting software works exactly the same, you study, you practice you go to the exam. AAT will assess your work and you will have results within 6 weeks
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  • cbcury88cbcury88 Registered Posts: 3
    What I really meant was how do you practice without the sofware? I heard someone mention they got a free trial of sage or something.
  • dumutrobadumutroba AAT Student, AATQB Posts: 265
    edited October 2018
    Yep, that is correct. I personally used the trial version and the Osborne tutorial. The exam is exactly as the mock on AAT website, same reports at the end. It took me less than the allowed time to score 100%
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  • ntkotianntkotian Registered Posts: 2
    @dumutroba which online training course will you recommend.
    I am planning to take up:
    https://www.premiertraining.co.uk/
    Any thoughts?
  • dumutrobadumutroba AAT Student, AATQB Posts: 265
    Sorry, can't help, I am not with a training provider, I self studied for all levels
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