Level 4 - Distance Learning Timescale

Hi!

I am looking to start my Level 4 via distance learning in October and just looking for a bit of advice from people who have also studied it this way - how long has it taken you to complete? Is one year to complete a realistic timetable?

Thanks!

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  • DiniDini Registered Posts: 13
    Hi

    I've just started Level 4 via distance learning. I did my own timetable and I think one year should be ok to finish it. Depends on how much time you are planning to spend on studying :)
  • Pian32Pian32 Registered Posts: 14
    Hi
    I started Level 4 at the end of February. I just sat my last exam (assuming at least a pass) so it's taken about 6-7 months.

    For study amount I had a dedicated day (7 hours) a week which was for studying only, and took a week in August to prepare for the synoptic. I probably wouldn't have needed the week if I hadn't used a Monday as the bank holidays set me back a bit

    Hope that helps
  • MCB1986MCB1986 Registered Posts: 5
    Hi

    I started the level 4 last September. I only get 5 hours a week to myself to study but try to fit a few more hours in on evenings. I have two children so time is very limited. I also can only study in term time so works out to 39 days a year.
    I have just sat my synoptic, hopefully passed, then I will be sitting my two optional units hopefully in Nov and Feb/Mar.

    It just depends on your circumstances and how much time you can out in. As you can see from above a yer or less is very achievable.

    There is a section on the AAT website that gives a guided learning hours (GLH) for each unit. This may help you plan your time? I have attached a copy that my learning provider sent to me.

  • MCB1986MCB1986 Registered Posts: 5
    Hi

    I started the level 4 last September. I only get 5 hours a week to myself to study but try to fit a few more hours in on evenings. I have two children so time is very limited. I also can only study in term time so works out to 39 days a year.
    I have just sat my synoptic, hopefully passed, then I will be sitting my two optional units hopefully in Nov and Feb/Mar.

    It just depends on your circumstances and how much time you can out in. As you can see from above a yer or less is very achievable.

    There is a section on the AAT website that gives a guided learning hours (GLH) for each unit:

    Budgeting = 60 hours
    Decision and Control = 90 hours
    Financial Statements = 90 hours
    Accounting Systems and Controls = 60 hours
    Optional Units = 60 hours each

    You will have to factor in revision time, mocks and extra time for those parts that just dont click first time!

    Good Luck
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