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Exam centres closing due to coronavirus?

thelowendtheory18thelowendtheory18 Registered Posts: 179
I've got me Decision & Control Exam booked in on the 27th March

I wouldn't be at all surprised if they close down the exam centres before this date due to the virus

Kaplan has already sent an email saying they are monitoring the situation

Crazy times!!!!!
AAT

Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting - 30 Nov 18
Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting - 16 Oct 19
Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting - Currently studying

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  • thelowendtheory18thelowendtheory18 Registered Posts: 179
    As i suspected ive now received an email from Kaplan tonight confirming that they are suspending hosting exams until further notice. :s

    Has the other training providers done the same?
    AAT

    Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting - 30 Nov 18
    Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting - 16 Oct 19
    Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting - Currently studying
  • Pian32Pian32 Registered Posts: 144
    I know the group our work apprentices are at hasn't yet but I expect them to soon. (They are in a learning session today which is why I know they haven't shut)

    I was meant to start my first ACCA module with Kaplan tomorrow so currently waiting to hear what's happening with that.
    AAT Level 4, MAAT
  • thelowendtheory18thelowendtheory18 Registered Posts: 179
    edited March 17
    This is the subject of the email i received from kaplan last night

    Kaplan classroom courses and exam hosting suspended due to COVID-1

    I highly doubt your class will be on, but they may provided it online?
    AAT

    Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting - 30 Nov 18
    Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting - 16 Oct 19
    Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting - Currently studying
  • Pian32Pian32 Registered Posts: 144
    Yeah I've had the same but I've had no details about the online schedule and the implication was that it was planned to be on tomorrow but haven't had confimation either way at this point. (Do'nt want to pick up a larger job if I'm studying online for the next 3 days etc)
    AAT Level 4, MAAT
  • thelowendtheory18thelowendtheory18 Registered Posts: 179
    edited March 17
    Ah i see!!!

    You would have thought they would have confirmed the details by now!
    AAT

    Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting - 30 Nov 18
    Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting - 16 Oct 19
    Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting - Currently studying
  • thelowendtheory18thelowendtheory18 Registered Posts: 179
    edited March 18
    anther update from Kaplan

    No more exam sittings until the beginning of May :o
    AAT

    Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting - 30 Nov 18
    Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting - 16 Oct 19
    Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting - Currently studying
  • barney77barney77 Registered Posts: 6
    Pitman in Bristol remain open at preset... have financial statements exam tomorrow so not sure what to do
  • thelowendtheory18thelowendtheory18 Registered Posts: 179
    I'm in Bristol also!

    Where is Pitman? Is it in the centre?
    AAT

    Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting - 30 Nov 18
    Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting - 16 Oct 19
    Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting - Currently studying
  • thelowendtheory18thelowendtheory18 Registered Posts: 179
    Just googled it
    AAT

    Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting - 30 Nov 18
    Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting - 16 Oct 19
    Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting - Currently studying
  • thelowendtheory18thelowendtheory18 Registered Posts: 179
    It's a difficult situation , the thought of having to retain the information until May is crazy

    BUT your health should be the priority
    AAT

    Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting - 30 Nov 18
    Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting - 16 Oct 19
    Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting - Currently studying
  • barney77barney77 Registered Posts: 6
    Exactly, I want to get it out of the way and to be honest am not worried re health, just done another mock so feel ready now!
    What exam are you doing?
  • thelowendtheory18thelowendtheory18 Registered Posts: 179
    Decision & Control

    Im going to give Pitman a call at lunch time
    AAT

    Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting - 30 Nov 18
    Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting - 16 Oct 19
    Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting - Currently studying
  • thelowendtheory18thelowendtheory18 Registered Posts: 179
    I'm a creature of habit so sitting an exam at a different exam centre will be really strange for me....lol
    AAT

    Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting - 30 Nov 18
    Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting - 16 Oct 19
    Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting - Currently studying
  • barney77barney77 Registered Posts: 6
    Good luck! If it is tomorrow morning I may see you there!
  • thelowendtheory18thelowendtheory18 Registered Posts: 179
    yh best of luck, I'm sure you'll smash it!!!!
    AAT

    Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting - 30 Nov 18
    Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting - 16 Oct 19
    Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting - Currently studying
  • thelowendtheory18thelowendtheory18 Registered Posts: 179
    AAT have now officially suspended all assessments from 22/03
    AAT

    Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting - 30 Nov 18
    Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting - 16 Oct 19
    Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting - Currently studying
  • Pian32Pian32 Registered Posts: 144
    Just an update, The course did run I got an email at 7:00 the night before with the online access details. Personally won't be doing another module this way though would rather self study it.
    AAT Level 4, MAAT
  • thelowendtheory18thelowendtheory18 Registered Posts: 179
    Its interesting,

    i Class myself a self studier, but i have access to the kaplan online content which works really well for me, if i just had a study text books i would struggle.

    But you speak to others and they think the online content doesnt add any value
    AAT

    Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting - 30 Nov 18
    Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting - 16 Oct 19
    Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting - Currently studying
  • Pian32Pian32 Registered Posts: 144
    I think everybody works differently. Based on what I've done with them so far I'd probably be fine with just the study texts.
    AAT Level 4, MAAT
  • Paul67Paul67 WarwickRegistered Posts: 3
    Given that this lockdown could continue for several months, I wonder whether the AAT would consider allowing the on-line modular exams to be undertaken from home? I realise that this would effectively be 'open book', but the completion time could possibly be reduced accordingly, say by 15 to 30 mins, to reduce the temptation for anyone to consult a text book. After all, once you have clicked on the start button, the seconds start ticking away. I appreciate that this may seem like devaluing the exam, but the alternative is that the AAT and all students will face a continual backlog.
  • thelowendtheory18thelowendtheory18 Registered Posts: 179
    Paul67 said:

    Given that this lockdown could continue for several months, I wonder whether the AAT would consider allowing the on-line modular exams to be undertaken from home? I realise that this would effectively be 'open book', but the completion time could possibly be reduced accordingly, say by 15 to 30 mins, to reduce the temptation for anyone to consult a text book. After all, once you have clicked on the start button, the seconds start ticking away. I appreciate that this may seem like devaluing the exam, but the alternative is that the AAT and all students will face a continual backlog.

    not a chance!!!!, but one could hope =)

    I should have sat my MDCL exam yesterday! So now i've decided to start studying one of my optional units while having to retain the MDCL content........ not great!!!

    AAT

    Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting - 30 Nov 18
    Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting - 16 Oct 19
    Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting - Currently studying
  • Paul67Paul67 WarwickRegistered Posts: 3
    TBH I was asking in relation to Foundation Level, as I was due have the Elements of Costing exam next week, but rather than starting a new thread on Exam Centres closed due to Coronavirus, I thought it best to post on this one. That exam needs to be done before the Synoptic which I anticipate could be delayed to September, when a 're-sit' date has been scheduled. Given that GCSE and 'A' Level assessments have to be looked at differently by their respective exam boards, the AAT needs to consider a way round its current impasse, otherwise everyone will be on hold indefinitely.
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