Blended learning breaks down barriers to education and employment

| January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

The AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) has launched an e-learning product to complement its existing AAT Access qualification.

AAT Access is a Level One qualification which gives the learner basic accountancy and finance skills. By completing AAT Access, learners will increase their employability by gaining the skills and knowledge required to work for small local firms to large, multinational companies.

With the addition of the e-learning product, AAT Access will adopt a blended learning approach to support students inside and outside the classroom. In practice, this means what students learn face-to-face is complemented by e-learning materials, which they can use in their own time. These can be accessed online, 24/7 so students can study at their own pace.

The e-learning materials contain a diagnostic tool, allowing learners to track their progress and focus on areas they may find more difficult. This helps learners gain confidence throughout the course and increases their chances of passing.

Commenting on the launch of the AAT Access e-learning product, AAT Director of Education Suzie Webb said: “The education world is transforming and it’s important that we are at the forefront of that transformation. We are committed to providing quality e-learning materials so our students can learn in a time and place that suits them.

“Provision of these additional learning materials also benefits our training providers, who regularly use our e-learning materials within classroom delivery, or as reference materials for students after lessons.

“Getting some form of qualification is often the first step to pursuing a new career or climbing the career ladder, but there are factors such as lack of time and experience that prevent people from doing this. AAT Access can help students overcome any barriers they face giving them new skills, confidence and knowledge.

“It’s now easier than ever for people to make a start or get ahead in their careers. By offering a course that contains a unique blend of traditional and e-learning teaching techniques, we’ve been able to create a pathway that is open to everyone and suited to every type of learner.”

For a case study of AAT Access please see this article.

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