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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 […]

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AAT Access – Case Study

| January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Stephanie Frempong discusses her experience of the AAT Access qualification. Name: Stephanie Frempong Age: 22 Job title: Customer Service Assistant, M&S Location: Essex “I enrolled in a computer science degree at university after my A-Levels but when I wasn’t enjoying the course, I decided to leave and take a gap year. With tuition fees at […]

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Studying for the CIPFA qualification

| December 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

In this article Mark Ellis takes a look at the CIPFA professional qualification. I originally started my accountancy career in practice and qualified as an ACCA. After eleven years I got itchy feet and moved into industry for three years and then took the leap into the public sector and higher education. It was during this latter period […]

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Online v Offline

| December 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

The university classroom has been the mainstay of higher education but with an increasing number of universities and colleges offering online courses as an alternative to the traditional offline approach – are we seeing a trend that will continue to grow and what are the pros and cons? We take a look at the American […]

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NUS extra savings available to accountancy students

| December 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Make sure you don’t miss out! If you thought that only traditional University students can benefit from the great savings offered by the NUS extra student discount card, think again! NUS extra is available to students over the age of 16, and this includes vocational students such as trainee accountants who are attending college as part […]

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Accountants Funny Lip Sync Dance

| December 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

Spotted on YouTube – an accountancy firm (WithumSmith and Brown) lip synching to Gotta Feeling by the Black Eyed Peas. Amazingly it looks as if it was filmed in one take, rather than being edited and take and look and see if you can count how many people were involved. Another example of how working […]

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Employers shunning traditional school qualifications

| December 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

UK employers are shunning traditional school qualifications according to new research from the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT). Just 22% of employers think qualifications are an important factor when considering who to hire while 88% focus on candidates’ skills. The research findings substantiate the CBI’s First Steps report on school reform, published today, which calls […]

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New Knowledge Bank from Kaplan Financial

| December 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Kaplan Financial have released the Kaplan Financial Knowledge Bank for FREE expert answers to your accountancy questions! The Knowledge Bank is an extensive source of information on specific accountancy topics and a great study tool. If you have an accountancy question research the answer through the bank of over 300 pages of accountancy reference covering key […]

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Future of skills development and employer engagement

| November 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Training budgets are set to remain stable despite the sluggish economy, according to new research released by AAT. The future of skills development and employer engagement: challenges and opportunities report examines employer attitudes towards skills and qualifications. The report looks at employers’ thoughts on the value of qualifications to their organisation and their staff, and […]

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ACCA December 2012 Exam Tips

| November 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

With the lastest ACCA exams fast approaching, tuition providers have been looking into their crystal balls and giving their tips on the forthcoming papers. The information can be found on the web but one of our members has kindly collated and posted them on our forums for anyone wanting to take a look. The posts can be found […]

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