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    I am 20 years old and finished my A levels nearly two years ago now; since leaving college i have found it very tough and have been in and out of dead end jobs.

    I have now decided to study for my AAT from September onwards to give myself some more employment prospects. My first question is without any previous accounting knowledge do you think i will find it too tough to begin on the intermediate level? As i have pretty much wasted two years of my life stuck in dead end jobs i want to complete my AAT in the quickest way possible. I am prepared to study the foundation level during the summer(not taking the exams) so that i know the basics of accounting. However I'm constantly worrying that i will begin the intermediate level and not understand a thing whereas the people around me will and i will look like a complete idiot.

    After i finish the complete AAT qualification i want to move onto another accounting qualification which will help me get into forensics accounting. Does anyone know of a course which will help me get into that area of accountancy?

    Lastly is this a particularly hard area of accountancy to get into?

    Any advice is very much appreciated.

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