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Hi,

Im 18 and have been at college for the past 2 years ive only came out wiv an A-level in applied business and 2 AS's in Law & Media because of changing lessons about and not doing enough work in general loll.

Anyhow im wanting to get into accounting only really decided in the last few weeks so im going the Accounting Technician course (AAT) with a local training provider (North East Chamber of Commerce). Its on a day release every Wedensday is spent with the NECC doing the course the other 4 are with a company im sure most of you allready know this as ive been looking through the posts on this board. I dont start till tommorow with the actual college day. I dont have a work placement yet also but thats because i have applied late the NECC are looking for and i strongly believe will find me one in the not too distant future.

What i really want to know after completing the Technician level 4 would i be applicable to enter the ACCA or any of the other big accountant schemes (graduate or not just really whatever would be worth doing). What would be the next best option(s) available after the course and what would you do.
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Not graduate jobs, but you will be able to train for ACCA.
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how long would training for the ACCA take ?
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3 years or so. You can go onto most of the big qualifications with the AAT e.g. ACCA, ACA, CIMA. There's a bit about what you can do after AAT in the latest AAT mag. I've scanned it in for you There's not an awful lot of info but it'll give you some ideas of your options.
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after AAT you get exemptions from first level of ACCA,ACA,CIMA so you can if your a proper nerd complete it in 2 years and be fully chartered but its not that easy. I have compelted my AAT and im studying ACCA i was doing 3 subjects for dec 07 exams f4+5+6 but it was too much work so im just doing f4+6 law and tax which are both quite interesting but take up enough of my spare time also bare in mind while yoru studying and working you dont get much of a social life.

But once you do complete the ACCA/ACA/CIMA etc your career options are alot better and payrises too !
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Thanks guys them answers above are perfect and just what i wanted
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I finish AAT in June and I have applied to my local university to do a masters (MBA) degree full time. This alone takes 1 year and gets exemptions from 4 of the 6 managerial papers of CIMA.

To be honest, AAT graduates don't really have much of a chance of getting an employer that will fund CIMA / ACCA at the moment. All the positions seem to go to current CIMA / ACCA students or AAT graduates with extensive knowledge.

This is the reason why I have considered postgraduate study at university as it will get exemptions from half of the CIMA papers which makes good reading for future employers.
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masters after aat??..which uni have u joined coz i want to do the same nd den do acca or sumin...buh can u do that if u hvnt done a-levels?..coz i went straight into wrk nd 1 day at college doin aat...
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http://www.icaew.com/index.cfm/route...ACA_Fast_Track

http://financial.kaplan.co.uk/Traini...eAfterAAT.aspx
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hi,
im just about to finish the AAT intermediate nvq level 3 and my friend is thinking about skipping lvl 4 and going straight to uni do u think this is a good idea? does any1 no what courses i could get into at uni with the qualifications i got now? or what my best options woould be?
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I am currently trying to do this and have applied through ucas and now I am rejected by Man met and don't think my other options would give me an offer, so I think you should finish your level 4 and then do a 2 year degree as you will get exemption from your first year. I will keep you posted if i do get an offer
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There's a very good blog entitled "Will an Accounting Degree give exemptions from accounting exams and professional accountancy qualifications?"

The link is as follows:
http://www.aatfree.co.uk/exemptions-...ounting-exams/
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(Original post by woodfrank)
There's a very good blog entitled "Will an Accounting Degree give exemptions from accounting exams and professional accountancy qualifications?"

The link is as follows:
http://www.aatfree.co.uk/exemptions-...ounting-exams/

this is a great resource thanks for sharing
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hi guys. Im 18 and ive just started AAT Level 4. Im thinking about what i should do after aat. Any advise?
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hi guys. Im 18 and ive just started AAT Level 4. Im thinking about what i should do after aat. Any advise?
What area interests you?

When I did AAT Level 4, it included a diverse syllabus so I got a taste for a few things. Also getting some work experience in an tax accounting firm helped me rule out one possibility
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hi guys. Im 18 and ive just started AAT Level 4. Im thinking about what i should do after aat. Any advise?
Hi Kash95,

After level 4; if you have a minimum of 1 years you can apply for MAAT status.

Once elected as a full member you'll be able to use the letters MAAT after your name, representing your professional membership of AAT. The letters confirm that you:
  • Are a qualified finance professional
  • Have gained relevant work experience
  • Are keen to excel and progress further in your career.

For more information please feel free to contact us here on 0207 397 3001 or email [email protected]

Thanks and all the best,

Luke
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Hi AAT Advisor,

I have a 1st class degree in Media with few years project officer experience in third sector and now I am thinking to study AAT. What further studies I can do after AAT if choose to not study ACCA or CIMA?

Sam
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Hi AAT Advisor,

I have a 1st class degree in Media with few years project officer experience in third sector and now I am thinking to study AAT. What further studies I can do after AAT if choose to not study ACCA or CIMA?

Sam
Hi,

All of the UK chartered and certified accountancy bodies recognise the AAT Accounting Qualification, so you can receive exemptions from certain papers. The AAT is actually sponsored by CIPFA, ICAEW, CIMA and ICAS, so these are the usual next-step qualifications, but you could also move onto ACCA or ATT.

Your next steps really depend on what career path you're aiming for - if you're looking to specialise in tax then ATT may be for you for example.

Alternately, some UK University actually offer exemptions to AAT full members, even if you're looking to study a degree in an unrelated area. Here's the full list: https://www.aat.org.uk/qualifications/university-list

Hope this helps!

Lucy
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Good Morning Folks

I gained my AAT qualification just over a year ago, and now thinking of teaching AAT in a local college. However, I don't have much teaching experience.

Can someone suggest he best way to go about this?

Thanks
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