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Hi, I am a Business Management graduate but haven’t done well with my education. The college I attended was terrible and basically ruined my education. I am currently a Change Coach where I help and mentor people getting back to work. The job is rewarding but I’ve realised this isn’t what I want to do long term. I earn a good wage and was promoted to the role, originally being an Assistant.

One thing I’ve always loved and was keen on was numbers and Maths! I took a few practise AAT exams online and passed them! I want to ask, from having a second lower division in my degree and only getting MM from my extended diploma in Business (the college was sooo bad!), how can I pursue the career of my dreams! I want to become an accountant 😓😓

I was suffering from mental health conditions during my time in Uni hence why I didn’t do as well as I could’ve. I am fairly disappointed in myself but want to redeem myself. Any advise on how to become an accountant would be heavily appreciated. Thank you
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I may be able to suggest some routes but would note that not having A levels - or a strong degree to compensate - does make things more difficult.

What sort of accountancy work interests you? Which part of the country are you in? Can you afford a significant drop in pay?
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Hi, I am a Business Management graduate but haven’t done well with my education. The college I attended was terrible and basically ruined my education. I am currently a Change Coach where I help and mentor people getting back to work. The job is rewarding but I’ve realised this isn’t what I want to do long term. I earn a good wage and was promoted to the role, originally being an Assistant.

One thing I’ve always loved and was keen on was numbers and Maths! I took a few practise AAT exams online and passed them! I want to ask, from having a second lower division in my degree and only getting MM from my extended diploma in Business (the college was sooo bad!), how can I pursue the career of my dreams! I want to become an accountant 😓😓

I was suffering from mental health conditions during my time in Uni hence why I didn’t do as well as I could’ve. I am fairly disappointed in myself but want to redeem myself. Any advise on how to become an accountant would be heavily appreciated. Thank you
Hi,

yes i understand that and am open to any routes that are worth it. I don’t mind a significant pay drop either. I am determined to makes it!
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I may be able to suggest some routes but would note that not having A levels - or a strong degree to compensate - does make things more difficult.

What sort of accountancy work interests you? Which part of the country are you in? Can you afford a significant drop in pay?
(Original post by Yazzm37)
Hi, I am a Business Management graduate but haven’t done well with my education. The college I attended was terrible and basically ruined my education. I am currently a Change Coach where I help and mentor people getting back to work. The job is rewarding but I’ve realised this isn’t what I want to do long term. I earn a good wage and was promoted to the role, originally being an Assistant.

One thing I’ve always loved and was keen on was numbers and Maths! I took a few practise AAT exams online and passed them! I want to ask, from having a second lower division in my degree and only getting MM from my extended diploma in Business (the college was sooo bad!), how can I pursue the career of my dreams! I want to become an accountant 😓😓

I was suffering from mental health conditions during my time in Uni hence why I didn’t do as well as I could’ve. I am fairly disappointed in myself but want to redeem myself. Any advise on how to become an accountant would be heavily appreciated. Thank you
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If I were you I would study some accounting exams (either AAT or ACCA papers 1-3) while staying in the job that you have to firstly get some knowledge and secondly make sure that you can cope with the exams, and working and studying at the same time.
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I may be able to suggest some routes but would note that not having A levels - or a strong degree to compensate - does make things more difficult.

What sort of accoyuntancy work interests you? Which part of the country are you in? Can you afford a significant drop in pay?
(Original post by Yazzm37)
Hi, I am a Business Management graduate but haven’t done well with my education. The college I attended was terrible and basically ruined my education. I am currently a Change Coach where I help and mentor people getting back to work. The job is rewarding but I’ve realised this isn’t what I want to do long term. I earn a good wage and was promoted to the role, originally being an Assistant.

One thing I’ve always loved and was keen on was numbers and Maths! I took a few practise AAT exams online and passed them! I want to ask, from having a second lower division in my degree and only getting MM from my extended diploma in Business (the college was sooo bad!), how can I pursue the career of my dreams! I want to become an accountant 😓😓

I was suffering from mental health conditions during my time in Uni hence why I didn’t do as well as I could’ve. I am fairly disappointed in myself but want to redeem myself. Any advise on how to become an accountant would be heavily appreciated. Thank you

Hi,

yes i understand that and am open to any routes that are worth it. I don’t mind a significant pay drop either. I am determined to makes it!
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If I were you I would study some accounting exams (either AAT or ACCA papers 1-3) while staying in the job that you have to firstly get some knowledge and secondly make sure that you can cope with the exams, and working and studying at the same time.
Good shout! Thanks
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If I were you I would study some accounting exams (either AAT or ACCA papers 1-3) while staying in the job that you have to firstly get some knowledge and secondly make sure that you can cope with the exams, and working and studying at the same time.
Hi, since I made this thread I have been working as a Finance Assistant and am getting more drawn towards the ACCA option. Thanks for your advice
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Hi, since I made this thread I have been working as a Finance Assistant and am getting more drawn towards the ACCA option. Thanks for your advice
Hey, well done! That was quick! Best of luck.
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Hey, well done! That was quick! Best of luck.
Thank you! Have you completed or currently studying ACCA?
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Thank you! Have you completed or currently studying ACCA?
No - I qualified as ACA a long time ago, but have had numerous staff members studying for ACCA or CIMA.
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No - I qualified as ACA a long time ago, but have had numerous staff members studying for ACCA or CIMA.
Could I please ask for some tips? best study provider? Best way to pass quickly but effectively? I don't know If I can do it, I'm completely new to this game but am very eager!
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Could I please ask for some tips? best study provider? Best way to pass quickly but effectively? I don't know If I can do it, I'm completely new to this game but am very eager!
A lot comes down to money and time. I wouldn't try to spend too much money on the first few exams. I would look up Open tuition as its free and gets good feedback and try to clear the first three papers pretty quickly so you are on the road. Also check the ACCA website to see if you have any exemptions.

The key thing is to do lots and lots of practice questions and practice papers. Reading a text book a few times is pointless - you need to be able to apply what you learn.
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A lot comes down to money and time. I wouldn't try to spend too much money on the first few exams. I would look up Open tuition as its free and gets good feedback and try to clear the first three papers pretty quickly so you are on the road. Also check the ACCA website to see if you have any exemptions.

The key thing is to do lots and lots of practice questions and practice papers. Reading a text book a few times is pointless - you need to be able to apply what you learn.
Thank you soo much for your help, I really appreciate it <3
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Hi Yazzm37,

There are some routes into becoming a qualified ICAEW Chartered Accountant and studying towards the ACA qualification, that does not require a degree.

Take a look at our school leaver routes.

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