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Five ways you can get back into studying as a mature learner

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Are you looking to work in finance but you’re unsure whether it’s ‘too late’ for you to start? Whether you’re returning to education after taking a break, swapping careers or simply looking to upskill, the thought of returning to studying can be daunting. But everyone has to start from somewhere.

It doesn’t matter what age or skill level you’re beginning from, with some planning, a positive mindset and strategy, you can get back into studying with confidence.

Here are five of our tips to get back into studying as a mature learner.

1. Identify your goals

Before anything, it’s important to identify what you want to achieve from your studies. Assess how you’re going to benefit from this commitment and why exactly you’ve decided to go back into studying. Is this to start a new career? To expand your foundation knowledge? By defining your goals, you’ll be able to create a clear action plan tailored to your needs.

Another key factor to bear in mind when identifying your goals is ensuring that you’re starting from the best place for you. For example, if you have little to no accounting and/or finance experience, then starting at a more advanced level of ACCA won’t be suitable for your skillset. Do your research into each qualification, and speak to our Student Services Team, and the institute directly, to gain an understanding of where to start.

If you’re completely unsure, then the AAT qualification may be the perfect place to begin. It will build a foundation of knowledge for you to progress your studies and career going forward.

2. Set a realistic schedule

As a mature learner, it’s likely that you’re juggling multiple responsibilities. From work to family commitments, it can easily feel overwhelming if you now have your studies to add to the list. But this is why it’s important to set a realistic study plan to follow.

This can vary depending on your chosen study method. If you’re studying via a classroom course, your tutor can guide you through what to study and when. You can try to include any additional homework into your study plan as though you’re following a timetable. For example, if your classes are on a weekend, try to spend the Monday evening completing any homework and revising the topics that you’ve learnt.

Many qualifications will require you to complete mock exams on your MyKaplan platform. This may also include progress tests or knowledge checks, which will help give you an idea of what areas you need to cover. If any of these tests have a deadline, it’s important to incorporate this into your plan.

If you choose to study via an independent online method such as OnDemand or Distance Learning, our Progressional Advisors will reach out and help if you need advice on how to plan your studies or follow a plan. They can regularly check in on you to ensure that you’re progressing and help you stay on track. By contacting the team, you can also set personal goals and deadlines to abide by a plan.

3. Create a suitable work environment

Choosing the right learning environment is crucial to your success. Assess your needs and what method you will benefit from. If you’d benefit from a tutor guiding you through the content, then the classroom or Live Online course option might be best for you.

However, if you’re an independent learner, or wouldn’t benefit from following a timetable, our online study methods like Distance Learning or OnDemand will allow you to study at your own pace and on your terms.

We offer a free trial for many of our study methods so that you can get an idea of what to expect when you begin your studies and choose the option that works for you. But whichever study method you opt for, you will still gain relevant additional materials, such as the MyKaplan platform, as well as support services such as our Academic Support team who are available via email, live chat, or by requesting a callback.

4. Ensure you have a supportive network around you

Studying is challenging, especially if you’re changing careers, returning to studying after a long time, or doing it on your own. That’s why it’s very important to try and build a support network around you that will help you stay motivated.

A support network can include family members, friends, study buddies, or even a mentor. Having someone to talk to or bounce ideas off of can help provide the accountability or motivation that you need to keep going.

Even if you’re not surrounded by other people who are studying accounting and finance, you can still benefit from having a healthy support system around you. But if you’re looking for some support from people in a similar position to you, there are plenty of ways where you can find a support network. For example, our Kaplan UK AAT Student Group Facebook page is full of other learners looking for assistance or support. Alternatively, our AAT Reddit community can also provide the same type of support and networking opportunities.

5. Take care of yourself

Last but certainly not least, don’t forget to look after yourself while studying. It can be mentally and physically exhausting at times, especially if you’ve made such a life-changing decision as changing your career. This is why it’s so important to prioritise self-care.

This can include getting enough sleep, eating healthy, taking regular breaks and exercising. However, to help you take care of your well-being, we have plenty of resources to keep you on track.

On our events page, you’ll find plenty of webinars where you can sign up for free and learn more tips and tricks on how to keep your mind and body healthy. Not only this, but we also have a well-being page where you can find the necessary teams and people to contact, as well as many other resources that can help you if you’re struggling at all.

Remember, a well-rested and healthy mind is better equipped to absorb new information and retain it.

Keep going!

Returning to education as a mature learner can be challenging, but it’s also an exciting opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills. By following the above tips and advice, you can get back into your studies with confidence.

Remember that education is a lifelong journey, and by taking the first step, you’re already on your way to achieving your goals. Don’t give up, but do reach out for support if you need it. At Kaplan, we’re always here to help - so never be afraid to ask.

Ready to get started?

Have a look through our accounting and finance courses, or contact our Student Services Team on 0161 259 7400 or by emailing studentservices@kaplan.co.uk for more information.

Get back into your studies with AAT

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Are you looking to work in finance but you’re unsure whether it’s ‘too late’ for you to start? Whether you’re returning to education after taking a break, swapping careers or simply looking to upskill, the thought of returning to studying can be daunting. But everyone has to start from somewhere.

It doesn’t matter what age or skill level you’re beginning from, with some planning, a positive mindset and strategy, you can get back into studying with confidence.

Here are five of our tips to get back into studying as a mature learner.

1. Identify your goals

Before anything, it’s important to identify what you want to achieve from your studies. Assess how you’re going to benefit from this commitment and why exactly you’ve decided to go back into studying. Is this to start a new career? To expand your foundation knowledge? By defining your goals, you’ll be able to create a clear action plan tailored to your needs.

Another key factor to bear in mind when identifying your goals is ensuring that you’re starting from the best place for you. For example, if you have little to no accounting and/or finance experience, then starting at a more advanced level of ACCA won’t be suitable for your skillset. Do your research into each qualification, and speak to our Student Services Team, and the institute directly, to gain an understanding of where to start.

If you’re completely unsure, then the AAT qualification may be the perfect place to begin. It will build a foundation of knowledge for you to progress your studies and career going forward.

2. Set a realistic schedule

As a mature learner, it’s likely that you’re juggling multiple responsibilities. From work to family commitments, it can easily feel overwhelming if you now have your studies to add to the list. But this is why it’s important to set a realistic study plan to follow.

This can vary depending on your chosen study method. If you’re studying via a classroom course, your tutor can guide you through what to study and when. You can try to include any additional homework into your study plan as though you’re following a timetable. For example, if your classes are on a weekend, try to spend the Monday evening completing any homework and revising the topics that you’ve learnt.

Many qualifications will require you to complete mock exams on your MyKaplan platform. This may also include progress tests or knowledge checks, which will help give you an idea of what areas you need to cover. If any of these tests have a deadline, it’s important to incorporate this into your plan.

If you choose to study via an independent online method such as OnDemand or Distance Learning, our Progressional Advisors will reach out and help if you need advice on how to plan your studies or follow a plan. They can regularly check in on you to ensure that you’re progressing and help you stay on track. By contacting the team, you can also set personal goals and deadlines to abide by a plan.

3. Create a suitable work environment

Choosing the right learning environment is crucial to your success. Assess your needs and what method you will benefit from. If you’d benefit from a tutor guiding you through the content, then the classroom or Live Online course option might be best for you.

However, if you’re an independent learner, or wouldn’t benefit from following a timetable, our online study methods like Distance Learning or OnDemand will allow you to study at your own pace and on your terms.

We offer a free trial for many of our study methods so that you can get an idea of what to expect when you begin your studies and choose the option that works for you. But whichever study method you opt for, you will still gain relevant additional materials, such as the MyKaplan platform, as well as support services such as our Academic Support team who are available via email, live chat, or by requesting a callback.

4. Ensure you have a supportive network around you

Studying is challenging, especially if you’re changing careers, returning to studying after a long time, or doing it on your own. That’s why it’s very important to try and build a support network around you that will help you stay motivated.

A support network can include family members, friends, study buddies, or even a mentor. Having someone to talk to or bounce ideas off of can help provide the accountability or motivation that you need to keep going.

Even if you’re not surrounded by other people who are studying accounting and finance, you can still benefit from having a healthy support system around you. But if you’re looking for some support from people in a similar position to you, there are plenty of ways where you can find a support network. For example, our Kaplan UK AAT Student Group Facebook page is full of other learners looking for assistance or support. Alternatively, our AAT Reddit community can also provide the same type of support and networking opportunities.

5. Take care of yourself

Last but certainly not least, don’t forget to look after yourself while studying. It can be mentally and physically exhausting at times, especially if you’ve made such a life-changing decision as changing your career. This is why it’s so important to prioritise self-care.

This can include getting enough sleep, eating healthy, taking regular breaks and exercising. However, to help you take care of your well-being, we have plenty of resources to keep you on track.

On our events page, you’ll find plenty of webinars where you can sign up for free and learn more tips and tricks on how to keep your mind and body healthy. Not only this, but we also have a well-being page where you can find the necessary teams and people to contact, as well as many other resources that can help you if you’re struggling at all.

Remember, a well-rested and healthy mind is better equipped to absorb new information and retain it.

Keep going!

Returning to education as a mature learner can be challenging, but it’s also an exciting opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills. By following the above tips and advice, you can get back into your studies with confidence.

Remember that education is a lifelong journey, and by taking the first step, you’re already on your way to achieving your goals. Don’t give up, but do reach out for support if you need it. At Kaplan, we’re always here to help - so never be afraid to ask.

Ready to get started?

Have a look through our accounting and finance courses, or contact our Student Services Team on 0161 259 7400 or by emailing studentservices@kaplan.co.uk for more information.

Get back into your studies with AAT

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Are you looking to work in finance but you’re unsure whether it’s ‘too late’ for you to start? Whether you’re returning to education after taking a break, swapping careers or simply looking to upskill, the thought of returning to studying can be daunting. But everyone has to start from somewhere.

It doesn’t matter what age or skill level you’re beginning from, with some planning, a positive mindset and strategy, you can get back into studying with confidence.

Here are five of our tips to get back into studying as a mature learner.

1. Identify your goals

Before anything, it’s important to identify what you want to achieve from your studies. Assess how you’re going to benefit from this commitment and why exactly you’ve decided to go back into studying. Is this to start a new career? To expand your foundation knowledge? By defining your goals, you’ll be able to create a clear action plan tailored to your needs.

Another key factor to bear in mind when identifying your goals is ensuring that you’re starting from the best place for you. For example, if you have little to no accounting and/or finance experience, then starting at a more advanced level of ACCA won’t be suitable for your skillset. Do your research into each qualification, and speak to our Student Services Team, and the institute directly, to gain an understanding of where to start.

If you’re completely unsure, then the AAT qualification may be the perfect place to begin. It will build a foundation of knowledge for you to progress your studies and career going forward.

2. Set a realistic schedule

As a mature learner, it’s likely that you’re juggling multiple responsibilities. From work to family commitments, it can easily feel overwhelming if you now have your studies to add to the list. But this is why it’s important to set a realistic study plan to follow.

This can vary depending on your chosen study method. If you’re studying via a classroom course, your tutor can guide you through what to study and when. You can try to include any additional homework into your study plan as though you’re following a timetable. For example, if your classes are on a weekend, try to spend the Monday evening completing any homework and revising the topics that you’ve learnt.

Many qualifications will require you to complete mock exams on your MyKaplan platform. This may also include progress tests or knowledge checks, which will help give you an idea of what areas you need to cover. If any of these tests have a deadline, it’s important to incorporate this into your plan.

If you choose to study via an independent online method such as OnDemand or Distance Learning, our Progressional Advisors will reach out and help if you need advice on how to plan your studies or follow a plan. They can regularly check in on you to ensure that you’re progressing and help you stay on track. By contacting the team, you can also set personal goals and deadlines to abide by a plan.

3. Create a suitable work environment

Choosing the right learning environment is crucial to your success. Assess your needs and what method you will benefit from. If you’d benefit from a tutor guiding you through the content, then the classroom or Live Online course option might be best for you.

However, if you’re an independent learner, or wouldn’t benefit from following a timetable, our online study methods like Distance Learning or OnDemand will allow you to study at your own pace and on your terms.

We offer a free trial for many of our study methods so that you can get an idea of what to expect when you begin your studies and choose the option that works for you. But whichever study method you opt for, you will still gain relevant additional materials, such as the MyKaplan platform, as well as support services such as our Academic Support team who are available via email, live chat, or by requesting a callback.

4. Ensure you have a supportive network around you

Studying is challenging, especially if you’re changing careers, returning to studying after a long time, or doing it on your own. That’s why it’s very important to try and build a support network around you that will help you stay motivated.

A support network can include family members, friends, study buddies, or even a mentor. Having someone to talk to or bounce ideas off of can help provide the accountability or motivation that you need to keep going.

Even if you’re not surrounded by other people who are studying accounting and finance, you can still benefit from having a healthy support system around you. But if you’re looking for some support from people in a similar position to you, there are plenty of ways where you can find a support network. For example, our Kaplan UK AAT Student Group Facebook page is full of other learners looking for assistance or support. Alternatively, our AAT Reddit community can also provide the same type of support and networking opportunities.

5. Take care of yourself

Last but certainly not least, don’t forget to look after yourself while studying. It can be mentally and physically exhausting at times, especially if you’ve made such a life-changing decision as changing your career. This is why it’s so important to prioritise self-care.

This can include getting enough sleep, eating healthy, taking regular breaks and exercising. However, to help you take care of your well-being, we have plenty of resources to keep you on track.

On our events page, you’ll find plenty of webinars where you can sign up for free and learn more tips and tricks on how to keep your mind and body healthy. Not only this, but we also have a well-being page where you can find the necessary teams and people to contact, as well as many other resources that can help you if you’re struggling at all.

Remember, a well-rested and healthy mind is better equipped to absorb new information and retain it.

Keep going!

Returning to education as a mature learner can be challenging, but it’s also an exciting opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills. By following the above tips and advice, you can get back into your studies with confidence.

Remember that education is a lifelong journey, and by taking the first step, you’re already on your way to achieving your goals. Don’t give up, but do reach out for support if you need it. At Kaplan, we’re always here to help - so never be afraid to ask.

Ready to get started?

Have a look through our accounting and finance courses, or contact our Student Services Team on 0161 259 7400 or by emailing studentservices@kaplan.co.uk for more information.

Get back into your studies with AAT

Find out more

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Five ways you can get back into studying as a mature learner

Woman on sofa, working on laptop, with child next to her

Are you looking to work in finance but you’re unsure whether it’s ‘too late’ for you to start? Whether you’re returning to education after taking a break, swapping careers or simply looking to upskill, the thought of returning to studying can be daunting. But everyone has to start from somewhere.

It doesn’t matter what age or skill level you’re beginning from, with some planning, a positive mindset and strategy, you can get back into studying with confidence.

Here are five of our tips to get back into studying as a mature learner.

1. Identify your goals

Before anything, it’s important to identify what you want to achieve from your studies. Assess how you’re going to benefit from this commitment and why exactly you’ve decided to go back into studying. Is this to start a new career? To expand your foundation knowledge? By defining your goals, you’ll be able to create a clear action plan tailored to your needs.

Another key factor to bear in mind when identifying your goals is ensuring that you’re starting from the best place for you. For example, if you have little to no accounting and/or finance experience, then starting at a more advanced level of ACCA won’t be suitable for your skillset. Do your research into each qualification, and speak to our Student Services Team, and the institute directly, to gain an understanding of where to start.

If you’re completely unsure, then the AAT qualification may be the perfect place to begin. It will build a foundation of knowledge for you to progress your studies and career going forward.

2. Set a realistic schedule

As a mature learner, it’s likely that you’re juggling multiple responsibilities. From work to family commitments, it can easily feel overwhelming if you now have your studies to add to the list. But this is why it’s important to set a realistic study plan to follow.

This can vary depending on your chosen study method. If you’re studying via a classroom course, your tutor can guide you through what to study and when. You can try to include any additional homework into your study plan as though you’re following a timetable. For example, if your classes are on a weekend, try to spend the Monday evening completing any homework and revising the topics that you’ve learnt.

Many qualifications will require you to complete mock exams on your MyKaplan platform. This may also include progress tests or knowledge checks, which will help give you an idea of what areas you need to cover. If any of these tests have a deadline, it’s important to incorporate this into your plan.

If you choose to study via an independent online method such as OnDemand or Distance Learning, our Progressional Advisors will reach out and help if you need advice on how to plan your studies or follow a plan. They can regularly check in on you to ensure that you’re progressing and help you stay on track. By contacting the team, you can also set personal goals and deadlines to abide by a plan.

3. Create a suitable work environment

Choosing the right learning environment is crucial to your success. Assess your needs and what method you will benefit from. If you’d benefit from a tutor guiding you through the content, then the classroom or Live Online course option might be best for you.

However, if you’re an independent learner, or wouldn’t benefit from following a timetable, our online study methods like Distance Learning or OnDemand will allow you to study at your own pace and on your terms.

We offer a free trial for many of our study methods so that you can get an idea of what to expect when you begin your studies and choose the option that works for you. But whichever study method you opt for, you will still gain relevant additional materials, such as the MyKaplan platform, as well as support services such as our Academic Support team who are available via email, live chat, or by requesting a callback.

4. Ensure you have a supportive network around you

Studying is challenging, especially if you’re changing careers, returning to studying after a long time, or doing it on your own. That’s why it’s very important to try and build a support network around you that will help you stay motivated.

A support network can include family members, friends, study buddies, or even a mentor. Having someone to talk to or bounce ideas off of can help provide the accountability or motivation that you need to keep going.

Even if you’re not surrounded by other people who are studying accounting and finance, you can still benefit from having a healthy support system around you. But if you’re looking for some support from people in a similar position to you, there are plenty of ways where you can find a support network. For example, our Kaplan UK AAT Student Group Facebook page is full of other learners looking for assistance or support. Alternatively, our AAT Reddit community can also provide the same type of support and networking opportunities.

5. Take care of yourself

Last but certainly not least, don’t forget to look after yourself while studying. It can be mentally and physically exhausting at times, especially if you’ve made such a life-changing decision as changing your career. This is why it’s so important to prioritise self-care.

This can include getting enough sleep, eating healthy, taking regular breaks and exercising. However, to help you take care of your well-being, we have plenty of resources to keep you on track.

On our events page, you’ll find plenty of webinars where you can sign up for free and learn more tips and tricks on how to keep your mind and body healthy. Not only this, but we also have a well-being page where you can find the necessary teams and people to contact, as well as many other resources that can help you if you’re struggling at all.

Remember, a well-rested and healthy mind is better equipped to absorb new information and retain it.

Keep going!

Returning to education as a mature learner can be challenging, but it’s also an exciting opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills. By following the above tips and advice, you can get back into your studies with confidence.

Remember that education is a lifelong journey, and by taking the first step, you’re already on your way to achieving your goals. Don’t give up, but do reach out for support if you need it. At Kaplan, we’re always here to help - so never be afraid to ask.

Ready to get started?

Have a look through our accounting and finance courses, or contact our Student Services Team on 0161 259 7400 or by emailing studentservices@kaplan.co.uk for more information.

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Are you looking to work in finance but you’re unsure whether it’s ‘too late’ for you to start? Whether you’re returning to education after taking a break, swapping careers or simply looking to upskill, the thought of returning to studying can be daunting. But everyone has to start from somewhere.

It doesn’t matter what age or skill level you’re beginning from, with some planning, a positive mindset and strategy, you can get back into studying with confidence.

Here are five of our tips to get back into studying as a mature learner.

1. Identify your goals

Before anything, it’s important to identify what you want to achieve from your studies. Assess how you’re going to benefit from this commitment and why exactly you’ve decided to go back into studying. Is this to start a new career? To expand your foundation knowledge? By defining your goals, you’ll be able to create a clear action plan tailored to your needs.

Another key factor to bear in mind when identifying your goals is ensuring that you’re starting from the best place for you. For example, if you have little to no accounting and/or finance experience, then starting at a more advanced level of ACCA won’t be suitable for your skillset. Do your research into each qualification, and speak to our Student Services Team, and the institute directly, to gain an understanding of where to start.

If you’re completely unsure, then the AAT qualification may be the perfect place to begin. It will build a foundation of knowledge for you to progress your studies and career going forward.

2. Set a realistic schedule

As a mature learner, it’s likely that you’re juggling multiple responsibilities. From work to family commitments, it can easily feel overwhelming if you now have your studies to add to the list. But this is why it’s important to set a realistic study plan to follow.

This can vary depending on your chosen study method. If you’re studying via a classroom course, your tutor can guide you through what to study and when. You can try to include any additional homework into your study plan as though you’re following a timetable. For example, if your classes are on a weekend, try to spend the Monday evening completing any homework and revising the topics that you’ve learnt.

Many qualifications will require you to complete mock exams on your MyKaplan platform. This may also include progress tests or knowledge checks, which will help give you an idea of what areas you need to cover. If any of these tests have a deadline, it’s important to incorporate this into your plan.

If you choose to study via an independent online method such as OnDemand or Distance Learning, our Progressional Advisors will reach out and help if you need advice on how to plan your studies or follow a plan. They can regularly check in on you to ensure that you’re progressing and help you stay on track. By contacting the team, you can also set personal goals and deadlines to abide by a plan.

3. Create a suitable work environment

Choosing the right learning environment is crucial to your success. Assess your needs and what method you will benefit from. If you’d benefit from a tutor guiding you through the content, then the classroom or Live Online course option might be best for you.

However, if you’re an independent learner, or wouldn’t benefit from following a timetable, our online study methods like Distance Learning or OnDemand will allow you to study at your own pace and on your terms.

We offer a free trial for many of our study methods so that you can get an idea of what to expect when you begin your studies and choose the option that works for you. But whichever study method you opt for, you will still gain relevant additional materials, such as the MyKaplan platform, as well as support services such as our Academic Support team who are available via email, live chat, or by requesting a callback.

4. Ensure you have a supportive network around you

Studying is challenging, especially if you’re changing careers, returning to studying after a long time, or doing it on your own. That’s why it’s very important to try and build a support network around you that will help you stay motivated.

A support network can include family members, friends, study buddies, or even a mentor. Having someone to talk to or bounce ideas off of can help provide the accountability or motivation that you need to keep going.

Even if you’re not surrounded by other people who are studying accounting and finance, you can still benefit from having a healthy support system around you. But if you’re looking for some support from people in a similar position to you, there are plenty of ways where you can find a support network. For example, our Kaplan UK AAT Student Group Facebook page is full of other learners looking for assistance or support. Alternatively, our AAT Reddit community can also provide the same type of support and networking opportunities.

5. Take care of yourself

Last but certainly not least, don’t forget to look after yourself while studying. It can be mentally and physically exhausting at times, especially if you’ve made such a life-changing decision as changing your career. This is why it’s so important to prioritise self-care.

This can include getting enough sleep, eating healthy, taking regular breaks and exercising. However, to help you take care of your well-being, we have plenty of resources to keep you on track.

On our events page, you’ll find plenty of webinars where you can sign up for free and learn more tips and tricks on how to keep your mind and body healthy. Not only this, but we also have a well-being page where you can find the necessary teams and people to contact, as well as many other resources that can help you if you’re struggling at all.

Remember, a well-rested and healthy mind is better equipped to absorb new information and retain it.

Keep going!

Returning to education as a mature learner can be challenging, but it’s also an exciting opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills. By following the above tips and advice, you can get back into your studies with confidence.

Remember that education is a lifelong journey, and by taking the first step, you’re already on your way to achieving your goals. Don’t give up, but do reach out for support if you need it. At Kaplan, we’re always here to help - so never be afraid to ask.

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