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  • Why accountancy is the ideal career for school leavers

    by Katy Thomason-Stewart | Jul 29, 2021

    If you’ve just left school, you might be wondering what your next steps will be. Maybe you’re unsure which path leads to a good career that pays well. It’s possible that accounting hasn’t crossed your mind, but let us tell you why it’s a great path, and how to get started.

    Accounting isn’t just maths and numbers

    There’s a lot more to accounting than just being able to add up. You’ll need to be able to talk to people and explain what you’re working on. If you’re good at communicating, and you’re organised, then you’re well on your way to have the skills needed to be an accountant.

    You don’t need a degree to get started

    There are no entry requirements to enrol on an entry level accounting course, such as AAT Foundation. You’ll need maths and English GSCEs, and a good grasp of IT, but you definitely don’t need a degree or A-Levels. If you’re not sure what level you’re at, you can take the AAT skillcheck test to find out.

    Qualify quickly

    The great thing about studying accountancy is that you can qualify relatively quickly, and work immediately in accounting. You can complete all three levels of AAT in under two years, so compared to a degree you’ll be done with your studies a lot quicker than most students.

    Learn and work at the same time

    You can easily fit your accounting studies around a full, or part, time job. Depending on which study method you choose, you don’t have to take time off work to learn. If you choose online learning, you can fit it in during lunch, or after work.

    Even classroom options are open to you, as there are lessons on the weekends. Have a look at our study methods to find out more, and see which one suits you best.

    You’ll always have our support

    If you choose to study with Kaplan you’ll be supported all the way, no matter which study method you choose. You’ll have access to tutors, academic support, and our student services team. You can email, call or use live chat - 7 days a week. We’re only interested in your success, so whether you have an academic question, or you need some support balancing your studies, we’re here to help.

    AAT opens doors to further qualifications

    AAT is the first qualification you can do to become an accountant, and from there you can go on to do ACCA or CIMA, or specialise in tax and do CTA or ATT. With further qualifications, you can earn more, and go into incredible job roles, anywhere in the world.

    Fancy earning £100k+ and living in Dubai? That’s completely possible with a higher level accounting qualification.

    Ready for your next step?

    If you’d like more information, have a look at our AAT pages to see what’s involved, and what study methods are available. If you’re worried about not being good at maths, read our blog: Do I need to be good at maths to study accountancy? to put your mind at ease.

  • Why accountancy is the ideal career for school leavers

    by Katy Thomason-Stewart | Jul 29, 2021

    If you’ve just left school, you might be wondering what your next steps will be. Maybe you’re unsure which path leads to a good career that pays well. It’s possible that accounting hasn’t crossed your mind, but let us tell you why it’s a great path, and how to get started.

    Accounting isn’t just maths and numbers

    There’s a lot more to accounting than just being able to add up. You’ll need to be able to talk to people and explain what you’re working on. If you’re good at communicating, and you’re organised, then you’re well on your way to have the skills needed to be an accountant.

    You don’t need a degree to get started

    There are no entry requirements to enrol on an entry level accounting course, such as AAT Foundation. You’ll need maths and English GSCEs, and a good grasp of IT, but you definitely don’t need a degree or A-Levels. If you’re not sure what level you’re at, you can take the AAT skillcheck test to find out.

    Qualify quickly

    The great thing about studying accountancy is that you can qualify relatively quickly, and work immediately in accounting. You can complete all three levels of AAT in under two years, so compared to a degree you’ll be done with your studies a lot quicker than most students.

    Learn and work at the same time

    You can easily fit your accounting studies around a full, or part, time job. Depending on which study method you choose, you don’t have to take time off work to learn. If you choose online learning, you can fit it in during lunch, or after work.

    Even classroom options are open to you, as there are lessons on the weekends. Have a look at our study methods to find out more, and see which one suits you best.

    You’ll always have our support

    If you choose to study with Kaplan you’ll be supported all the way, no matter which study method you choose. You’ll have access to tutors, academic support, and our student services team. You can email, call or use live chat - 7 days a week. We’re only interested in your success, so whether you have an academic question, or you need some support balancing your studies, we’re here to help.

    AAT opens doors to further qualifications

    AAT is the first qualification you can do to become an accountant, and from there you can go on to do ACCA or CIMA, or specialise in tax and do CTA or ATT. With further qualifications, you can earn more, and go into incredible job roles, anywhere in the world.

    Fancy earning £100k+ and living in Dubai? That’s completely possible with a higher level accounting qualification.

    Ready for your next step?

    If you’d like more information, have a look at our AAT pages to see what’s involved, and what study methods are available. If you’re worried about not being good at maths, read our blog: Do I need to be good at maths to study accountancy? to put your mind at ease.

  • Kaplan launches new podcast for students

    by Katy Thomason-Stewart | Jul 22, 2021

    Featuring some of the best entrepreneurs and thinkers in the sector, and hosted by our very own Head of Learning Stuart Pedley-Smith, our new podcast launches in early August.

    In development since March this year, our podcast is created with our current students and future students in mind. It comes in the form of a relaxed, yet structured, interview and aims to help with: study tips, wellbeing and career information.

    Much care and consideration has gone into the selection of each guest and theme and you will see subjects covered such as:

    Sleep and study
    24 hours before an exam (what to do)
    How sustainability and accountancy are linked
    Diversity within accountancy and the professional services
    Accountancy around the world
    Apprenticeship vs University (which route?)

    And more!

    The guest selections are a combination of those who work for Kaplan and those outside - who work in companies around the world. From Oxford University to California to Columbia.

    We hope you stay tuned and keep abreast of our social channels and blog for ways to subscribe and listen.

  • Why accountancy is the ideal career for school leavers

    by Katy Thomason-Stewart | Jul 29, 2021

    If you’ve just left school, you might be wondering what your next steps will be. Maybe you’re unsure which path leads to a good career that pays well. It’s possible that accounting hasn’t crossed your mind, but let us tell you why it’s a great path, and how to get started.

    Accounting isn’t just maths and numbers

    There’s a lot more to accounting than just being able to add up. You’ll need to be able to talk to people and explain what you’re working on. If you’re good at communicating, and you’re organised, then you’re well on your way to have the skills needed to be an accountant.

    You don’t need a degree to get started

    There are no entry requirements to enrol on an entry level accounting course, such as AAT Foundation. You’ll need maths and English GSCEs, and a good grasp of IT, but you definitely don’t need a degree or A-Levels. If you’re not sure what level you’re at, you can take the AAT skillcheck test to find out.

    Qualify quickly

    The great thing about studying accountancy is that you can qualify relatively quickly, and work immediately in accounting. You can complete all three levels of AAT in under two years, so compared to a degree you’ll be done with your studies a lot quicker than most students.

    Learn and work at the same time

    You can easily fit your accounting studies around a full, or part, time job. Depending on which study method you choose, you don’t have to take time off work to learn. If you choose online learning, you can fit it in during lunch, or after work.

    Even classroom options are open to you, as there are lessons on the weekends. Have a look at our study methods to find out more, and see which one suits you best.

    You’ll always have our support

    If you choose to study with Kaplan you’ll be supported all the way, no matter which study method you choose. You’ll have access to tutors, academic support, and our student services team. You can email, call or use live chat - 7 days a week. We’re only interested in your success, so whether you have an academic question, or you need some support balancing your studies, we’re here to help.

    AAT opens doors to further qualifications

    AAT is the first qualification you can do to become an accountant, and from there you can go on to do ACCA or CIMA, or specialise in tax and do CTA or ATT. With further qualifications, you can earn more, and go into incredible job roles, anywhere in the world.

    Fancy earning £100k+ and living in Dubai? That’s completely possible with a higher level accounting qualification.

    Ready for your next step?

    If you’d like more information, have a look at our AAT pages to see what’s involved, and what study methods are available. If you’re worried about not being good at maths, read our blog: Do I need to be good at maths to study accountancy? to put your mind at ease.

  • Why accountancy is the ideal career for school leavers

    by Katy Thomason-Stewart | Jul 29, 2021

    If you’ve just left school, you might be wondering what your next steps will be. Maybe you’re unsure which path leads to a good career that pays well. It’s possible that accounting hasn’t crossed your mind, but let us tell you why it’s a great path, and how to get started.

    Accounting isn’t just maths and numbers

    There’s a lot more to accounting than just being able to add up. You’ll need to be able to talk to people and explain what you’re working on. If you’re good at communicating, and you’re organised, then you’re well on your way to have the skills needed to be an accountant.

    You don’t need a degree to get started

    There are no entry requirements to enrol on an entry level accounting course, such as AAT Foundation. You’ll need maths and English GSCEs, and a good grasp of IT, but you definitely don’t need a degree or A-Levels. If you’re not sure what level you’re at, you can take the AAT skillcheck test to find out.

    Qualify quickly

    The great thing about studying accountancy is that you can qualify relatively quickly, and work immediately in accounting. You can complete all three levels of AAT in under two years, so compared to a degree you’ll be done with your studies a lot quicker than most students.

    Learn and work at the same time

    You can easily fit your accounting studies around a full, or part, time job. Depending on which study method you choose, you don’t have to take time off work to learn. If you choose online learning, you can fit it in during lunch, or after work.

    Even classroom options are open to you, as there are lessons on the weekends. Have a look at our study methods to find out more, and see which one suits you best.

    You’ll always have our support

    If you choose to study with Kaplan you’ll be supported all the way, no matter which study method you choose. You’ll have access to tutors, academic support, and our student services team. You can email, call or use live chat - 7 days a week. We’re only interested in your success, so whether you have an academic question, or you need some support balancing your studies, we’re here to help.

    AAT opens doors to further qualifications

    AAT is the first qualification you can do to become an accountant, and from there you can go on to do ACCA or CIMA, or specialise in tax and do CTA or ATT. With further qualifications, you can earn more, and go into incredible job roles, anywhere in the world.

    Fancy earning £100k+ and living in Dubai? That’s completely possible with a higher level accounting qualification.

    Ready for your next step?

    If you’d like more information, have a look at our AAT pages to see what’s involved, and what study methods are available. If you’re worried about not being good at maths, read our blog: Do I need to be good at maths to study accountancy? to put your mind at ease.