Can You Study AAT at Home?

Posted by: Jannike Post Date: 16th September 2014

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualifications are often taught in the classroom, and learners might attend a class once each week.

However, with more advanced distance learning courses on offer, you can study AAT at home with ease.

We take a look at some of the ways you can study AAT at home.

Virtual learning environments

Can you Study AAT at Home?

The best distance learning AAT courses use virtual learning environments (VLEs) to give learners access to everything they need at home. This includes course materials, mock exams, tutor contact information, and ways of communicating with other learners.

Tutor support from a distance

If you’re looking to study AAT at home, it’s vital that you have support from a qualified tutor. Even though you’re studying independently, you still need an expert to guide you.

Distance learning courses provide a range of ways to receive tutor support, including video lectures, live chat sessions, phone conversations and email communication.

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Learner communities

When you join a class, you become part of a small community of learners. Some distance learners worry that they won’t have contact with fellow learners if they study AAT from home.

However, a great feature of online learning courses is that they give you access to a large community of others studying for the same qualification. You often have access to far more of your peers than you would in a classroom setting. This means that you can ask questions and join discussions at any time, helping you to make progress throughout your course.

Instantly graded activities

While feedback from your tutor is essential, it’s also important to be able to measure how well you’re doing on your own. A great benefit of choosing to study AAT at home is that you can get instant marking online, rather than having to wait until your next lesson for assessments to be marked.

Learning online makes it even easier to track your progress than joining a class. Rather than waiting to be told how far you’ve come by your tutor, you can see exactly how much of the course you’ve covered through your progress bar.

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