Becoming ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) qualified can be your key to a successful career in accountancy. The qualification is globally recognised, and can help you advance into more senior positions.
Aspiring Chartered Certified Accountants come to ACCA in all kinds of capacities, and where to study ACCA can be an important question.
While some learners are happy to attend classes, many are already working full time, and require more flexible options. So, let’s take a look at where to study ACCA.
In the classroom
If you would like face-to-face contact with a tutor, attending ACCA lessons at a local centre can be ideal. Some learners benefit from a very structured study plan, with tasks set each week by a tutor. Some people also learn quickly from listening to spoken information, rather than reading from a textbook.
Attending a class one day a week means you can study quite flexibly the rest of the time. Any questions that arise while you are learning on your own can be addressed to your tutor in person in your next class.
Many ACCA learners work full time, and are not able to attend a class one day each week. For them, ACCA distance learning courses are the perfect option. Some learners also suit a more visual learning style, absorbing textbook material more quickly than spoken tutorials.
Learning at home can still be very methodical, with structured learning materials, and comprehensive support from tutors. Learning at home doesn’t mean learning alone, as a tutor is on hand to mark assessments, offer advice, and provide one to one sessions over the phone.
Many employers see the benefits of funding their staff to become fully ACCA qualified, and will often provide study support in the workplace. This can offer the best of both worlds for learners, as they receive the guidance of professional colleagues at the same time as being supported by qualified tutors.
Everyone learns differently, and where to study ACCA will depend on where you can reach your potential.