Lets start basic, what AAT courses will FI Birmingham be offering?
I am very excited to say that we will be offering courses for both Level 3 and Level 4 programmes. Whilst students are welcome to join us at any point in their studies, we have defined programme pathways for start dates in Spring 2022 and Autumn 2022.
We offer both apprenticeships and commercially funded programmes.
What can people expect on an AAT course at FI Birmingham?
Put simply, a great learning experience! Courses will be delivered by our expert tutor team – we have around 50 years of teaching experience in our team. They really know their stuff and bring topics to life! We commit to keeping our class sizes small so our tutors really get to know students and help them learn. Our courses are supported by award winning learning materials, lots of online content to aide revision and lots of practice exam questions and mocks. Courses take place in our brand new study centre and our dedicated customer service team, ably led by Michelle, will be on hand to help as needed.
Sounds great, tell us about the Level 3 offering?
AAT Level 3 is a fantastic way for students to be introduced to, and master, some of the more complex areas of accounting that will be built on in the Level 4 papers. Our Spring programme starts with Advanced Bookkeeping, which I am teaching, but, what I think is brilliant is that we give all learners free Level 2 online content to look at before the Day 1 so that everyone who starts their Level 3 course can hit the ground running! The programme then moves onto Financial Accounts Preparation.
Another great feature of our Spring intake is that we will transition students in September 2022 from AQ16 courses to AQ22 courses. The AAT are doing a great job of the updates to their syllabus so you get the best of both worlds!
Amazing. How does Level 4 work?
AAT Level 4 will not only help learners step into a range of more senior finance roles and acquire full member status but also creates a great base to build on in further qualifications.
In our Spring 2022 pathway, learners will start with the two Management Accounting papers. Getting to grips with budgeting and decision making is critical for students at this level. We then progress onto Personal Tax. All of this is done under AQ16. We then switch to AQ22 to complete the remaining papers – this will allow learners to benefit from learning and demonstrating their skills under the new, most relevant AAT syllabus at first opportunity – a chance to be a leader
Where can people find out more?
We have all our dates and prices available on our website. I’m sure our clever team will be able to turn that into a link! Alternatively, students can call us on 0121 661 4323 or drop into one of our open days – we would love to see people, show off our new centre and answer any questions you may have about studying AAT!