Throughout your studies (which may sometimes last over 3 – 4 years), it might be beneficial to consider utilising all the different study methods to create an overall plan that works for you and your circumstances.
Read below as we set out the “Four pillars to personalising your accountancy training” to identify ways you can use the different study modes to create a personalised plan that fits around your work, personal and other learning commitments:
1. Online course for exams on demand
Over the last few years, the major accounting qualifications have all moved to having more exams on demand (those that can be sat at anytime rather than during a specific sitting). Exams on demand can be fantastic – they allow for flexibility over where and when an exam can be sat.
By using FI online courses, which can be started on demand and provide you instant access to your study materials, you can make the most of this flexibility and study when it suits you rather than have to wait.
2. Make the most of the working week with evening Online Live courses
Throughout the course of your studies you may find times when you have competing work and study commitments.. During these periods Online Live courses offer a way of “being in class but without the commute”. They provide all the structure and motivation of a classroom course but without the need to commute to a study centre – saving you valuable time that you can use to focus on your work, catch up with some extra study or a hundred other things!
3. Mix and match for papers that have a tuition and revision course
Within many qualifications, you will find papers that have a tuition course and a revision course to prepare you for the exam. One great way to increase your choice and flexibility is to use different study methods for each course.
For example, many of our students like to complete the tuition element using an Online or Online Live course (allowing them to learn the core syllabus knowledge at a time, place and pace that suits them before attending a in centre classroom revision course where they have complete focus and the immediate feedback they need.
4. Studying multiple papers – use different ways to study to maximise choice
Many students will opt to study multiple papers towards a single exam sitting. This is a great way to manage progression through the qualification but can make it difficult to fit your study into your already busy schedule. Looking at using different study methods is a great way to maximise choice of dates and study times. For example, you may study one paper via an FI classroom course at the weekend and another using FI Online Live during the evenings.
Of course, however you like to study, FI has a course for you. Find out more about the ways to study or book now.