Distance learning allows you to study remotely, wherever you are in the world. It offers you the flexibility to fit learning around a busy schedule - you can choose when and how you study.
To study AAT via distance learning you need to:
1. Find a training provider - your training provider can be anywhere in the world, as long as they offer your AAT course via distance learning
2. Find a local assessment venue - your assessment venue needs to be local, or as near as possible to you
How to choose a training provider
Distance learning packages vary with each provider, so it’s worth looking at the different options available.
When you have a shortlist of training providers you are interested in, contact them directly. They can talk you through the course process, what they offer and how they will support you. This will help you to make an informed decision about your studies.
What should you ask?
When you contact potential training providers ask what they offer in terms of:
- Learning support
There should be a degree of learning support provided by a tutor and/or course advisor. It’s likely there will be some form of marking and feedback given during your studies as you progress.
- Physical course materials
These will vary according to each provider, but a distance learning package usually includes textbooks and other hard-copy materials such as a study aid.
- Online resources
These will depend on the training provider, but typically the package will include online interactive resources - these are likely to include interactive tasks and exercises.
Useful points to consider
To find the right distance learning package for you, ask yourself the following questions:
- What degree of tutor support do you require throughout your studies?
- Have you ever studied via distance learning before?
- Are you looking to complete the course within a short time-frame?
- Would you like your studies to be structured?