Home Learning College AAT Students Outperform Global Peers

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86% pass rate achieved across three units – 6% above UK average Results released this week by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) show that 86% of people studying an AAT qualification with Home Learning College passed their exams in December 2009. This is 6% higher than the UK average and 15% higher than the global average.

86% pass rate achieved across three units – 6% above UK average

Results released this week by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) show that 86% of people studying an AAT qualification with Home Learning College passed their exams in December 2009. This is 6% higher than the UK average and 15% higher than the global average.

Over 750 students sat their AAT exams through Home Learning College - the UK’s biggest provider of professionally accredited distance learning courses - at the end of last year. This is an increase from the previous examination session in June 2009 when the training provider submitted almost 600 students.

There are three moderated exams within the level 2 and 3 AAT Diploma pathway, covering Units 5, 6 and 30. Home Learning College students outperformed their peers across all units, with a variance ranging from 5% to 22% - see table below for further details:

    Unit 5    Unit 6    Unit 30    Average
HLC    90.3%    82.0%    85.4%    85.9%
AAT average    68.5%    63.2%    80.4%    70.7%
Variance    21.8%    18.8%    5.0%    15.2%

Commenting on these results, Dave Snow Academic Director of Home Learning College said: “We are one of the largest providers of AAT courses via distance learning in the UK and these results demonstrate why hundreds of people choose to study with us each year. We have a dedicated faculty of professionally trained AAT tutors who provide support and guidance to students, around what can sometimes be a tricky subject. Unit 6, for example, is notoriously challenging which is why the global pass rate is only 63%. As you can see from these results, Home Learning College students far exceeded this, with 82% passing that unit in December.

“Our tutorial service is boosted by our Virtual Learning Community (VLC) where people can access course materials, take part in forums and chat directly to students on the same course. The VLC provides a real sense of community which really enhances the distance learning experience.”

Home Learning College recently launched the AAT Level 4 Diploma course. This qualification is open to students who have completed the AAT Level 3 Diploma or who have an accounting related degree and wish to obtain a professional qualification.

AAT level 4 is approximately equivalent to the first year of an honours degree and secures entry into one of the chartered accountancy bodies such as Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) or Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

For further information on Home Learning College’s AAT courses please visit http://www.homelearningcollege.co.uk.

About Home Learning College
Home Learning College is the largest vocational distance learning provider in the UK, and the only one accredited by the National Union of Students (NUS), allowing its 65,000 students to enjoy the discounts and services available with the NUS Extra Card.

All Home Learning College courses lead to professional CV-enhancing, employer recognised qualifications, including AAT, Sage, CompTIA, Microsoft, ICB and CIW. Subjects covered include book-keeping, accounting, IT and computing, web design and many more.

Home Learning College students benefit from a dedicated in-house tutoring service and the Virtual Learning Community - an online learning environment which facilitates the delivery of course material and peer networking.

For more information on all Home Learning College courses visit http://www.homelearningcollege.co.uk or follow us on Twitter @home_learning.

Contact:
Tor Goldfield
Home Learning College PR Manager
Tel: 020 8676 6258
Mobile: 07843 335606
Email: tor(dot)goldfield(at)homelearningcollege(dot)com

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