OU Certificate in Accounting - Questions!

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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Student Money Saving
Has anyone done it?

How much time did you spend weekly approx? - I know it's supposed to be a hard 12 month slog.

Am I correct in thinking it's the equivalent of passing the AAT exams?

At 2.5K it's not a cheap course. Did you manage to gain any funding? They are saying they can't give me an idea of financial assistance unless I register for the course, despite me offering up household income and circumstances.:rolleyes: I don't know if I can even afford the course unless I know what i would end up paying.

I am planning to use this as A) Leverage for a payrise, and B) Part of the degree I am chipping away at.

Any experiences welcomed. Thank you.
"On behalf of teachers, I'd like to dedicate this award to Michael Gove and I mean dedicate in the Anglo Saxon sense which means insert roughly into the anus of." My hero, Mr Steer.

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  • OldernotwiserOldernotwiser
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    Don't forget that registering for a course with the OU doesn't actually commit you to doing it until a certain date.

    Have you used the self assessment tool on the OU website?
  • lineyliney Forumite
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    Yes, but it works only for standard fee courses. This is part of the Business School so you have to make independent enquiries.

    I have requested the application form for registration, but i'm very impatient. Plus, if I cant do this course I need to decide on an alternative sharpish.
    "On behalf of teachers, I'd like to dedicate this award to Michael Gove and I mean dedicate in the Anglo Saxon sense which means insert roughly into the anus of." My hero, Mr Steer.
  • OldernotwiserOldernotwiser
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    liney wrote: »
    Yes, but it works only for standard fee courses. This is part of the Business School so you have to make independent enquiries.

    I have requested the application form for registration, but i'm very impatient. Plus, if I cant do this course I need to decide on an alternative sharpish.

    Right, I didn't realise that. Can you register on line?
  • lineyliney Forumite
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    The email they sent me asked me to respond to question xyz and they would register my interest and send me a form.

    Perhaps i can register online, but I didn't think to look to be honest as they asked me to do this during our correspondance. I'll see how long to forms take to arrive.
    "On behalf of teachers, I'd like to dedicate this award to Michael Gove and I mean dedicate in the Anglo Saxon sense which means insert roughly into the anus of." My hero, Mr Steer.
  • welshmoneyloverwelshmoneylover Forumite
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    IIRC the pass rate for this course is pretty dismal, I think it was about 30% last year.

    Do a search on the OU website I think it will give you last year's passrates somewhere.

    Hth
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    You will need to check this out properly, but it may be that you can use Tesco points for OU courses.
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    edited 30 May 2009 at 9:57PM
    I did the course last year (and passed).

    The course is quite strange I found as OU courses go (I've done a good few) in that it swings pretty much from the hands on practical book keeping at the beginning through to the theory of management and auditing.

    If your comfortable with both then you will be fine, if you prefer one or the other then the course may not be for you.

    The course is apparently at the same level as the AAT Technician course although the AAT don't recognise the course many of the other major bodies do recognise it at least in part towards their accreditation.

    Pass rates are here - http://www3.open.ac.uk/events/2/2009113_33362_nr.xls
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    CIS wrote: »
    I did the course last year (and passed).

    The course is quite strange I found as OU courses go (I've done a good few) in that it swings pretty much from the hands on practical book keeping at the beginning through to the theory of management and auditing.

    If your comfortable with both then you will be fine, if you prefer one or the other then the course may not be for you.

    The course is apparently at the same level as the AAT Technician course although the AAT don't recognise the course many of the other major bodies do recognise it at least in part towards their accreditation.

    Pass rates are here - http://www3.open.ac.uk/events/2/2009113_33362_nr.xls

    Oh I know the AAT don't recognise it, but it appears to exempt you from the first teir of both CIMA and ACCA exams as does the AAT, so just wanted to confirm that I have understood correctly and this covered the same ground.

    How long did you find you studied each week on this? I ask because OU guidelines are never very accurate :)
    "On behalf of teachers, I'd like to dedicate this award to Michael Gove and I mean dedicate in the Anglo Saxon sense which means insert roughly into the anus of." My hero, Mr Steer.
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