I’m in a bit of a pickle and wonder if any book-keepers out there can unpickle me.
I’ve been looking into studying a book-keeping course this past month and have a few options available to me. I’ve looked at the ICB courses and the cost of studying at home. I’ve read some past threads and am also aware of the money laundering regs and having to be registered with a professional body or HMRC.
I’ve also done a bit of research and have found out about ‘Train to Gain’. Their website is here http://www.traintogain.gov.uk/Helping_Your_Business/eligible/ It is Government funding available for those who wish to improve their skills and self-employed persons are eligible (yes, I had to read that bit twice as well).
I made enquiries into funding and a Train to Gain Officer at Business Link advised me that self-employed persons qualify for funding to study the AAT qualification as it is an NVQ. Although funding does depend on existing qualifications you hold. Which is really good news but this is where I end up in a pickle.
I have been advised that the AAT route would be a better route to take, because it is a more recognised qualification.
Is there a benefit to obtaining an AAT qualification to the ICB qualification?
a pickled Kelly :?