by ACCA student blogger Hafeez Adeboye
In preparing for and taking the ACCA exams, you need a tuition provider that will be a partner or collaborator in the journey to membership. ACCA has done a great deal by approving the best quality ACCA tuition providers either as Platinum or Gold.
However, since I started my journey towards ACCA membership, I have been self-studying. The reason is that many providers offer tuition that is not as high quality as the fees they charge. Secondly, I find that ACCA provides enough study resources to complement my study, at almost no cost. Thirdly, as a part-time student and family man, self-study suits my lifestyle better.
I personally find I am more able to structure my study around work and life activities when I self-study. With discipline and a well-thought out study plan, I find the balance I need to reach forward, upward and onward in my journey to membership, without leaving other life goals to suffer.
I must say, however that self-study comes with its own challenges. Number one is discipline to stick to your studies. You will be thinking to yourself that, since you design the programme, you can decide to not follow through, after all, it’s not anyone else’s business. But it is your business, as this could be the difference between pass and fail. Number two is knowing what study programme works with your abilities, capabilities and activities around your lifestyle.
Finally, my one piece of advice should you choose to self-study is that you will need to turn to the people around you to collaborate, by sharing your study calendar with them using Microsoft Outlook. Then they know when you working, when you are studying and when you expect to have free time.