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By ACCA student blogger Diksha Jeswani

The best thing about studying the ACCA Qualification is its accessibility. The fact that it can be pursued anywhere in the world makes it an attractive qualification for students. But as there are so many tuition providers around the world, it’s sometimes difficult to judge who you should study with, which is where ACCA’s Approved Learning Partners (ALPs) scheme steps in.

I study with an ACCA Approved Learning Partner in the UAE – and the best part of it is the support that they extend to their students. Topics are explained with clarity, which really helps, not only in relation to approaching exam questions with confidence, but also in terms of applying knowledge to workplace scenarios and so helping us to fulfill our Practical Experience Requirements (PER) objectives. By using examples and posing problems from real life scenarios, our tutors manage to effectively bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application.

Another advantage of studying at my Approved Learning Partner (ALP) is that they keep me on track with my study goals. They advise on what stage of preparation I should be at, by what time.  They also create an environment conducive to study by offering good facilities. My ALP has a comprehensive library, classrooms free for when we need a place to study and high quality tuition that helps us understand even difficult areas of the syllabus.

My experience with my ACCA tutors has been really positive. They have helped me pass all my exam papers first time by always giving me extra time and guidance if there is something I don’t understand.

It’s been a great experience interacting with fellow students from similar backgrounds. My classmates have helped me learn from their experiences and I find it really useful to discuss any questions I have from our classes with them. I feel my peers have positively contributed my personal and professional growth.

All in all, I would definitely advise my fellow students to study with an Approved Learning Partner for a quality learning experience. You can search the tuition provider directory on the ACCA website to find one in your country.

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I have always believed that accountancy is a branch of science that consists of conveying a story using numbers. But sometimes these numbers are intentionally used to conceal the truth or unintentionally convey incorrect and misleading information due to errors. The urge to find out the truth behind the facts presented and provide information that is true and fair led me, Diksha Jeswani, to pursue ACCA.

There were many reasons why I decided to pick the ACCA Qualification. From a very young age, I had an ambition to do something different. When I was looking into potential career options in Dubai, I always wanted to combine my studies along with real world experience. When I heard about ACCA, I realised that this could be something which would fulfil both, along with it being a qualification that is recognised globally, and so I embarked upon this as a career choice.

I also believe that along with gathering knowledge, it is necessary to gain practical experience in a field in order to enhance your understanding of the subject. To fulfil this objective, I started working in an audit firm, Horwath Mak Limited, as an audit associate after clearing the first 3 papers of the ACCA Qualification. I have completed 12 out of 14 papers and will be attempting the final 2 papers this June.

My ambitions for the short term are to pass my remaining papers of the ACCA Qualification, as I have to still pass my optional papers and then to become a member after completing my practical experience requirements (PER). Then I would like to maintain my CPD requirements and try to give back to my profession as much as possible.