In October 2020 I took voluntary redundancy from Retail Banking. I had spent some 25 years in Retail Banking and wanted to ensure I secured a job that encompassed my financial and business experience in any new role. It became apparent that a vast proportion of financial sector roles required formal qualifications – predominantly AAT. Having researched different learning options I was confident that distance learning would suit not only my pace but the style of learning. Accountancy Learning stood out due to their glowing reviews and with the help of Moodle and my tutor Shannon I successfully navigated Level 2 developing a strong foundation of the principles that have helped me enormously through my Level 3 journey. Level 3 has presented challenges along the way both in its style of learning & content however, fingers crossed, I will continue to achieve the results I want for the remaining exams.