Accountancy students push for online-only training

Accountancy students push for online-only training

Vast majority of accounting students willing to go fully online for their studies; only a third of training managers have booked an online course

ONLY A THIRD of accountancy training managers have offered online tutoring to their students, despite a demand for e-learning.

A study of more than 650 accountancy training managers and students from the audiences of Accountancy Age and Home Learning College (HLC) found a delivery gap between the two parties.

Four out of five (79%) students would consider an online only format for the studies, while just a third of managers have booked online study.

Strategic decision-making around studying is also impaired with only half of those who help fund accountancy training pre-determining the training provider. Nearly nine out of ten of those who book training for their teams said they actively monitor results and course progression.

“Trainees want the flexibility, immediacy and efficiency of an online programme but they have concerns about the level of tutor interaction,” said Ian Blackmore, head of ACCA programmes at HLC.

“Our courses include regular assessments that identify knowledge gaps throughout every module – both your tutor and study materials react to where you need the most help.”

HLC recently launched a digital programme of ACCA studies that encompasses personalised and social learning.

The learning is split across three packages: knowledge; skills; and professional. Each package contains all the necessary coursework, live online classes, revision, exam practice, ACCA membership and associated exam fees.

HLC is a brand of Floream, a sister company to Accountancy Age owner Contentive.

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