If you’re on your way to getting an ACCA qualification, you might find it hard to juggle work or life commitments alongside your studies. Perhaps you’re just looking for advice and tips on how best to structure your learning schedule.
Well you’ve come to the right place; we know it’s not always easy. Keep reading for our advice on studying ACCA part time.
When you’re studying, we recommend you plan to do a minimum of 8 hours per week. Study time varies in terms of how long it will take you to cover the syllabus, but you can expect to spend about 11 weeks on each paper.
- Make studying a habit
Habits work best when you start off small, how about 45 minutes of straight revision? Eventually you’ll be able to work up from minutes to hours of studying. This will be helpful when it comes to revising the whole syllabus, pre-exam time when you might need to put the extra hours in.
And don’t worry – everyone can slip up and get off track. If you do, don’t dwell on the missed time, but try and get back on track as soon as possible. Try not and fall into the trap of the all-or-nothing mentality.
- Make a plan
Since you are juggling work and studies, it is extremely important for you to prepare a study plan or schedule. While making this plan, keep the ACCA exam dates in mind so that you leave enough time for revision of the modules. Ensure you also go through ACCA exam kit and ACCA past papers to get a fair idea of the ACCA exam and kind of questions that can be asked.
- Time management
The primary challenge faced by you studying for ACCA while working is time-management. Especially so if you have other commitments apart from study and work. You will be managing a very intense workload, leaving you with little time to yourself. By focusing on your studies during the time you know you’ll take in the most information, you’re taking a great step in optimising your time for learning.
Once you feel confident on the syllabus of a paper, the best thing to do is practice being able to answer the questions as clearly as possible. You can also be able to reach out to your tutor if you’d like them to review any questions you get wrong, or to see where you can add some extra points.
When it comes to topics or specific questions that you don’t understand, that’s where Yates tutors come in. They’re here to help, and you can ask as many questions as you want.
Taking on board some of these tips should help in your ACCA studies.