I am hoping that I might be able to get some advice about a complete career change and to find out if I am crazy for even considering this. I am 31, graduated with a 2ii in German and have worked in comms in public sector for the last six years. I recently became a dad for the first time and my priorities have changed significantly. When I think where I might be in five years time if I continue in my current career, it doesn't fill me with any confidence. So, I've been thinking about what I might be able to do to be in a better position in five years time. Am I mad for considering accoutancy, or with work and dedication I suppose the questions that I am looking for answers to are:
1. Is this a pipe dream?
2. Can I begin training as a chartered accountant without working for an accountancy firm or in some sort of accounts job?
3. In my brief research to date I have noticed there are lots different qualifications - which is best suited to someone changing career
4. Is my age and previous lack of experience/interest a big obstacle?
I really hope someone can help me shed some light on this.