I’m 19 years old (20 in a week or two) currently working as a trainee accountant, probably best described as an accounts assistant. At the minute I’m studying AAT and have nearly completed level 2, all of which I’ve done through home studies. When looking into my options on how to complete level 3 I have the idea that I would prefer to have some time at college for it as it would help keep me motivated and on track (as it’s very easy for me to let other things get in the way of studying when it’s all at home). However courses at college can take up to 2 years for me to complete the next two levels of AAT, after which I would want to study ACCA to become fully qualified. However it has come to my knowledge that to study ACCA you do not have to have a university degree. Something I thought you did have to have. I assumed if you didn’t have a degree you must complete AAT before starting ACCA. Of course I want to become qualified as soon as I can and therefore I’m not sure whether I should ditch AAT and start ACCA or whether to continue with my studies and wait before starting ACCA - thus taking much longer to become qualified. Has anyone had a similar situation to this that they can give advice?