Lucy returns to boost her accounting qualifications

Published: February 6, 2020

Lucy Dorricott has enjoyed studying so much at Telford College that she’s now enrolled on no fewer than four separate occasions.

Lucy, from Lawley, works at Right Connections UK Limited, which specialises in supplying towbar wiring kits.

 

Her job in the accounts department at the company, based on Telford’s Queensway Business Park, sees her getting involved in all aspects of systems and processes. 

 

For her fourth stint at the college, Lucy is studying towards her level three advanced diploma in accounting.

She explained: “This time I became involved because when I returned to work after having my first child in 2017, I changed job roles within the company from sales and distribution to accounts, and felt I wanted to gain a qualification alongside.

 

“I studied a level two foundation certificate in accounting, missed a year whilst I had my second child, and when I returned to work I picked up where I left off.”

 

She added: “My experience of Telford College has only ever been positive during this qualification. There are lots and resources, and the tutors are excellent and very supportive. 

 

“The best thing about the course is that it is one day a week, so I am able to fit it in around work and home. Also, the extent of the resources available to help you learn are endless”.

 

Lucy said the mixture of people from different accounting roles on the course meant she was also able to draw on other people’s experiences.

 

Lucy Dorricott, from Lawley, who is studying at Telford College for a fourth time.
Lucy Dorricott, from Lawley, who is studying at Telford College for a fourth time.

“I am mostly surprised by how much I learn in a short space of time. It has helped with my career because it has given me a good understanding of the processes I complete every day within my job role.

 

“Learning the academic side of it alongside has really given me confidence in my role.”

 

To anybody thinking of enrolling on Telford College’s AAT courses, Lucy said: “Go for it – don’t put it off.  

 

“It can open so many doors when looking for a career, whether that’s being employed by a company or to give you the skills to manage your own business accounts.  

 

“Or, like me, it will give you the skills and knowledge to be successful in your current accounts-based role. And don’t be put off if you have had a break; I was pleasantly surprised by how easily I got straight back into it.”

Teresa Hughes, learner manager for business, professional studies and digital at Telford College, said: “Our AAT accounting qualifications prepare you for a high-profile role in a wide range of industries, in what is currently one of the fastest growing professional sectors in the UK.

“They provide an insight into the principles and processes of key accounting tasks, like maintaining cost accounting records and the preparation of reports and returns.

“You’ll learn all the important basics about accounting, including double-entry book-keeping, balancing off ledger accounts, preparing a trial balance, and how to code and present financial information.”