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Ideal Schools’ online learning support helps London woman secure her dream job in the world of finance....

Alessandra Lanzalaco

To enhance her career, Alessandra studied the following courses:
AAT Levels 2 & 3

A London woman is on the way to achieving her dream job of in the world of finance after successfully completing courses – in just two years - at a specialist UK-wide home study college, Ideal Schools, which focuses exclusively on instructing its students in bookkeeping and accounting.

Alessandra Lanzalaco, 22 was born in Italy but moved to London when she was 8 months old, followed in the successful path of thousands of other students at long-established tuition providers, Ideal Schools, by studying to become a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) and ended up winning the college’s AAT 2017 Student of the Year Award.

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urrently senior finance officer at recruitment consultancy Red Snapper Group and based in the City of London, Ms Lanzalaco, has had an interest in accounting since the age of 14. She saw it kindled during her GCSEs and wanted to start her AAT studies at 18, but it wasn’t financially viable then. When she applied for an entry level Accounts Administrator role, however, her employer offered her the job, as well as the possibility to study for the AAT qualification, funded by the company. She leapt at the opportunity.

She said: “My employers recommended Ideal Schools as the modules were the most relevant, and I’m glad I studied with them. The study materials are very clear and informative, without overloading learners with extraneous information.

I loved sitting the exams, because they really tested my understanding of the source material. I always managed to pass thanks to the support and study materials provided by Ideal Schools.”

Alessandra started studying for the AAT Level 2 at just 20, and had completed level 3 just before her 22nd birthday. Her diligence and determination paid off when she won the AAT Student of the Year award against stiff competition, but she’s not stopping there.

She said: “I am planning on taking my accountancy studies further, and I am aiming to pass my level 4, then, to go on to become a Certified or Chartered Accountant. Winning the Ideal Schools AAT Student of the Year award is an amazing feeling; it’s just the cherry on the cake for what I’ve achieved.

“I was studying while working full time, while many of my friends enjoyed college or university, which was not easy, but I was determined to make the most of this opportunity, and this helped me pass each level in under a year.”