Course of studying: AAT Level 3

Why have you chose to study AAT?

Accounting is in every organisation. Maths is what I truly love. My goal in life is to be a Chief Financial Officer and I have this idea now and I don’t want to stop.

Since I started I am much more interested in accounting as my tutor teaches the course well and I understand it – that’s why I like studying here. The environment is really nice and I feel comfortable coming studying here.

What is your background?

Currently I am a restaurant supervisor – I have never worked in a the financial world.

After studying what do you want to do?

I hope to study level 4 and progress onto CIMA or ACCA. I just want to keep growing and keep self-developing – that’ll never stop!

What is good about his course?

In my current job I look at the assets and the income in the restaurant. I am currently learning things in the course and applying this into my work. Even though my studies is separate to my job, both help me understand more.

My tutor is very understanding. He has also let me borrow his own textbooks. He wants all his students to do very well and that is good for me as I like that challenge. I can’t see myself studying with another teacher as I am used to his teaching – he has been my tutor since I started the level 1 course.

Sunmisola Williams is a level 3 Hairdressing student at Kensington and Chelsea College. The 20-year-old was originally pursuing a career as an athlete and training as a professional runner but decided to change direction after discovering hairdressing in her late teens.

“I was still training to be a professional runner when I took up a hairdressing class and fell in love with it! For a while I was training and also trying to pursue a career in hairdressing, but I decided to give up running in the end as my passion really lay with hairdressing. I wanted to give it my full attention.”

Sunmisola’s biggest achievements in hairdressing so far include working on London Fashion Week, creating a hairstyle inspired by the London Olympics which gained media attention during London 2012 and styling the hair for the hosts at the Screen Nation Film and Television Awards 2014.

“The course and College is fantastic at providing industry work opportunities. It means we get to start networking whilst on the course so that when we finish we already have contacts to approach.”