I have just completed Level 2 by using a training provider. I got through the course without needing any tutor support and found the course itself to be not much more than a text book online. The most frustrating part was having to wait for my learning provider to book me in for exams and I wished I had more control over this aspect of things.
I now want to start Level 3, I have looked at the various learning providers and can see the best rated ones charge around the £600 mark. It also seems that these use their own mock exams instead of the actual ICB mocks so I'd need to pay the extra £10 for the ICB mocks, not a huge amount but just something else to add to the overall cost.
Since I have an accounting software package from my Level 2 course which is valid for about another 10 months I am seriously considering buying the Kaplan texts and self learning for level 3. I would really appreciate other peoples experience of this to see if it would be a valid option.
Look forward to any comments.