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CIW with Skillstrain

Discussion in 'CIW Certifications' started by bheather, Sep 17, 2006.

  1. bheather

    bheather New Member

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    Hi guys,

    I've just signed up for a course with Skillstrain for 2750 pounds and i'm having serious second thoughts since reading through the forums. I also did course searches today and some places offer same course for 1220???? maybe its not the same.

    They told me when i qualify that i would def be on 25k and it seems not, plus im not sure what their teaching methods are like.

    THey do give you a top spec computer, but do i want to pay all that money for a certificate i can't really use.

    Has anyone recently passed the course,who was a beginner when starting? and have built their own website?

    I would be grateful for some advice so that i can cancel it.

    The 'Interview' is annoying, they do try to get to the bottom of why you want to do the course, i just want to learn how to do design my own website, and maybe get some freelance work, do some mini projects etc not a full time job, so is it worth it???????

    sorry to go on for my first posting but it is a lot of money to part with...

    Will be grateful for any advice given.

    Hxxxxx
     
    WIP: CIW Master Web Manager
  2. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Hello Heather

    Welcome to CF:biggrin

    if you do a keyword search above you will find loads on skillstrain.

    Look at your contract I'm sure there is a clause in their about if your not happy you can cancel within 14 days of signing!

    Maybe you should try CATS

    they offer affordable web site design courses!
     
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  3. kat731
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    kat731 Megabyte Poster

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    Hi,
    ive just seen a trailer for a program on telly this coming week about Skillstrain and unhappy customers.. Think its called our london or something.. Maybe check the listings, could be of interest.

    Kat
     
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  4. bheather

    bheather New Member

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    Hi there,

    thank you cheeky for that information will definetly check them out. Also will look out for that program this week, ive decided to cancel it anyway as i ve had time to think about it and i would rather learn as a hobby than undertake a year of study.

    Will get back to let you know if the cancellation process was good/bad.

    Hxx
     
    WIP: CIW Master Web Manager
  5. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Good for you Heather!

    When you get chance have a look at a thread called Self Study written by Zimbo!:biggrin

    Hey Kat what channel is that program on about skillstrain?
    Can you post it here?
     
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  6. GmanUK

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    Already on today - if you want the download try PMing Baba :biggrin
     
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  7. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Thanks G-man!

    Luckly I have got access to Sky so I managed to watch the London Version! I also recorded onto DVD for putting it on the web, but Baba beat me to it!

    Well done Baba:thumbleft :clap
     
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  8. Baba O'Riley

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    Yeah, I know I'm great!:thumbleft
     
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  9. bheather

    bheather New Member

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    Hi guys,

    just to let you know that i received my refund from skills train last week. I sent back the briefcase with all the programs and pestered them as they only seem to do admin on a thursday!!!!! Whole process took a month. Anyway, i feel better for cancelling the course and least i got my money back and did not have to pay out more.

    Good luck to anyone starting or wishing to cancel with skills train

    Hxxxx
     
    WIP: CIW Master Web Manager
  10. CK34

    CK34 New Member

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    Hi all
    women from skillstrain came today, it was 3k for the course, 75 quid a month for 38 months i think.
    Have got 7 days to cancel so i decided to google skillstrain and found bad stuff about them and actually how good it is and whether its worth the money?
     

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