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funding for A+ certificate

Discussion in 'A+' started by Len, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. Len

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    Does anyone know if there is any funding available for this?

    Since I want to take it as soon as possible, ideally once I've got a job so I can pay my way through it, but if there's funding available then that's a bonus I guess. I already have a Level 3 qualification, and this is considered a Level 2 qualification so I'm not entirely sure.
     
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  2. jk2447

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    Hiya Len, I don't think it works like that sorry mate. If you get a job and are lucky your employer will send you on your A+ course and maybe pay for your exam. Ours do but many don't. I think you'd be best buying a good A+ book, studying part time and paying for your own exams. Thats how I do it. Cheers, Jim
     
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  3. greenbrucelee
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    there are some training providers which will give you the training free and a job!!!!....if you pass their requirements, if you don't you will end up owing **** lkoads of money.

    Do not fall for the BS these companies spout.
     
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  4. Len

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    Heh, I know. Its just since I'm still under 19 and all this free education blah blah, just trying to take advantage of it all, was just curious!
     
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  5. greenbrucelee
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    studying he A+ will cost you £270 unless you need traveling expenses and stuff.
     
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  6. Gav

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    I think that OCR offer a course that encompasses A+, which you could do for free. It also carries about 100 UCAS points which is nice.

    I'm sure someone will come along soon and tell you what it is :blink
     
  7. Len

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    Neat!

    You don't happen to know anything about NVQ 4's? Not sure if theres any in IT though,

    EDIT: Found this: http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/nvq/it_professionals_level_4/ It has the CompTIA as an embedded unit (13) but these require me to have a job. Better get looking >_>
     
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  8. neutralhills

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    Free education? There's no such thing. Someone is paying for it, it just happens not to be you.

    You may want to run that around your noodle a few times.
     
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  9. Len

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    I am receiving something without charge, therefore it's free.

    8)
     
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  10. UKDarkstar
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    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

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    See comments I made in this thread about Pitman Training - they may be able to offer a funding solution if it's a TP you're after rather than self study.
     
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  11. wagnerk
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    As you are between 16-18 you will not have to pay any fees (according to consessons at our local college).

    Do not get to hung up about level's of qualification when you're measuring different types, eg comparing academic to vocational to professional. The FEHQ and the NQF is an academic educational frameworks that vocational and professional certifications are, for the most part, mapped to.

    Professional certifications are more aimed towards job roles and responsibilities.

    Yes, they do. It's called iPRO, level 2 compasses the A+. It normally runs part-time over an academic year (some colleges may do it full time) and at the end you should get 2 awards (provided you pass the assignments and exams) one from Comptia and one from OCR.

    Yep, NVQ's are work based. The NVQ Level 4 in IT and telecoms would be aimed at operational management.

    -Ken
     
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  12. ericrollo

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    I did it completley for free at college, im studying the BTEC diploma in IT and i just went to the CompTIA acadamy and they said i can do it for free since im studying full time there.
     
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  13. MrNerdy

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    You may have got fee remission if it was your first Level 2 qualification.
    But not now.
     
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  14. neutralhills

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    Just wait until you land your first IT position and eyeball your pay stub. You'll be amazed at how many "free" things for others have been deducted from your pay packet.
     
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  15. Len

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    Tax, NI etc. I know :D
     
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  16. ericrollo

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    Go to a college which provides the A+ course and ask them if you can get it for free. Are you in your first or second year of the BTEC?
     
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  17. Len

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    I finished my BND 2 days ago.
     
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  18. ericrollo

    ericrollo Megabyte Poster

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    Oh well its to late then.
     
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  19. Len

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    I'm going to check with my college course information area as I have to go in this week for a Level 3 key skills mathematics exam anyways.
     
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