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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by Carryl, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. Carryl

    Carryl New Member

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    Hi to everyone. I'm thinking of a career change into web design as my teaching career stalled last year. I started making websites as a hobby years ago, but my knowledge stops at a basic level so I've just bought what I hope are some decent books on various languages and software so I can learn things my own way. Maybe I'll try doing a certification via the self-study route too, but I'd like to actually see a job advert asking for one first, especially the CIW as I'm not convinced it's even recognised in the UK.

    I've just started an A+ course at a college in London as I thought I might have greater success finding a first job in support, but having started it, am no longer so sure. I've looked into some distance-learning CIW, ACE and MCTS courses, ending in some confusion as to what is and isn't recognised, wanted at all or worth spending any money trying to achieve. I found this forum while researching SkillsTrain and boy, am I glad I did. Very interesting and not at all good. I've been in touch with a few other training providers who charge a similar amount for their services. One can apparently guarantee a job at the end and another said I'd find it difficult to find a job without them. That may be true, but honestly, £5000... just how good can these people be :blink
     
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  2. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    Glad to see we're of help Carryl. :)

    Stick around, we're a nice bunch of people.

    Oh.. and hello, and welcome to the forums! (Where are my manners, eh?) :)
     
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  3. natkay2603

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    Hi and welcome.

    I would not recommend skillstrain, computeach etc as they are very over priced.

    This forum is excellent and a great place for help and advice (or just pointless chatter).:biggrin
     
  4. Johnd76

    Johnd76 Megabyte Poster

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    Hi and welcome to CF, hope your stay here is a pleasant one :)
     
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  5. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    Hi Welcome :)

    Don't go with a training provider, all they do is give you some books which you can get yourself and they charge you a lot for it.
     
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  6. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Hi & welcome to CF:D

    NB
     
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  7. BosonMichael
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    Welcome. I agree with the others; that's an awful lot to pay for courses. I'd recommend self-study methods.
     
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  8. Dullage

    Dullage Byte Poster

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    Hello and Welcome :D Good advice above :thumbleft
     
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  9. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Hi there and welcome :D
     
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