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Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by ems, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. ems

    ems New Member

    am considering doing the book keeping/sage course with skillstrain - any opinions would be welcome. They guy that came to see me reckoned I could complete the course in 9 months - is this realistic? Is the course price of £2750 really a good deal? and are there any hidden costs? If one decides not to proceed how easy is it to pull out?
  2. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    What kind of course is this? A recognised cert?

    I know that I've mentioned this in several threads, but have you checked out your local tech/college first. Down in our area our local tech offers the:

    Accounting Technicians AAT Foundation NVQ 2 for £388 + £66 for award.

    Accounting Technicians AAT Intermediate NVQ 3 for £411 + £66 for award

    Bookkeeping OCR Level 1 for £157 + £42 for award

    Sage Line 50 for £228 + £42 award

    And various other courses along the same line. All the above courses run for 1 academic year, which is approx 9-10 months. Running either 1 day a week or running 1 or 2 evenings a week (3 hours an evening) depending on the course.

    In my opinion for just under £3k for a bookkeeping course is too much, for that price I would expect maybe at least a HNC/HND in Finance (but that's just me :biggrin ), but they may offer alot more perks than other places - I don't know. I can't and won't say anything for or against skillstrain as I have had no direct contact with them, so hopefully someone else will give you their own experience.

    Hope this helps

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