about to start technician level....

inq80
inq80 Registered Posts: 15 New contributor ๐Ÿธ
Hi,

Can anyone offer some advice? im about to start technician level and was wondering if anyone could recommend who to go with...

I've done the previous 2 levels with kaplan but i cant say ive been impressed with them and i few others here seem to have had bigger problems with them when it comes to the technician level: especially unit 10. So could anyone recommend an alternative? (im looking for distant learning options really)

thanks

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  • PGM
    PGM Registered Posts: 1,954 Beyond epic contributor ๐Ÿง™โ€โ™‚๏ธ
    I think its Eagle education, thats been mentioned by a few people?
  • jewels.p
    jewels.p Registered Posts: 1,774 Beyond epic contributor ๐Ÿง™โ€โ™‚๏ธ
    Premier Training are excellent. :001_smile:
  • inq80
    inq80 Registered Posts: 15 New contributor ๐Ÿธ
    Hi,

    thanks for the replys - are eagle training any good? ive never seen them mentioned before...
  • angharadmai
    angharadmai Registered Posts: 41 Regular contributor โญ
    Hi.

    I have used BPP with the intermediate and technician level. I found them very slow marking the skills tests in the intermediate level. However, when doing my unit 10 project, I got a much better service, with guidance all the way through it, sending e-mails back and forth and checking my work constatnly. Was very impressed. Am now intending on doing the unit 17 skills test soon so will see how they fare with that.

    Angharad
  • sama
    sama Registered Posts: 40 Regular contributor โญ
    About Eagle:

    I did my advance cert. with Premier Training. It was the cheapest and was quite good, but my tutor wasn't very supportive. I did get responses to emails saying "check your textbook". They never actually contacted me themselves either.

    Now I'm doing my diploma level with Eagle. It is about the same price as Premier, but I find it a lot better. First they have a "study buddy" with every course that helps by explaining the more difficult parts in detail or giving alternative ways to learn things. Second, the tutors (at least the one I have) are much more helpful. I get feedback on assignments within a few days with detailed explanations. From Premier I always had to wait 2 weeks for feedback and it was mostly just a printed model answer sheet.

    I haven't done unit 10 yet, so I cannot say anything about that.
  • meibaker
    meibaker Registered Posts: 481 Dedicated contributor ๐Ÿฆ‰
    sama wrote: ยป
    About Eagle:

    I did my advance cert. with Premier Training. It was the cheapest and was quite good, but my tutor wasn't very supportive. I did get responses to emails saying "check your textbook". They never actually contacted me themselves either.

    Now I'm doing my diploma level with Eagle. It is about the same price as Premier, but I find it a lot better. First they have a "study buddy" with every course that helps by explaining the more difficult parts in detail or giving alternative ways to learn things. Second, the tutors (at least the one I have) are much more helpful. I get feedback on assignments within a few days with detailed explanations. From Premier I always had to wait 2 weeks for feedback and it was mostly just a printed model answer sheet.

    I haven't done unit 10 yet, so I cannot say anything about that.

    complete agree with you on premier training, my tutor is not very supportive at all, normally i would get a very short reponses like, everything you need to know its in your context book, please check! now i've given up on contact him! i would just post question on here, and you normally get answers from fellow student very quickly!
  • Rinske
    Rinske Registered Posts: 2,453 Beyond epic contributor ๐Ÿง™โ€โ™‚๏ธ
    With Premier I think it strongly depends on what tutor you got. I had the same issue with my normal tutor, but my tutor for unit 10 was great. On the other hand Jewels has great experience with them.

    It took a while to get anything back from them, and when I had to do additional questions on a skilltest and I asked what I did wrong, I was told to go back to my book. Which left me with no clue what I actually did wrong.
  • jewels.p
    jewels.p Registered Posts: 1,774 Beyond epic contributor ๐Ÿง™โ€โ™‚๏ธ
    I am surprised to hear those negative comments about Premier. My tutor doesnt tell me to refer back to my books. He explains it in a way that I understand. I find it better for me to email him rather than phone as I can print off the answer I get and refer back to it.

    Probably people have different experiences with different learning providers but I as Rinske says have nothing negative to say about Premier.
  • steveJ
    steveJ Registered Posts: 694 Epic contributor ๐Ÿ˜
    Id have to agree with the pro Premier Training voters!

    I havent started my Technician stage yet, but so far i have completed Foundation and am half way through intermediate and i have to say that my tutor in particular as been great.

    He is available whenever i ring and explains to me in a way that i understand. He does return my work with a note on which section to work on... but if i still dont understand i always just give him a ring.

    Papers can take a little while to come back (average 1-2 weeks) but by then i just get on with the next bit of the section.

    I think ill take technician with premier as they are probably the cheapest that i have seen and for me the service as been great.

    GO PREMIER !!!
  • steveJ
    steveJ Registered Posts: 694 Epic contributor ๐Ÿ˜
    Rinske wrote: ยป
    It took a while to get anything back from them, and when I had to do additional questions on a skilltest and I asked what I did wrong, I was told to go back to my book. Which left me with no clue what I actually did wrong.

    It is definately what tutor you get...Regarding my professional Ethics skills test, my tutor (Mike) phoned me and asked additional questions. I passed them over the phone and he said that i had passed!
  • pirate
    pirate Registered Posts: 469 Dedicated contributor ๐Ÿฆ‰
    I do my units with Premier
    They have been brilliant, and really supportive
    I did have a tutor a first who I couldnt get hold of so asked to change to one I could and they swapped me and this one I can get hold of
    Assignments are marked quickly and if I have any questions they normally have other material to help explain it
    HTH
  • Marga
    Marga Registered Posts: 981 Epic contributor ๐Ÿ˜
    hmmmmm question about premier training when i go to their website there is an option to select which books you want, osborne, bpp, kaplan ...which ones should i take?
  • zara5034
    zara5034 Registered Posts: 170 Dedicated contributor ๐Ÿฆ‰
    I've heard that the Osborne Books are the best for most of the Units, but the Kaplan book is best for Unit 11, it was an AAT tutor that also works as an ACCA accountant that advised me of that.

    I've just bought the Unit 10 osborne book and it's brillaint.

    Zara
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