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Donnelly
I gotta tell ya, the free IT education from this academy is seriously top-notch. The way they teach and the info they share is like nothing else. I'm grateful for all the hard work they put in...Read on
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E. Roberts
The online classes I took were super helpful and interesting. I found it really easy to join in and log on, which made it nice to learn from my couch at home. Having the option to reschedule or cat...Read on
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Hoeger
Eh, so I took this online course, eh? It was pretty well-organized and the lessons were actually informative and helpful, you know? But then they go and update the app, and, what do you know, incre...Read on
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Willms
I can't afford to take any courses right now, but I'm still getting a lot out of this platform. I really wish there were more courses that are geared towards helping with careers, like li...Read on
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Khalid
The online course experience I had was really something special, eh? The info in each lesson was top-notch and so easy to wrap my head around. Even stuff I thought I knew like the back of my hand w...Read on

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    Free IT education

    I gotta tell ya, the free IT education from this academy is seriously top-notch. The way they teach and the info they share is like nothing else. I'm grateful for all the hard work they put in to give students such great learning resources.


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    Online classes

    The online classes I took were super helpful and interesting. I found it really easy to join in and log on, which made it nice to learn from my couch at home. Having the option to reschedule or catch up on missed classes was amazing, it let me learn at my own speed. I loved being able to learn something new without breaking the bank or feeling rushed for time.


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    Online course purchase

    Eh, so I took this online course, eh? It was pretty well-organized and the lessons were actually informative and helpful, you know? But then they go and update the app, and, what do you know, increase the fees! Now they're chargin' us even for just doin' the regular old assignments, eh? Like, before this update, you'd only get dinged for fees if you wanted extra stuff or to do an assessment early, you know what I'm sayin'?


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    Unaffordable course fees

    I can't afford to take any courses right now, but I'm still getting a lot out of this platform. I really wish there were more courses that are geared towards helping with careers, like library management and career counseling.


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    Online course experience

    The online course experience I had was really something special, eh? The info in each lesson was top-notch and so easy to wrap my head around. Even stuff I thought I knew like the back of my hand was explained in a whole new way, eh? The way the course was set up made it a breeze to follow and keep focused. And I gotta say, I loved being able to make up for missed lessons whenever it worked for me. All in all, I gotta give props to the courses for being high-quality and still budget-friendly, eh?


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    Online course experience

    I've only finished the first two classes of the online course and I have to say, I have some mixed feelings about it so far. On the bright side, the platform is pretty easy to use and get around, which is a good thing. But, I wasn't too impressed with the content of those first two classes. The instructor's style seemed like it was meant for a younger crowd, asking basic questions about the metric system and sounding a bit patronizing during those "paying attention check" moments. I did enjoy the part about fashion history though, the slides were really clear and packed with good info.


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    Online educational courses

    The online educational courses offered on this platform are super informative and really easy to get into. The login process is seamless, so you can easily access the classes. Plus, being able to learn from home is a huge bonus - you can reschedule or catch up on missed lessons whenever you need to. The option to study at your own pace is awesome, it takes off the pressure and lets you learn without feeling stressed. In general, the courses are well-organized and give you some really valuable knowledge.


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    Lifetime membership, photography diploma course

    I signed up for a lifetime membership a few years ago and recently ran into some issues logging in because of a site migration. The support team was super quick to respond and gave me clear instructions on how to migrate my account. The new site, now called "Upskillist", is way better with improved navigation and no more annoying pop-ups. I first found the site through a Groupon deal for their photography diploma class and was really impressed with the live classes and personal touch. I decided to go all in with a lifetime membership and have been happy with the new courses they continue to add over time. There was a bit of a snag with a promised Masters level course that never happened, but the support team quickly refunded me and addressed my concerns. All in all, it's been a good experience with Upskillist and I'm glad to see them always looking to improve and add more courses.


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    Quick access, downloadable material, multiple-choice assignments

    Having easy access to course materials and being able to download them whenever I want is super handy. I like that I don't have to rush to finish assignments by a certain deadline. But it's frustrating that I can't see my completed assignments or check my score afterward. Also, those annoying pop-ups trying to sell me more courses without letting me double-check the payment just bug me. It's unsettling not having control over that. Because of these issues, I can't give a perfect rating.


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    Diploma in Interior Design

    I've been taking courses for a while now, eh, and let me tell you, this interior design diploma is just amazing, eh! My teacher is awesome and I've learned a ton. I can't wait to get my certificate and start working, eh!


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    Cooking lesson

    Shaw Academy is a scam. They will tell you it's a free course but once you sign-up, they will call you and offer 1 year subscription for they say is a discounted price. Then after a year, when you thought your subscription is over, they will bill you automatically for another 1 year subscription, and even if you ask them to cancel and refund the amount, they will tell you that they don't do refunds because your subscription has already been renewed. They are the only company that doesn't have the authority to cancel their clients' subscription, wow, one-of-a-kind! They say they are not able to do refunds because they are not able to do it in their own computer system! Or is it because they just simply don't want to do it? Their courses are recorded very badly and boring that no one would be interested in attending. BIG SCAMMER!

    There is no selection for 0 star so checked on 1 for everything but they still got 2? And I checked on "NO" if i would buy again, but it showed Yes in the review, SO ODD!


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    It was supposed to be free

    Received multiple emails to try free of charge and receive one diploma free. Signed up for it they immediately took 130 bucks, so far my bank is returned my money twice but they keep on getting it back. Do not trust them


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    R399

    Shaw academy is definitely a scam, they talk about free course but then debit your account without disclosing it

    I listened to the first class or two and decided to cancel immediately, it was not a good fit. I canceled several times online but it wouldn't process the cancellation fully until I called. I tried calling five different times and each time it said they were closed even though it was during the middle of the day. Finally, I discovered that they were on UK time, which it doesn't say in the voicemail. All my other calls were still placed between 9 to 5 but I finally got through by calling at 8 in the morning. A human didn't even answer, it was an automated voicemail! And the voicemail said you have now canceled your membership. I don't understand why on earth they couldn't just send me to the cancellation voicemail all the other times I tried calling but they didn't.

    The worst part was that once I finally was able to cancel it, they still charged me two days later.
    When I tried to contact them about it, they don't even have an online helpdesk.

    This was a horrible experience. It feels like a scam. Shaw manipulated me and made it almost impossible to cancel. Then they charged me anyway.

    Im worrying be ause I just joined a free course 9 hours ago, but I immediately cancelled 3 hours ago. They already deducted 5 dollars in my account without my permission. Hopefully they won't deduct more or else I need to call my bank immediately.

    In August 2020, I was looking for an Interior design course and I came across Shaw Academy. Their offer was 1 Month of free access to the content, and I've decided to try it and see if the content matches my needs. The moment I registered, I was charged 50 euro!!! I contacted them immediately, but the response was that they CANNOT return my money, and instead they were giving me 6 months of access to the course. In addition, every module has separate materials which you have to pay extra. The 6-month period is finished, but I did not see all the videos since they have not been all uploaded.
    Now, a little note on the actual content of the course. I did not want to waste more money on this platform so I did not buy any course materials. The videos are giving general information. They made 4 videos on basic drawing with Autocad and Sketchup, which has nothing to do with an Interior Design Course.


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    Trial Course and Bank issues (OTP) hELP

    HELP!!!!

    I was registering my account for their "FREE TRIAL", I entered my account details and it redirected me to a tab where I should put my OTP sent to my phone number, but I didn't enter the OTP and leave the page because I was scared for moment.
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    Question is: Will they still deduct fees even I didn't get to enter my otp upon registering? Does it still count? Or is my registration confirmed? I'm scared that they might still deduct fees.
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    Hoping for a help and response. Big thanks!


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    Advertised Free Online Class

    The information provided by this service was all legible and easy to understand and at first I had a lovely experience with it, but when I tried to quit due to time constraints I ran into a couple issues. I was told that it would be a completely free service and I wouldn't be charged, then I recieved a certification charge for $279, and when I confronted customer service about it they claimed that I consented to this charge, which I didn't. Their advertisement claiming that the service was free was false, and they did agree to delete my personal information, but even as I said that I didn't want to use the platform anymore they refused to listen and insisted that I continue to recieve free services for the next five years, which I didn't want. It's a scam. Don't waste your money

    This is a scam. They let you pay after you cancel the trial.


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    Membership

    Don’t ever give your credit card to this scam company, it wasted so much of my time just to deal with it. They kept withdrawing money from your credit time to time, I had ready made 2 phone calls to cancel (the only way you could cancel the membership was to call them) but after a few months, you would see your money got stolen again from this company, I even wrote email to request for a refund but they will never do.


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    $220 package (not buy)

    It is a scram. It stole me $220. I did not even know my subscription. Please dont sign up


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    Marketing

    Negative There have got a lot of hidden charges and obviously scammers please don’t trust them

    I have sent so many emails asking cancle and refund,
    as soon as I realized they charged me, but Shaw Academy has not answered yet. Shaw Academy is just waiting for victims to give up. I found regulations all customers have 14 days to ask cancel and refund of digital service. Although I have a right, it doesn't matter for them. They are just ignoring and giving no answer.


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    Shaw academy

    MUST READ!!!
    DON NOT USE!!!!
    THEY CANT NOT BE TRUSTED!!!!
    DON’T MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE!!!
    HERES WHY:
    So I had my membership extended till the 18th Oct and afterwards it would then get cancelled and by that point I had finished all of the lessons as well as complete all of the exams and when I questioned where was my hard copy I was told I didn’t finished the course and therefore would not get a hard copy of the diploma unless I paid more money!!!! (Money grabbers) ???? By this point I have had another £100 taken out of my bank account even though I was previously been told by a member of their colleagues that it would get cancelled. I had put in so much of my time and effort into this course only to find out that I won’t receive my hard copy of the diploma which is rightfully mine due to some FAULT IN THE STYTEM!!! And not only did they rob money off a young 19 year old girl (£300+) they robbed her from her dreams and future and for that they should feel ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES!!!! So what I suggest to them was I either get sent my hard copy of my diploma immediately (which is rightfully mine) or they return my full amount of money they robbed from me!!! However, their customer advice team have been completely useless toward the situation when all I want is for the issue to be solved ASAP as you can imagine I am very unhappy ????all I would like this mess to be sorted. And as I have made them aware I will take this issue even further if I have too!!!


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    50£

    They say everything its for free after a month they take away from your account 50 £ without letting you know


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