NOT Level 5 Equivalent Education Courses
I didn't want to believe it. All these negative reviews. I thought perhaps they are just people that are grumbling because they didn't do as well as they thought they should have or whatever - that's not to discredit their claims, but more my utter stupidity that this company was a legitimate set up that truly offered education courses at the same standard of courses on the UK/EU qualification framework. Well, I feel like a fool! I have fully gone got GOT!!!
I signed up for the 4 weeks free trial, I thought "why not study whilst I'm at home and I have a little more time on my hands". Well, I completed the first module in 4 days. It was basic, to say the least. Not only that but despite 'free trial' you have to pay for study materials they call 'tool kits', I thought "well, they have to make their money somehow". Then you complete the module, you have to pass the final exam to reach the next module but you have to buy an e-certificate to do so. The information was basic but it was the foundation stuff, surely it's going to get harder, right?
Wrong! After some calculations, I figured out I'd actually be better off just paying for a subscription as they offer all the 'tool kits' and 'all certificates' (note the word 'all certificates' not 'e-certificates', but 'all certificates'). However, I would be forced to 'raise a ticket' requesting access to the very product I had, in fact, paid a full subscription for. The course continues, the content is horrendous! I have not learned anything new at all from watching the recorded lessons (that bit is quite important too) after each module you are to complete an assignment, well this assignment is nothing more than a pop quiz.
Four weeks have now past and I have apparently completed a FULL advanced diploma that is the equivalent to level 5 on the UK/EU qualification framework - and guest what, I have to pay for the hard copy certificate for my diploma despite having a full 'subscription' but I must hurry because it's on special offer for only two more days but that has been extended twice now.
Now I know you are wondering, "yes, but what course did you actually sign up for?". I signed up for the EQF Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design. Yet not once, not ever, have I in any way shape or form (pun intended) had to submit any work to be critiqued not have I ever even spoken to 'Course Tutor'.
Sarcasm and passive-aggressive writing over - this company is a joke! DO NOT GET SUCKED IN! I've raised a complaint with PayPal (I'm so thankful I paid through them!) Unfortunately, I've [somewhat]wasted 4 weeks of my time but at least I can provide a full depth and honest review. Please do your research into the company and do not sign up for any of their course because they not what they claim to be.
Much love x
(Not for you Shaw Academy, you are BAD people!)