Paul is an excellent tutor and has a lovely teaching style. A little disappointing though that we only focused on the English coursework and didn't cover any of the Scottish material as part of the course. We should have been advised to book the English exams and not the Scottish ones as once booked they cannot be changed easily.
The information on Simply Academy does not state what you should take with you. Most importantly, it is not clear from Simply Academy that you must register as a separate item and book your exams. From how it is worded on the website it implies that this course is all you need, i miss understood this (as did a number of others on the course) to mean that the course was 4.5 days with the exam at the end. As such i will now have the second training week before i then take all three exams together.
Hi, Brendan knows his stuff. He pitched the course well for all abilities, and was a personable, human face to the subject. The course material is dry, and could do with revision. Make the material more interesting in its layout and it'll be remembered better. The visuals don't lead to better learning. For example: the headings and subtitles seem to look the same, so it's difficult to see, at first glance, exactly what you're looking at. There is no colour in the course material. More graphs, and images might help. It looks like it's been produced in Word and printed out. Some of the course material could do with clearer sentences/explanations, however a majority is very clear. Brendan is very personable, and obviously knows his stuff. He has taught the syllabus many times. Overall, I'd be happy to recommend this course to anyone starting out in financial services. Tricia Elliott