I thought a substantial amount was repeated from level one and I did not feel the need to spend so much time repeating the same thing. It would have been far more useful to spend time on the new stuff. It's expensive to take the course and I felt at least two of the days I didn't need. Paul is an excellent trainer. I think it's simply academy that need to review the content. I also don't think you should be able to take 2 & 3 before 1 because it slows progress for those like myself that had already done cemap 1
There were times when the topics discussed were not relevant to mortgages and more relevant to providing financial advice. Often it was required that we would just accept things were as they were instead of having an explanation. There were also times when questions outside of strict course content would not be discussed. Sometimes it can be helpful for candidates to obtain that broader understanding in order to grasp the concept at hand. At times the jokes were inappropriate.
Having already sat the CeMAP 2&3 course with Alan downing I was very disappointed with this one. I am not at all confident that I will pass the exam. I felt that David did not have control of the students & often struggled to keep the discussion to the level of the course & the course content. He was not as informative as Alan Downing on how to sit exams & the exam technique itself. Having already sat the course for CeMAP 2&3 some of the content was the same & David failed to point out key points that come up in questions time & time again. At the start of the week myself & other students struggled massively to keep up with him because he flitted from subject to subject without warning & we would be mixing up information as he wasn't clear what he was talking about, he also mis understood students questions the majority of the time so a simple question took a lot longer to answer. He also flitted back & forward through the pages of the book with no warning so we couldn't even find the relevant subject. Although he got better on Wednesday & Thursday I already felt behind & feel that most of my learning has been done in my own study time & if I do manage to pass CeMAP 1 it will be due to my own hard work & information carried forward from Alan's course.