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Emma H, 06 Oct 2021

I think far too much time was spent at the beginning of the session with introductions and going through basic exam preparation e.g. what analysing and evaluation means. We only completed one Learning outcome before lunch so the afternoon session felt very rushed and we did not go into detail of the last learning outcomes. I think it was useful to look at the past questions but we were not guided to other resources on where to actually find the information and research to answer the questions fully, it was assumed that we would know all this from being HR practitioners which is not the case.

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Tuba G, 16 Mar 2021

The course relies on self education, making the payment for the course highly questionable. Outdated online content, no interactive course materials, such as video content or audio recordings and 'handbooks' that are riddled with notes and feedback from tutors, presumably as these are the works of previous students. Overall, I'm disappointed that I was left completely to my own devices.

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Kathryn C, 12 Jan 2021

I hadn't realised that there wasn't a taught element to the course. I knew it was online, self directed learning but I thought there may be a couple of taught sessions/videos to watch per learning outcome. It did come as quite a shock that all that was really provided was a recommended reading list and some links to articles/blogs to read. Similarly, only two of the selected learning outcomes had workbooks to guide learning. My advisor/coach was available when I needed a steer on which direction to take so please don't take the 1 star review as any reflection on him. I would have given the trainer category 0 as there wasn't a trainer.
Response : Thanks for your feedback on Coursecheck and we're sorry that your learning journey didn’t live up to your expectations on this occasion. The programme you chose is designed specifically for candidates who prefer to learn online at a fast pace but supported by our comprehensive VLE and 1:1s with an expert adviser. It is offered at a cheaper price than other delivery methods because it does not include any formal teaching sessions. Congratulations on achieving your qualification and best of luck with your future career.

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Amy S, 27 Oct 2020

The day was quite jumbled and the pace wasn't great. We took 3 hours to get through 11 slides and then a few minutes to get through the last 10 slides. I appreciate that the trainer had personal circumstances occurring and this may have affected her delivery. I felt that I did not learn much and it wasn't truly beneficial
Response : Hi Amy. Thank you for taking the time to comment on Coursecheck. We are sorry that this workshop did not meet our usual high standards. 7HRC is a very broad topic with a large amount of content to cover in one day so having to move from a more interactive face-to-face workshop to online delivery because of the current restrictions has proved challenging. In addition, a personal issue on the day meant our trainer had to take an urgent call which caused a short interruption. We will be carrying out a full review of the workshop and will pick up your particular points about the pace and delivery. In the meantime, if you have any questions about the topics covered during the workshop, Zita will be very happy to pick these up with you. As an experienced tutor with extensive subject knowledge, she will certainly take your feedback on board in preparation for the next workshop.

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Louis B, 23 Oct 2020

The delivery was not clear. The pace was not consistent. The material would have been sufficient alongside clear and informed delivery, but unfortunately the latter was missing. The leader of the session could have been more informed about certain issues and more prepared to answer questions.
Response : Hi Louis. Thank you for taking the time to comment on Coursecheck. We are sorry that this workshop did not meet our usual high standards. 7HRC is a very broad topic with a large amount of content to cover in one day so having to move from a more interactive face-to-face workshop to online delivery because of the current restrictions has proved challenging for this module. We will be carrying out a full review of the workshop and will pick up your particular points about the pace and delivery to ensure there will be plenty of time for questions. In the meantime, if you have any particular points that need clarifying, Zita will be very happy to pick these up with you. As an experienced tutor with extensive subject knowledge, she will certainly take your feedback on board in preparation for the next workshop.

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Zoe P, 25 Jun 2020

Raced through second half of session, felt questions that were asked were not answered, felt we were not told to the extent of detail we needed for our session plan

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Natali E, 11 Dec 2018

There were no course materials provided at all. There were no learning sessions on the VLE. Effectively I paid for someone to give me a subject around which I had to write and then they marked that work. I feel there should be more material as there is with other flexible providers especially with the amount paid! I do not feel that Watson Martin overly helped me gain my qualification. Whilst I appreciate level 7 is self study there were no boundaries or recommended reading.
Response : Thank you for your feedback on Coursecheck. I was surprised to read your comments about the VLE as it is a constantly evolving resource which the vast majority of our candidates find extremely useful. All of the level 7 modules are supported by a range of learning materials and most have associated workbooks. We also have lots of reading lists which I am sure your adviser would have discussed with you. However, we do take all feedback very seriously at Watson Martin and I have passed on your comments to our Head of Delivery. Congratulations on achieving your Advanced qualification.

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