It's been a busy 2 weeks here at MediPro, We've had Diver Medic Technician refreshers & Trauma Emergency Response For Firefighters courses running as well as our previously mentioned #NEAS support. We are also taking lots of bookings for 2018! #TERF #DMT #MediProUK
Just a word of warning out there for anyone beginning a training course where a placement is an essential part of the learning outcomes.
We have been recently contacted by several students that have completed ambulance courses with providers who have failed to provide the essential placement for them. Before you book a course (and pay your money) ensure that you have written confirmation of where your placement is going to be, and how you contact that placement provider. Also ask for what you are expected to learn whilst you are on placement, to make sure that it is possible to meet these learning outcomes on the placement offered to you.
Once you have paid a training provider to provide a course for you, no other organisation, training provider or the awarding organisation of the qualification is under any obligation to assist you in gaining a placement. You risk being left unable to complete your qualification and having lost all your money.
Before you commit to a course, ask for the details of the placement provider, and contact the placement provider yourself to ensure it is genuine. Also, consider the stability of the company you are booking with, how long have they traded for? Do they have an actual training premises? Are the website pictures their own, or are they ‘stock’ photos? Look at their trading history on ‘companies house’ website, does the company director/owner have a history of closing companies and starting new ones under different names? None of these are necessarily bad on their own, but it may make you exercise caution in your purchase. Student testimonials whilst of some use, are not a very good indicator of quality, as they can easily be faked, and the person recommending the company to you may be personally involved with the owners of the company or have some other vested interest.
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It's been a busy 2 weeks here at MediPro, We've had Diver Medic Technician refreshers & Trauma Emergency Response For Firefighters courses running as well as our previously mentioned #NEAS support. We are also taking lots of bookings for 2018! #TERF#DMT#MediProUKpic.twitter.com/eE6Nnb4TcP