We have just finished the first quarter of BTS offering face to face open R0 workshops, after the CII pulled out of this market. We had no idea if there would be an appetite out there for what BTS can offer.
How have BTS R0 workshops been received?
Well, you will not be surprised to hear that some R0 subjects have proved more popular than others; for example, we ran two R06 workshops for the April exam sitting – one in London the other in Manchester.
For the R06 workshops, we analysed the two exam case studies and came up with lots of practice questions and answers. Apparently BTS predictions were pretty much spot-on, with few unexpected questions.
Here is some R06 student feedback:
BTS also produced an R06 exam analysis for the first time ever, which could be purchased by anyone for the princely sum of £65. This was available from our website at www.bespoketrainingsolutions.com
We also ran an R01 workshop (4 passes so far from our attendees) and an R03 workshop (2 passes so far), with some students still to sit their exams. Everyone who attends a BTS workshops has fed back that it has been more than worthwhile.
What issues are we coming across?
The biggest issue we are finding is getting sufficient students signed-up to make the workshops viable.
BTS are committed to offering this support in 2018, especially to individuals who are not part of a large network, so may have little or no company support, but it would be a real shame if we had to stop this support due to a lack of take-up.
We have cancelled an R01 and an R03 workshop this last quarter as we just did not have enough students signed up to make them viable. It is a shame, as we feel we are letting people down who really need the valuable assistance we know we can give them.
What we are finding is that we can usually get 4 people signed-up, but we need 6 as a minimum to make a workshop financially viable.
BTS must cover the costs of both the venue and the trainer before we make any profit whatsoever. We are not aiming to be multi-millionaires (though that would be nice) but if we can’t make a small profit we can’t continue to offer this service.
How can you help BTS?
Please continue to spread the word to all and sundry. It would be such a shame if there was nothing like this available to support individuals studying for R0 qualifications.
What about PFS member support
We are finding this very a difficult nut to crack! As far as we can tell, only one region has put on any R0 support workshops so far this year. We would have thought that PFS regional chairs and managers would be welcoming us with open arms and letting their members know that these workshops are available, but ‘nope’ this is not the case…
Any help you can give us here will be much appreciated. Tell your local PFS office about us – we are more than happy to come along and do a presentation. What we want is for members to know there are options out there to help them achieve professional qualifications.
Lobby them to get in touch with BTS on our website or office number 01748 822777.
Thank you in advance for any help you can provide …