Vicki Redsell | Paraplanner | November 2020

Vicki Redsell | Paraplanner | November 2020

By Carly Cousins | 30 April 2021

"Filled with everything you need from learning outcomes to a practice exam and tax tables. The study guides are full of helpful mnemonics, tips and tricks to get the content to stick! Written in simple, jargon-busting language, the guides are equally as useful to an absolute beginner or an experienced professional.
The guides are logically laid out, with graphics and examples to spell out the key areas to focus on. Rather than very dry and technical tomes, the BTS guides feel like they are written by humans who have years of experience in the industry; which helps you to place your learning in context and relate it to your everyday. Each chapter comes with a summary and end of chapter test to help you consolidate your knowledge and test out your powers of calculation. There are plenty of activities for you to test your understanding of a topic and the walkthrough examples give you a step-by-step analysis; as they say, practice makes perfect!
Working through the entire R0 exams using the BTS guides enables you to build up a sound knowledge base. The familiar writing style and delivery of content helps to build your confidence as your work through R01 – R06. Subject areas crop up across numerous exams in greater or lesser depth and the guides are a practical tool that not only help you learn the content, give you what you need to pass the exams, but more importantly apply your learning in your work. I am sure that I am a far more valuable member of staff in my firm having studied with BTS.

The training
Possibly the best element of the BTS offering, the revision sessions offered by BTS are second to none in exam preparation. Delivered by industry experts, the sessions are 100% focused on exam technique, drilling down on the course content that is most likely to come up, carries to most marks or giving you the heads-up when it comes to pitfalls to avoid!
The training sessions are split into manageable chunks, with flip chart after flip chart of common-sense walk-throughs and diagrams to make the content crystal clear. The approach taken by the trainers creates an environment where no question is a dumb question, so the sessions are the ideal vehicle to pin down your understanding of content that you just can’t get your head around. The revision sessions often include quick tests and plenty of handouts to get you ready to sit your exam with confidence, refining your knowledge and organising the content in your head to help prepare you to sit the exam ready for anything.
Taken either in conjunction with the BTS study guides, or on their own, the helpful mnemonics, tips and tricks stay with you in the exams and helps you to build your marks as the minutes tick by and you work through the question. After a revision session you will feel ready to not drop silly marks by misreading the question or falling into a trap, knowing that you will get left-field questions, not being thrown by the unexpected and to play the numbers game – forewarned is forearmed...
Having tried other revision sessions, I would wholeheartedly recommend the BTS revision sessions. Knowing that you have the team behind you as you log-in and enter your candidate exam details is a huge bonus.

The app – Study Buddy
I have used other exam practice tools and I would highly recommend using Study Buddy in preparation for your RO exams. I found the question style, language and timing very similar to the real thing, and the walkthrough answers with added exam tips, invaluable in consolidating knowledge and building confidence ahead of sitting the real thing. Saving your scores, helps you to track your progress and my practice exam scores were spot on with the real thing.
You have options for end of chapter tests, full exams and you can time yourself or not, so you can use the app at every stage of your study.
So my advice is download the app, get out your calculator and crack-on!"

Vicki Redsell | Paraplanner | November 2020