R06 Learner Journeys

Nick's R06 experience

"My R06 journey began with ordering the BTS study guide in place of the CII study text.

I first started to do this at R03 after being introduced to BTS after chatting to someone in the Bristol exam centre whilst I was waiting to take R05. They showed me their study guide from BTS and it looked a lot more engaging with practice questions/activities, visual representations of information plus worked through examples.

The first thing that struck me about R06 is how different the required technique was from the other R0 multiple-choice exams. The first few activities I tried in the R06 study text I didn’t go well! I was way off the mark in terms of the style of answer that the examiner would be looking for.

Being a technically minded person, it did take me a long time to get to grips with R06 to be honest. A few people I spoke to told me R06 was easy but don’t be fooled by this, especially if you are more ‘techie’ like me. When it got closer to exam time I really 'ummed' and 'ahhed' about booking a revision workshop. I had passed all of my other R0s first time self-studying and without one and so I was sceptical, especially as I was paying for all my own studies! But… I am so glad I did.

The workshop was very interactive, you didn’t just get talked at. We practiced all of the different question styles on questions that were likely to come up in the exam and then reviewed answers with rationale. After the workshop, we received a full pack of all the questions that were likely to come up for each case study along with suggested answers plus some nice graphical crib sheets summarising useful info. Luiza also continued to make herself available right up to the exam to answer questions.
I would definitely recommended BTS materials for your R0 studies."
Nick Coles
Financial Adviser