Studying with BTS gives you the choice of:
Sam first came to BTS after grappling with the examining body’s study materials. He successfully achieved his diploma, self-funding his studies along side full-time work.
Sam Phillips, Business Development Consultant CN Goodall GmbH IFA
“When I started studying for RO1 I assumed that the CII guide was going to be the best / most helpful resource for the exam, as it’s their exam, therefore their material would be the best to use surely. Nope!! I passed RO1 first time but despite studying the CII workbook extensively I felt as though I hadn’t seen a lot of the material the exam was asking about before. I then did the same for R04, I invested countless hours reading & working through the CII study guide and revision mate questions, to the point where I was extremely confident I’d pass the exam, only to once again feel as though I hadn’t seen any of the material before that the exam was actually asking questions about. I failed the exam this time.”
BTS says: It is not uncommon for learners to find BTS having first struggled with other study materials.
“I had been recommended BTS by a LinkedIn connection a couple of months earlier. So I reached out to Luiza on LinkedIn. I then bought the BTS RO4 guide, and both sets of questions for RO4 on their RO Study Buddy App. Two weeks later I passed R04 with 82% using only BTS material in that time, and paying the CII solely for an exam sitting. I then passed RO2, RO3 and R05 within four weeks of each other using only the BTS study guides and the BTS study buddy App. All with very respectable scores around.”
“I didn’t bother paying for any further CII materials after I’d done R04 with BTS. I then used the BTS case study analysis when revising for RO6 in October and it was extremely helpful, some of the practice questions were very similar to what came up in the exam and I wouldn’t have passed first time without it. If I hadn’t used BTS materials it would have either taken me two to three years (rather than the nine months it did take me) to get my level 4, or more likely, I’d have given up completely! I cannot recommend using BTS enough whilst studying for your CII Level 4. It is an absolute must in my opinion!”
BTS says: You absolutely do not have to purchase the examining body’s study materials when you book your exam. You can book the exam ‘stand-alone’ and then use BTS study materials to prepare for your exam.
E.g. via a full-time Academy Trainee Programme
E.g. studying with smaller firm, alongside your day job
E.g. via an Academy requiring an R01 pass before acceptance on the provider’s programme
"I've now completed R01, 2, 3, 4 & 5 with BTS and passed first time on all of them and on some getting 100%. The help they have given me both personally and professionally along my journey has been second to none. If ever I had a question outside of training it was promptly answered.
I used the study text, online training days and also the R0 Study Buddy app.
Going into the exam I can confidently say I couldn't have been any more prepared to the extent I actually brought forward my exam!"
Our guides provide a clear, visual way to study for regulated exams.
They help you develop the base knowledge and understanding required for an exam pass.
There is no need to purchase the examining body R0 study text, our BTS guides are a complete replacement.
BTS offer face to face and remote workshops, and 1:1 training.
Our training ensures candidates fully understand the concepts that lie behind each of the key learning outcomes.
BTS training can also help identify key syllabus areas that are more popular with the R0 examiner.
BTS e-learning is ideal for people who learn best using visual, online and interactive tools.
It allows you to work through your R0 studies at your own pace, with the BTS team behind you all the way.
BTS e-learning can again show you the key syllabus areas that are more popular with the R0 examiner.
The BTS R0 Study Buddy app replicates the CII exam standard as closely as possible.
Practise exam questions on your mobile device with fully explained answers.
The app allows you to complete full specimen exams and/or concentrate on a key learning outcome.