PEB revision courses
We offer a full set of Foundation Certificate (FC) and Final Diploma (FD) residential revision courses for the October 2017 PEB examinations. We are holding these courses in May, June, July and August because the PEB exams are in early October.
We have dates agreed with the tutors for the 2017 FC courses and will shortly also be finalising dates for the 2017 FD courses.
These courses are in Milton Keynes, at the Kents Hill Park Training Centre. This venue has modern training facilities as well as leisure features, including a swimming pool and gym for delegates to unwind before and after course sessions. Please remember that the 1.5 day, 1.8 day and 2 day courses all include the cost of accommodation and meals (lunch, dinner and breakfast) in the course fee. (If you do not want accommodation, dinner and breakfast, we will discount the course fee by £95+VAT).
Foundation Certificate Courses: 23 June – 8 July 2017
Our Foundation Certificate courses have a significant ‘imparting key information’ element. Attendees will be provided with pre-course guidance soon after registering. This includes a course outline and guidance on work and reading to do before the course, including (in some cases) past questions to attempt. At the course, you will receive material covering key parts of the syllabus and there will be presentations by the tutor(s), discussions, exercises and practice and feedback on past questions. The courses are held in July so to enable you to build upon the guidance and materials provided at the courses through further practice of past questions and filling in gaps in your knowledge.
Final Diploma Courses: 25 May, 22-23 and 29-30 June, 1, 10-15 and 18-21 July, 1-4, 15-18 and 21-23 August 2017
Our Final Diploma courses focus on strategies for tackling each paper and include significant practice of questions, with feedback from the tutor(s). Many of these courses include pre-course work that involves past questions you are asked to submit answers to the tutor(s) for feedback.
There are a good range of options for different length and format courses for each paper: information on each course is set out in its course outline. We also offer the chance to take courses for many of the papers early, in July, and the opportunity to take some courses in July and some in August, to enable you to spread out your revision workload.
As we recognise that many of those attending FD4 courses are sitting the exam for the first time, we have a 1 day Introduction to FD4 course on 25 May 2017. In this course, the tutors provide advice and set out a structured approach on how to tackle this difficult paper. There is then tutor feedback on a past paper attendees are asked to answer after the course. It is recommemded that students take this course in conjunction with one of the later 1.8 day FD4 courses in June, July and August 2017. We believe it will enable those attending the later courses to be better prepared and get much more out of these courses and their past paper practice.
For FD4 (P6) we also have:
- Alternative 1.8 day courses with three different sets of tutors. The Mercer/Collier courses include tutor feedback on a past paper you are asked to answer after the course. The Leppard/Richards course includes individual practice and tailored feedback on past papers attendees practice during the course.
- The 17/Q course, with Phil Barnes, has a higher course fee as it includes tutor marking and personalised feedback on three past papers: one you will be asked to attempt before the course, one during and one after. This will enable you and the tutor to gauge your progress and identify which areas you need to focus on during the remaining weeks before the exam.
- A 1-day re-sitter course on 1 July for those who are taking FD4 (P6) again: this course includes the chance to have your 2016 script reviewed by the tutor, with personalised guidance on ways to improve your score. This course includes tutor marking and feedback of two other past papers you will be asked to attempt – one before and one after the course. And it discusses common errors in approaching the exam and sets out a structured approach to maximise your chances of success in 2017. The course fee is reduced by £50+VAT for those who have attended a JDD FD4 or P6 course in earlier years.
For the Foundation Certificate and Final Diploma patent courses there are special discounts for bookings of 5 or more places/courses by a firm and substantial discounts on the cost of accommodation between courses, if you are attending consecutive courses. Details are in the course leaflet and on the Foundation Certificate and Final Diploma pages of this website.