PEB revision courses
We offer a full set of Foundation Certificate (FC) and Final Diploma (FD) residential revision courses for the October 2018 PEB examinations. We are holding these courses in May, June, July and August because the PEB exams are in early October.
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: 27 June – 7 July 2018
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 June-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: 24 May, 25 June – 13 July and 13-17 August 2018
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. The programme includes an extra FD3 course: 18/N, with Peter Gray, on 4-5 July.
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 24 May 2018. 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 recommended that students take this course in conjunction with one of the later 1.8 day FD4 courses in June, July and August 2018. 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 four different sets of tutors. The Mercer/Muir, Mercer/Collier and Mercer 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 18/R, 18/W and 18/Z courses, with Phil Barnes, have a higher course fee as they include 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.
- The alternative 1-day re-sitter courses on 29 June or 13 July are for those who are taking FD4 (P6) again: this course includes the chance to have your 2017 script reviewed by the tutor, with personalised guidance on ways to improve your score. This course includes tutor marking and feedback of two other 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 2018. 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.