PEB revision courses
We offer a full set of Foundation Certificate (FC) and Final Diploma (FD) residential and remote (Zoom or MS Teams-based) revision courses for the October 2021 PEB examinations. We are holding these courses in May, June, July and August because the PEB exams are in mid October.
The in person residential 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. Covid-19 social distancing and cleansing protocols will be in place if it is possible to hold the planned in person courses in July and August. Please remember that the 1.5 day, 1.8 day and 2 day in person 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). Many of our summer 2021 courses will be held virtually (using Zoom or MS Teams) because of Covid-19 and fees for these courses have been reduced to adjust for the costs of accommodation and meals that will not be needed.
Foundation Certificate Courses: 25 June – 10 July 2021
Our Foundation Certificate courses have a significant ‘imparting key information’ element. Attendees will be provided with pre-course guidance soon after registering. This includes guidance on work and reading to do before the course, including (in some cases) past questions to attempt. During 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. Some of the courses will be held virtually (using Zoom or MS Teams) because of Covid-19, but we hope to hold FC1 and FC2 in person in Milton Keynes – Covid-19 permitting.
Final Diploma Courses: 27 May, 28 June – 30 July and 9-27 August 2021
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-or post-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 June-July, and the opportunity to take some courses 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 Zoom-based Introduction to FD4 course on 27 May 2021. In this course, the tutor will 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. 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/Rooney and Allsop/Boxall 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 Mercer/Rooney courses are Zoom-based (because of Covid-19), but we hope to be able to run the Leppard/Richards and Allsop/Boxall courses as in person in Milton Keynes.
- The alternative 1-day Zoom-based re-sitter courses on 2 July or 16 July are for those who are taking FD4 (P6) again: this course includes the chance to have your 2020 script reviewed by the tutor, with personalised guidance on ways to improve your score. This course includes tutor review and feedback on a paper you will be asked to attempt 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 2021. 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 in person courses. Details are in the course leaflet and on the Foundation Certificate and Final Diploma pages of this website.