Free online courses (usually £395) for limited time only @ Shaw Academy
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Free online courses (usually £395) for limited time only @ Shaw Academy

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Found 29th Apr 2016
A friend of mine sent me this link, I cannot comment on the quality of the courses as I've never done one with these guys. However, I think it's definitely worth a punt seeing as it's free.

If the link is not working follow this: shawacademy.com/lea…=en

List of free courses:
- Digital Marketing
- Financial Trading
- Photography
- Personal Nutrition
- Social Media Marketing
- Web Development
- Graphic Design
- Sports Nutrition
- Mobile App Development
- Diet & Weight Loss
- Lightroom
- Photoshop
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2 pounds each. Still good
Loads of free uni courses as part of the future learn programme and these are taught by real universities.
kingboom4

Follow this link: … Follow this link: http://www.shawacademy.com/learning/?product=goodeed&lang=en



Thanks
Bit tricky. Same courses for free or for 2 pounds. Hmm hmmmm
Looks like it's only ONE course per person/account.
Click on the link in #1, it says you can have 1 FREE COURSE. Pick the course that you want and it's FREE!
I just enrolled onto two courses with same details
dazzlingstar

I just enrolled onto two courses with same details


I can't do second one. It doesn't take details. It says that I'm already registered for a course
dazzlingstar

I just enrolled onto two courses with same details



I did the same! One in financial trading (eek?!!) which I know sweet FA about!!
lucyferror

I can't do second one. It doesn't take details. It says that I'm already … I can't do second one. It doesn't take details. It says that I'm already registered for a course



Ctrl + Shift + N -> copy and paste the URL -> select another course -> register with another email address
dazzlingstar

I just enrolled onto two courses with same details


"It seems that you have already registered to one of our free courses.

Any questions please contact support@shawacademy.com"
lucyferror

"It seems that you have already registered to one of our free courses.Any … "It seems that you have already registered to one of our free courses.Any questions please contact support@shawacademy.com"


You would need to enter another email address to register for another course.
kingboom4

You would need to enter another email address to register for another … You would need to enter another email address to register for another course.


Looks like they have only 2 dates to choose from. Hmm
lucyferror

"It seems that you have already registered to one of our free courses.Any … "It seems that you have already registered to one of our free courses.Any questions please contact support@shawacademy.com"



I done financial trading and diet course with no problems with same email and phone number, I have got a confirmation email for both
lucyferror

Looks like they have only 2 dates to choose from. Hmm


Yeah unfortunately only two starting dates available and that's only for selected courses, most of them are starting on the 2nd of May.
dazzlingstar

I done financial trading and diet course with no problems with same email … I done financial trading and diet course with no problems with same email and phone number, I have got a confirmation email for both


Hmm I don't know how it works. I need two courses because they are both related to same topic and will both fill missing gaps in each other. It's all sorted now somehow
fantastic find! signed up to two in concurrent months. Apparently is a NVQ Lvl 4 the equivalent to a HND/HNC and you can get the hard copy of the cert if you pay £15 after the final exam!
Stunning deal for those who want to get qualified for high paying jobs
All these course are equivalent of level 4?
Can't find any free, all £2 or more
Just read this bit of information I found:

You may receive a certificate of achievement - this isn't a nationally recognised qualification - you will not find the qualification on the Ofqual register. Those types of courses will not make you 'qualified' to work in a certain role.

They are mainly useful for people who want to learn something new without committing to a more substantial programme of study - and those types of courses are good for that because they're generally designed to be studied at home, in your own time, without deadlines.

If you're wanting a regulated qualification, you need to look for those which say QCF or NVQ in the title (or that are Alevels or GCSEs depending on what you are looking for).

Don't assume that because a provider has put 'diploma' in the title, that it is a qualification.

If the description says you'll receive a 'certificate of achievement' or an 'award certificate of achievement', it's not going to be a qualification.

If you're unsure, ask the provider for the qualification number and then search for it here: register.ofqual.gov.uk

JUST REGARD THIS AS A COURSE THAT WILL GIVE YOU SOME INSIGHT AND KNOWLEGE ABOUT THE SPECIFIC FIELD
Edited by: "xdaminis" 30th Apr 2016
This does seem to be an ongoing, stretched out 24 hour offer as it was also posted a week ago hotukdeals.com/fre…077 The time left never seems to expire, which is a good thing. I am signed up to start the fitness nutrition course on the 1st of May.
Ah right, so as these aren't genuine, registered "qualifications" then I guess you can't get a nus extra card once you start?
woldranger

Ah right, so as these aren't genuine, registered "qualifications" then I … Ah right, so as these aren't genuine, registered "qualifications" then I guess you can't get a nus extra card once you start?



Apparently you can.
woldranger

Ah right, so as these aren't genuine, registered "qualifications" then I … Ah right, so as these aren't genuine, registered "qualifications" then I guess you can't get a nus extra card once you start?



Where have you been?

The NUS is currently haemorrhaging "real" students due to their ultra-left stance. Nowadays, ANYONE can get an NUS card just by choosing a University & course at random and paying the NUS card fee.

The NUS doesn't check applications at all any more, and even accepts cr.@ppy courses like this for an NUS card.

Welcome to today's capitalist student society. Just with an ultra left-wing perspective
As per some of the other comments, their "Certified" and "Diploma in" courses don't result in genuine certifications & diplomas and their counts of "Graduates" implies a level of attainment way beyond the content on offer.

The courses may be good, regardless, but just be wary of the glossy cover.
cb-uk

Where have you been?The NUS is currently haemorrhaging "real" students … Where have you been?The NUS is currently haemorrhaging "real" students due to their ultra-left stance. Nowadays, ANYONE can get an NUS card just by choosing a University & course at random and paying the NUS card fee.The NUS doesn't check applications at all any more, and even accepts cr.@ppy courses like this for an NUS card.Welcome to today's capitalist student society. Just with an ultra left-wing perspective



​Wow, thanks for that.

How about someone reply but with answers and facts please? I've got an NUS extra card through a paid online course I found through this site, but i thought it might be helpful for other hotukdeal members of they could get one through this.
woldranger

​Wow, thanks for that. How about someone reply but with answers and f … ​Wow, thanks for that. How about someone reply but with answers and facts please? I've got an NUS extra card through a paid online course I found through this site, but i thought it might be helpful for other hotukdeal members of they could get one through this.



I'm not knocking your post at all, woldranger.

As you wanted facts:

1. Taking a Shaw Academy course is a legitimate way to get an NUS card
2. Shaw Academy has been continuously offering totally FREE courses ever since they started (i.e. the "expires in 24 hours" bit is false scarcity and a complete joke.)
3. Most of Shaw's traffic comes from discount sites (like Groupon) where they sell the same courses they give away for as little as a couple of quid
4. None of Shaw's courses are formally accredited qualifications i.e. Shaw creates a course and then provides its own "Diploma", which doesn't actually prove anything at all (it's no different to me giving you a Diploma in advanced neuroscience - it means jack didley)
5. Having said that, Shaw's courses are generally very well put together and a great introduction to a subject. So, you probably will learn useful stuff - just don't think the "Diploma" will look great on your CV (because if anyone does a Google search on Shaw, it may harm you rather than help you)
6. Shaw makes its money by trying to get people to buy a £300 subscription to all its courses. It also makes a huge amount of cash by charging £15+ for a printed (worthless) Diploma (yes, they are selling a pretty piece of worthless paper for £15 - gotta admire that, lol)
7.If you get an NUS card, you can genuinely save a small fortune in discounts and offers etc.

HTH
It's not exactly clear when you sign up that if you cannot make the live classes, a recording is available. I hesitated signing up because I can't commit to being free at those times but a recording is great.
Lucifer_UK

fantastic find! signed up to two in concurrent months. Apparently is a … fantastic find! signed up to two in concurrent months. Apparently is a NVQ Lvl 4 the equivalent to a HND/HNC and you can get the hard copy of the cert if you pay £15 after the final exam!



I'd be very surprised as it does not say an officially recognised awarding body....CPD are not one....most certificates are not worth the paper they are printed on.....company base their qualifications on the type of internal CPD courses run by employers within companies to keep IIP status
magnusmagnus

All these course are equivalent of level 4?



Not even equivalent to level one as they are not a recognised qualification
Can you get UNIDAYS card or account with these courses?
Stendhal

It's not exactly clear when you sign up that if you cannot make the live … It's not exactly clear when you sign up that if you cannot make the live classes, a recording is available. I hesitated signing up because I can't commit to being free at those times but a recording is great.


This is very true, if someone could let me know if recordings are available that would be great.
cb-uk

Where have you been?The NUS is currently haemorrhaging "real" students … Where have you been?The NUS is currently haemorrhaging "real" students due to their ultra-left stance. Nowadays, ANYONE can get an NUS card just by choosing a University & course at random and paying the NUS card fee.The NUS doesn't check applications at all any more, and even accepts cr.@ppy courses like this for an NUS card.Welcome to today's capitalist student society. Just with an ultra left-wing perspective



None of this is true.
so would the account be avalible a year from now or would it expire and has a time limit for the videos and classes?
Course Deadline - Monday July 4th like what dose this mean?
ck12111

This is very true, if someone could let me know if recordings are … This is very true, if someone could let me know if recordings are available that would be great.



Hi, sorry I just realised my comment isn't very clear! What I meant to say is - recordings are available! It would have been nice if that is clear before you sign up, but it only tells you once you've signed up. So, in short, yes, recordings are available!
I enrolled on the photography course and have now finnished it.
I found the course was more for people with a Cannon Box camera. They went all around how each button worked. Moved on to light and darkness. Depth of photos taken.
I have a little pocket camera which I spent a long time choosing and love dearly. They kept on about a more £ Cannon. Bit dissapointed.
When it got to the last weeks they started to promote the paid lessons so I stopped tuning in to the free photography lessons.
Paid £0
Lucifer_UK

fantastic find! signed up to two in concurrent months. Apparently is a … fantastic find! signed up to two in concurrent months. Apparently is a NVQ Lvl 4 the equivalent to a HND/HNC and you can get the hard copy of the cert if you pay £15 after the final exam!



except it isn't these aren't even recognised qualifications for these snake oil courses.

These daft courses won't teach you anything , google/youtube couldn't.

They are introductory courses , which your local council/college run for free
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