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“Heads up ”

Written on: 09/11/2017 by EricaHansen373 (1 review written)

Before embarking on a course with HFE make absolutely sure that you want to do the course with them. I would advise anyone considering this company to carry out thorough research into all suitable alternative training providers. DOUBLE CHECK terms and conditions, start dates/contract dates, cancellation fees etc. Ensure you completely understand how HFE conduct their business and ask yourself if your educational needs/goals will be met by this company. Ask to see the learning portal prior to… Read Full Review

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“Unimpressed ”

Written on: 23/09/2017 by Cristoferq302 (1 review written)

On the practical element of this course where you attend the lessons the instructors spend more time talking about love life and catching up infront of you than giving actual direction or teaching points. Lacked structure instruction sections when they were given...awkwardly so. I don't feel like this course is value for money, it felt at times like my time would be better spent else where. Was very frustrating… Read Full Review

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“First experience very good!”

Written on: 23/09/2017 by TonyLopez213 (1 review written)

I just enrolled with HFE by recommendation of a friend to do the ETM course. All went very quickly and very professionally. The lady who enrolled me was very nice and I'm looking forward to do my course with HFE. … Read Full Review

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“Disappointed”

Written on: 22/09/2017 by GretchenJenkins (1 review written)

When I signed up to HFE I was assured tutor contact and support through the duration. They assured flexibility and a system that worked around me. It was not the case. The tutor failed to upkeep the contact and was away for two weeks as I started the practical element of the course. This made it difficult to keep on top of home study. I encountered software issues and they took long periods before they addressed them sometimes without remedy. This poor communication made it difficult to keep… Read Full Review

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“So disappointed !!!”

Written on: 02/08/2017 by gjVaughan214 (1 review written)

I am so disappointed with everything ! The material class is poor, I had to buy more books to practice. My tutor was not efficient and she gave me wrong informations concerning the fees. I do have now to pay extra fees for no reason. The tutor for the weekends was not really nice nor available when needed. I will never take another course with HFE !… Read Full Review

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“Materials dissapointing.”

Written on: 17/07/2017 by Dudette.xxx (1 review written)

I have done 2 courses with HFE and currently doing my 3rd, the reason for this is because this provider is the only one close enough to me here in the south west, and better the devil you know right?! The first course i done with HFE was my Level 3 A&P and Pilates. Now before doing this course I completed my Level 2 here in Plymouth with YMCA. The materials YMCA provide you with are amazing; online tutorials, videos of demonstartions, MP3 of the learning, text books with lots of DIFFERENT mock… Read Full Review

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“Basic content with basic support”

Written on: 20/05/2017

Although I enjoyed the course, I think this was mainly because I enjoy the subject. I completed my yoga teacher training course with HFE in London recently. The text books are not very factual, more of an opinion. They do not reference any texts or support their claims in any way. There were also plenty of typos, even the trainers on the practical days disagreed with some of the content. I didn't hear from my tutor throughout the course. Whenever I emailed her I recieved an out of office saying… Read Full Review

Nikki1X's Comment

Written on: 27/06/2017

Did you receive your certificate. I have emailed about 4 times and still have not received mine. I completed at the end of April, they don't seem to want to know, said they would chase it up but still nothing. Why so long.

I didnt realise it wasn't recognised by the yoga alliance either

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Laura-Claire8's Comment

Written on: 07/08/2017

Hi both, I hope you don't mind me commenting. I'm currently trying to decide on a yoga teacher training course and am between this one and one that would be recognised by the yoga alliance. I'm finding it really hard to get my head around the differences and what that actually means?! Can you give me any advice? I'd be so grateful, thanks

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Laura-Claire8's Comment

Written on: 07/08/2017

Hi both, I hope you don't mind me commenting. I'm currently trying to decide on a yoga teacher training course and am between this one and one that would be recognised by the yoga alliance. I'm finding it really hard to get my head around the differences and what that actually means?! Can you give me any advice? I'd be so grateful, thanks

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Sarah_1's Comment

Written on: 07/08/2017

Hi!

If you are planning on running your own classes this course would probably be okay (depending on your current level of yoga practice and knowledge) But, in order to find a yoga teacher job at a studio or well known organization, they usually require your YTT /qualification to be yoga alliance recognized.

I am about to complete a second course through another organization that is yoga alliance recognized.

Hope this helps.

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“Efficient effective ”

Written on: 24/04/2017 by Shropshiremassage (1 review written)

Efficient effective and good value for money The option to pay over months was helpful The support staff have been amazing patient and supportive The teaching staff were knowledgable and encouraging Small bugbear is the learner site which I had problems nearly everytime I used it… Read Full Review

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“L3 GP Referral Review”

Written on: 13/04/2017 by gavinlees (1 review written)

Initial contact with HFE was great - I had a person to contact in registrations/reception who had no problem in me referring back to her if I got stuck. My tutor I asked for weekly contact just to touch base. Every Monday I had a phone call to see how I was doing and, for me, this ensured I worked at least an hour a day studying as I wanted someone to report back to. So - I have felt very involved with HFE from day one. Course work notes were complete and detailed. Venue for assessment was… Read Full Review

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“Exercise referral”

Written on: 26/02/2017 by NayeliBuckley289 (1 review written)

Interesting course , well supported and definately good value for money. ould welcome more local venues… Read Full Review

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“Think carefully ”

Written on: 24/02/2017

Course book excellent. Tutor was difficult to get hold of at times. Not quick replying to some mails although there is always some. Excuse why. My major issue was the exams and chosen locations. I'm a busy PT I booked and arranged all my clients around my exam venue and date. Then they informed me the date had changed! No reason simply changed. Then the venue for my exams changed to another location. Travel here was really difficult from colchester. Again lots of moving clients. In the exam… Read Full Review

Creatorsdilemma's Comment

Written on: 07/03/2017

Hi,

Thank you very much for your review and feedback. We sincerely apologise if you feel we have underserved you or not appropriately taken due consideration with any part of your training course.

With regards to the venue changes, this was unfortunately beyond our control and is a rare occurrence. We do our best to always inform students well ahead of time of such changes so they can make appropriate travel arrangements.

The resit fee is standard policy for all students and we believe it is a highly competitive price compared to industry standards.

If you are happy to do so, please do not hesitate to contact the HFE Head Office. Alternatively please feel free to email our operations team.

Kind regards,
HFE

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Deanopt's Comment

Written on: 09/03/2017

Thank you for yor reply. Although simply stating business practice and following set protocol may well be efficient it states very little for true compassion and understanding. I'm interested in your statement. That your charges for resist are competitive. Compared to whom I wonder... I can assure you and I know if several premier training companies that do not charge for the first Resit. If you are truly sorry I welcome your head office to contract me.

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Creatorsdilemma's Comment

Written on: 15/03/2017

Hi,

Would it be possible to email us with the subject line "FAO Rick" (our Operations Director) and we will be in touch with a detailed explanation of policies including why we have have a fee in place for re-sits. Hopefully we can get this all sorted.

Unfortunately we don't know your exact identity otherwise we would have already contacted you directly sooner.

Would that be okay?

Thanks,
Josh

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Written on: 17/03/2017

Hi,

Rick from HFE here. Thank you very much again for taking time out to speak with me this afternoon. I’m delighted to have had the opportunity to discuss your experiences and to reach a satisfactory conclusion.

If there is anything else I can support you with today, please do not hesitate to contact me. I’d be very happy to help.

Best regards

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“A GREAT LEVEL 4 BACK PAIN COURSE”

Written on: 20/02/2017 by Ramirez1 (1 review written)

I really liked the depth of knowledge of the teachers, and the relaxed and professional way that I was treated, I would certainly recommend HFE to any serious fitness professional… Read Full Review

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“This Pilates course is excellent, the best one to go for!”

Written on: 29/01/2017 by KateHaynes1957 (1 review written)

So far I am have been working hard for this DIPLOMA since September on the theory. The tutor support is excellent from Monday-Friday 9-5.30 there is always somebody there to speak to, they read their emails daily and respond, and a land line number to dial rather than expensive 08 numbers. The course is well constructed using online and three very informative easy to follow manuals with good diagrams/photos etc. In this highly technical world we do not want to damage our bodies sitting at a… Read Full Review

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“Level 3 Certificate in personal training”

Written on: 19/01/2017 by AndreaBlackburn (1 review written)

Fantastic training and support throughout. On-line learning was new to me, and I opened the website and felt quite daunted BUT I contacted my support tutor who went through everything step by step with me, explaining it all and getting me to try things out until I was comfortable with it. Learning materials - website and textbooks. Variety of teaching methods meant that there was something to meet everyone's learning need, whether you prefer reading the textbook or the interactive website… Read Full Review

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“Excellent training and tutor support!”

Written on: 13/01/2017 by Belinda.currie (1 review written)

I trained for my Level 3 Award in Nutrition in Physical activity. I chose to study from home with access to a tutor when needed. I found the reading material not only informative but very interesting and really enjoyed learning lots of new things. The course material provided over and above what was needed to pass the exam. I liked this as I wasn't studying to just pass an exam but to learn as much as I can for when I have to put my qualifications into practice. The tutor support was second to… Read Full Review

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“Yoga, Pilates, Pre-and Post Natal,Exercise Referral...”

Written on: 11/01/2017 by PhoenixJordan335 (1 review written)

Both these courses were very complementary as the awareness of people's state of health is always a concern for an exercise professional. The yoga course was well-organised with lovely tutors who were very friendly but firm. Practical classes were fun and assessments were carried out with lots of great tips. The exercise referral courses was lead by an experienced tutor who carried out excellent assessments and was very good at picking up on essential points needed for the gym and dance… Read Full Review

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“Great support ”

Written on: 25/12/2016

I have recently completed the Exercise Referral Level 3. The flexibility worked great for me as I am working full time in the industry. If you're motivated to work yourself at home then this is a great option. The support provided by HFE was very good. my contact always came back to me very quickly with any queries which I had and provided good feedback. The practical element of the course was delivered clearly and precisely. All in all I would recommend. Supportive team and cost… Read Full Review

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“A high quality course with friendly & knowledgeable...”

Written on: 08/12/2016 by YHaynes (1 review written)

Having recently passed the Health Referral Course at HFE I would definitely recommend it! My tutor has been incredibly supportive and encouraging throughout the course. I was very impressed with his knowledge and enthusiasm about the subject. My practical teacher also shared these qualities and really made the course enjoyable. The supporting course booklets are fantastic and will continue to be incredibly valuable to me. Overall my confidence and knowledge about the subject has grown… Read Full Review

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“Amazing ”

Written on: 02/12/2016 by Crosssd1946 (1 review written)

An excellent course , Instruction was fantastic I would definitely recommend HFE… Read Full Review

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“Excellent Level 3 GP Exercise Referral Course”

Written on: 22/11/2016 by Seymourclearly (1 review written)

I was initially interested in Older Adult courses as this is a growing market, but when I spoke to the staff at HFE they were very helpful in explaining the difference between this course and the Older Adult course; this was much more appropriate for me and the participants in my classes as it covered health conditions (13 of them) in detail. I would recommend the course to anyone who is interested in teaching the older demographic. I teach group exercise but find more and more people with… Read Full Review

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