Frequently Asked Questions
These are some simple answers to common questions we come across.
Are there any additional costs?
Nearly all course fees have remained unchanged since 2015 we have had to charge a new certification fee to recoup external certification fees. This is currently £24 (inc VAT).
Who will help guide my studying?
When you register, you will be allocated a personal tutor whose job is to mark your work and to provide academic support and guidance if required. He or she will be available for one-to-one support and to answer queries by phone or e-mail if you get stuck. All our tutors are experts in their fields and many also have teaching qualifications and experience.
Can I get a hard copy (posted) version of this course?
No problem. We have been supplying printed courses via post for more than a decade. Click here to contact us for details.
Can I pay in installments?
If you choose to pay in full for the e-version you can register and order online today using our secure online payment option above, but if you wish to spread the cost you can pay for each module as you complete them.
If I buy more than one course, do I get a discount?
Yes, ordering more than one course can lead to discounts, so click here to contact us for details.
Why are some of the courses so much cheaper than some of the competitors?
At Compass we do not believe in excessive profits, you pay an excellent price for an excellent service, no more, no less. Our primary aim is to educate our students in subjects relating to animal welfare not to pay ourselves inflated salaries. Additionally there are no accommodation costs to cover as all the courses are conducted in your own home.
When do the courses start?
There are no specific start dates as each student progresses at their own pace. You should be starting your studies within two weeks of payment.
Are there any exams?
No. Compass Education and Training, our assessments are based entirely on your coursework
How do the courses run?
We make every effort to get students started within one working day of registration, whether paying by the module or for the whole course you will only receive one module at a time. Each subsequent module that has been paid for will be sent with, or as soon as possible after, the module that is being returned with tutor feedback and marking.
How long do the courses take?
Every module is written to be completed comfortably in 4-6 weeks by most students. This means that a 6 module course should take between 6 and 9 months to complete. We allow a generous 6 months per module which is extendable on request but if we do not hear from you your record is archived and we may charge a re-registration fee in order to get started again.