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SimonMac
23rd April 2013, 17:47
Don't want to detract from the threads in Accountancy/Legal as to if they are claimable, this is more has anyone got any experience on short notice courses and getting a discount? As the book price of most are about £2500.

Has anyone managed to ring up the Friday before course starts to try and get a discount?

AtW
23rd April 2013, 18:15
If you call on such short notice for training then it's more likely that you are desperate to get in.

SimonMac
23rd April 2013, 18:20
If you call on such short notice for training then it's more likely that you are desperate to get in.

I was thinking more they are likely not to want to have empty seats on a course

northernladuk
23rd April 2013, 18:50
Every time I have tried this to get some of the further ITIL courses a while ago they were indeed nearly half price but all 4 (from memory) never happened as they never got enough people to sign up. The basic intro ones were full but the advanced ones tend to be block booked by a company so the scheduled ones never happened. Didn't need to ring up though, the price was reduced on the websites.

Saying that they only needed a small number of people to actually make it happen so would guess that is their break even and everything else was a bonus so definitely scope for some negotiation.

Scruff
24th April 2013, 08:35
I subscribe to a "Late Notice" email for discounted courses from GlobalKnowledge. Some of the courses come up at less than 1/2 the advertised rate, so definitely worthwhile contacting them and ask to be put on Tim Atkins' list.

SimonMac
24th April 2013, 09:16
I subscribe to a "Late Notice" email for discounted courses from GlobalKnowledge. Some of the courses come up at less than 1/2 the advertised rate, so definitely worthwhile contacting them and ask to be put on Tim Atkins' list.

Do you have a link for that list? Although GK do a bundle which has all the courses I want to do which equates to half price anyway :laugh

Scruff
24th April 2013, 09:21
Simon, its not a link, but its a weekly email list sent out by Tim. Phone them up and ask for him to add you to it?