Have you seen those adverts for Computeach that appear on some UK satellite channels during the day? You know the ones, they promise to get you off the sofa and into a £35,000 a year IT job. The problem with these adverts is who they are actually aimed at, who their customers tend to be. I’ve noticed quite a bit of press online for Computeach lately as some disgruntled customers have been complaining on forums and reviews websites because they haven’t managed to get their 35K salaries, but upon reading the complaints in detail I find that they haven’t even completed the course.

One in particular hadn’t even completed the first piece of work he was sent, and was complaining that the bank he received the loan from for the course wanted their money back. Can you imagine that? A bank wanting their money back?

Computeach are like any educational course, school, college or University. You get out of it what you put in. If you’re willing to do the work, to put in the effort and the time then you’ll get the rewards back. Those 35K per year jobs aren’t handed out to people who can’t even be arsed to finish the first module of a course, quit, and then complain on a forum that the bank wants its money back. In actual fact, it was this guy’s mum complaining rather than him – he couldn’t even be arsed to complain himself.

So if you’re considering a career change and wanted to move into IT and take up a course with Computeach, or any other similar company; remember it’s what you put into it that counts. It’s not a magic wand. If you’re a lazy, unmotivated sort of guy who’s never finished anything in his life; don’t bother.

Rather than an oversubscribed industry such as IT, which doesn’t feature £35k salaries as an average, you’d be better off with something like CeMAP Training to be a mortgage advisor. You’ll find it more rewarding than a bogus IT course.

Darren Jamieson, aka MrDaz, is the Technical Director and co-founder of Engage Web and has been working online in a career spanning two decades. His first website was built in 1998 and is still live today.

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55 thoughts on “Computeach”

  1. The Internet Andy, the Internet. You’ll find all you need for free online about learning PHP, ASP.Net, VB Script and many other programming languages. You don’t need to enrol on a course that will most likely be out-dated before it even completes.

  2. Ah I see what you mean now.
    But in my first post I suppose I was trying to establish (admittedly I did not say it) did Computeach mislead me when I told them I wanted to learn programming but they advised the best way to go about this was to do th A+ first, was I conned into a course that really had very little to do with programming?

  3. Yeah, I’d say they did. Probably trying to sell more training. You don’t ‘need’ any qualification to be a programmer, just a desire to learn. Some of the best programmers, developers and web designers are self taught. I’ve interviewed a number of developers over the years, and the self taught ones usually have a broader range of skills and a greater willingness to advance than those who have degrees and have been spoon fed on courses.

  4. Hi guys,ive been duped by computeach myself.i signed up in 2005 for the comptia a+ leading to mcsa,total £6152 borrowed from marehill finance,who it turns out are computeachs partners in moral crime.
    I say moral because i too was promised high earnings and great training.i got the a+ back in 2006,the mcsa material was irrelavant poor quality and the support from computeach was non existant.
    On these grounds i asked computeach to refund me for the mcsa and they refused.
    Their salesman was very pushy and i was a 32 year old man with 3 young children,poor credit so i couldnt get a loan for the course,thats when the salesman signed me upto marehill finance and their 21.2% apr.
    i still owe about 2k and have tried everything to get out of paying for something which i have not recieved i.e the mcsa and high paid job.
    what computeach and marehill do is nothing short of legal robbery and totally morally bankrupt.
    unfortunately it looks like i will have to pay the remaining 2 k eventually but other people need to be warned.

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