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Join Date: Aug 2009
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Has anyone here tried the e-learning short courses that LCF have to offer? I am thinking of booking myself onto the Fashion Buying & Retailing one starting in October to support my application to MMU for a degree of the same name.
Basically what I want to know, is it worth the £630 for a 9 week course and do you think it'll actually help boost my application to MMU?
It could help your application to MMU because all universities want to see you take an interest in your chosen subject outside of your application, such as short courses/internships and so on, but it's not a guarantee - I have a friend who did a short course in styling and photography at LCF and she didn't receive any offers for a place at university. Having gone to LCF, I'd have to be honest and say that the courses aren't really worth the money you pay for them. I found many of the lecturers to be uninspiring and unmotivated - that's not to say EVERYONE at LCF is of course, but the tutors I met in my time there weren't great. I also paid nearly £1000 for my foundation course and we received no materials or equipment - we had to buy everything ourselves, which is seriously tight on a student budget. If you want to boost your application, I'd say it would be better to find short placements and maybe a longer internship if you do have 9 weeks to spare. There are LOTS of opportunities in London if you look hard enough and stay motivated. It would look better on your application as well because you'd have practical experience. Cheaper, too (:
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