I enrolled last week for Level 3 Teaching Assistant course as paper based as it is easier for reading, making notes and having the material easy to hand for completing assignments and, what's more, have the information for after the course is completed to refer to. I've paid with a 24+ loan and am told that for the £1250 fee it is online only. However I can't believe ePearl is designed without an easy print facility!!!! I have rung and asked them and they said nope, that's right no print facility, but you can copy and paste!!! So - most of this week I have been copying and pasting all of Unit 1 material and assignment questions to work through. It's taken me hours and hours. If I have to do this for all the course I'm either chucking my computer out the window or giving up.
I can't help feeling cheated. I enrolled for paper based and not got what I asked for - the Stonebridge site clearly shows paper based as available. They are being paid a lot of money for which I am doing a lot of their work.
Has anyone managed to switch successfully to paper based? If so, is it less laborious and fiddly? It must be: read assignment questions, read material, highlight, make notes, type up assignments, email or submit online - job done. A piece of work that should have taken me around 2 hours has taken around 10. I haven't got time for this!