It is true, Shaw academy is rewarding their students with "free" toolkits for reviews. I left a review on britainreviews.co.uk - not a very positive one, in exchange of a free toolkit for Module 1 of a course I am taking there. The thing is that, even if I filled a complaint to Shaw Academy, I didn't received the toolkit. They wrote to me: "I have enabled toolkit for module 1 on our account for free.
You can access the toolkit resources under the "Resources" tab on your course page in PDF format through your student login area using a web browser." - I didn't find anything there but a pop-up window came saying Toolkit - One click purchase, I thought I have to confirm receiving the toolkit, so I clicked (big mistake) and my PayPal account got charged... and of course, in their T&C, no refunds are paid!!! Wonderful, right?
They are a scam, they have an unfair commercial practice.
There you don't pay for the course, you pay for the membership, so as long as you stay the more money they can get. The courses are recordings of 30 minutes and you can have 2 lessons/week... You pay for the toolkit (one toolkit per module!!!), for the certificate.
So, for the course I am taking - New Leadership & Management we have:
Module 1: 10 lessons
Module 2 - 4: you cannot see how many lessons or which are the concepts to be learned.
Subscription is 49.99/month, so let's assume each module has 10 lessons, 40 lessons in total, 2 lessons per week means 20 weeks, 5 months!!!
249.95 EUR - only the course.
Then, the toolkit, one for each module, 39.99x4=159.96 EUR.
Then, the eCertificate for each module (wow): again, 39.99x4=159.96 EUR.
So, 569.87 EUR in total for what? You can find real courses from real universities on other websites, for the same or less money!