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Created On: 10 February 2013 09:17 PM
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 13 February 2013 07:15 PM
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Originally posted by: sparkingchip

Regards Loxone, I have ended up on their email contact list, having looked through the training courses they offer, you have to pay for the course, buy or hire the equipment you need to use on the training course, then you only get a certificate if they like you!



Andy


After enquiring about the course it would appear I have to hire a case for the course £40 a day or buy one @ £700

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 13 February 2013 09:27 PM
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Martyn, Dick have both been on the course, so perhaps they can comment?

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 13 February 2013 10:38 PM
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Martyn is the man to ask, he stayed for all three days. I couldn't get the time away from site, so I only did the first day. I'm confident that from there I got enough of a grasp to muddle through my first job, though I'd be tempted to put it in my own house as something to play with first. I felt confident to go that route, and would be installing by now if we weren't due to put the house on the market!

If I'd had the time to do the course, I'd be happy paying £40 to hire a case. Rather than buying one, I'd be inclined to buy their welcome kit wher you get much more gear to play with, but obviously less presentable to customers. My theory was to buy a bus and kit it out to be a mobile show home. I probably won't though!

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 13 February 2013 10:51 PM
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Originally posted by: Approvedspark

Originally posted by: sparkingchip

Regards Loxone, I have ended up on their email contact list, having looked through the training courses they offer, you have to pay for the course, buy or hire the equipment you need to use on the training course, then you only get a certificate if they like you!

Andy



After enquiring about the course it would appear I have to hire a case for the course £40 a day or buy one @ £700
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Nope, I didn't have to pay hire charges, paid course fees.

option to purchase case & welcome pack much cheaper if you wish at the end.

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 14 February 2013 06:08 PM
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Originally posted by: dickllewellyn

Martyn is the man to ask, he stayed for all three days. I couldn't get the time away from site, so I only did the first day. I'm confident that from there I got enough of a grasp to muddle through my first job, though I'd be tempted to put it in my own house as something to play with first. I felt confident to go that route, and would be installing by now if we weren't due to put the house on the market!



If I'd had the time to do the course, I'd be happy paying £40 to hire a case. Rather than buying one, I'd be inclined to buy their welcome kit wher you get much more gear to play with, but obviously less presentable to customers. My theory was to buy a bus and kit it out to be a mobile show home. I probably won't though!


Course booked, will give feedback in due course. Thanks again guys.

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 15 February 2013 10:17 AM
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Originally posted by: ApprovedsparkCourse booked, will give feedback in due course. Thanks again guys.

Will be interested to hear how it goes.
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