In the current economic climate there is an increasing trend where some Training and Coaching companies are claiming to give free place on training courses.
There are (fortunately) strict guidelines laid out by the government for companies using the word free and this in effect means that you cannot be charged for anything. Any materials, refreshments etc must be provided for free or not al all.
If you see any training company claiming to give you a free course and then try and charge you a fee for the training material, lunch etc please report them to Trading Standards for websites on 08454 04 05 06, if you see the adverts in print then report them to the ASA
We know that times are tough and that companies are trying to be innovative – but we must all stay legal.