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Outrageous claims exposed

Submitted by: MikeC (Admin) on 20-Nov-07 04:37:19 PM

DEA training courses exposed on BBC's Working LuchChris Evans - AKA Bosco - can't get enough of the media spotlight since guesting on last week's podcast: The DEA Roundtable.

Today, he and David Thompson - no stranger to the media himself - spoke out strongly against the marketing tactics employed by some of the 30-plus new Training Providers who advertise courses promising of untold riches for little work after qualification.

Have to say, one of the best televisual reports on the topic yet... enough to re-invigorate my faith in British journalism, I'd go as far as saying, when pissed.

Well done to both Chris and David - A superb job.

I dunno about you, but whenever I see a topic covered through the media that I know something about, there's usually always a detail here, a distortion there, that just isn't quite right - Even from the "heavy in-depth" media, it happens.

But today's piece really ticked all the boxes.

Of course, it's "only" a limited daytime audience. But it lives on, in the BBC News website and there's always the chance it might get picked up again by other media outlets... I mean, this story most probably grew from last week's 'You and Yours' Radio 4 programme.

But while the topic of training providers might only be a short-term story, the real item on the agenda is roll-out and work, and this report got that message out there, too, bonus!

Working Lunch | Watch again

Chris has a website documenting the truth behind some of the outrageous claims made by Training Providers, aptly called: DEA Training Courses.

If you have a website and feel similarly about the matter, throw a link to it.

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