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 Post subject: Question about Online Distance Learning
PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:17 pm 
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Hey all :D

I've just finished college this summer and was a little stuck on what to do next. I heard about Gemology from a family friend recently, did a lot of research online and I am now really interested in becoming a gemologist. I did a mixture of Science and Art subjects at college so I am confident this is my cup of tea.

I'd like to do the Foundation Course with Gem-A, learning via ODL because I cannot commute to the centre 'closest' to me. However, the course I am interested in starts on the 16th September and I'm a little worried it's too late. I really don't want to wait till next year to apply.
- Does anyone know if this is too late to apply?
- How many ODL students can Gem-A take?

On their website it says I can still apply for the course that starts on the 16th September, but I don't want to spend all that time filling in the form, sending it off and waiting, to get no response, or a letter back stating that there are no spaces left :(


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 Post subject: Re: Question about Online Distance Learning
PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:03 pm 
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Hi Tonks.
Welcome to the forum.
I've run your question by Starla Turner, one of the tutors for Gem-A Stateside.
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He shouldn't have a problem getting into the September 16 class. It is the 6 month course and moves at a nice pace.. I do the fast track on that: 4 months. GEM-A is very prompt at getting back to people, especially if he scans his forms and emails them in.
Cheers
Starla

Hope this helps. :D


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:31 am 
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Barbra Voltaire wrote:
Hi Tonks.
Welcome to the forum.
I've run your question by Starla Turner, one of the tutors for Gem-A Stateside.
Starla wrote:
He shouldn't have a problem getting into the September 16 class. It is the 6 month course and moves at a nice pace.. I do the fast track on that: 4 months. GEM-A is very prompt at getting back to people, especially if he scans his forms and emails them in.
Cheers
Starla

Hope this helps. :D


Heya,

Thank you for the response! Hopefully I will get my application form sent off tomorrow :D


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Let us know how it goes.
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