Uncomfortable… Difficult.. I’m happy.


Every now and then, a Business Diploma student writes a Review that we believe really captures what Fortress Learning tries do. Instead of them ending up hidden among the others, we will share them with you, and try to explain why we think they are so appropriate.

Sienna – what did she say?

The trainers and the staff working at the academy are very nice, and most of time they reply within 3 days or so.

What I found very disappointing is:

  1. Every time I had to submit an assessment, the observer had to sign and write some feedback about me… 18 times is way too much, it was very uncomfortable..
  2. Some assessments are too long to complete, and quite difficult … But I have to say that every time I had a problem, they called me to try to help me…

… Overall, my experience was good, however, I wouldn’t repeat with them but now that I finished I´m happy with the result.

Why did this particular testimonial comment get our attention?

It is not going to be easy.

As an honest, professional organisation, we do not downplay this fact.  It can be a real grind. It can be infuriating. It can seem insurmountable. There may be times when you would rather stick a fork in your ear.

But none of this means that the fight and the guts and the slog needed to attain a Fortress Learning qualification are not worth it.

It is worth it. You have to work really hard for stuff that really matters.

Sienna doesn’t sound like she had much fun.. and you know what? That’s OK, because, more importantly, she suggests that it was worth it. She says she’s happy with the result.

Sienna endured. And, we were there to support her – we weren’t there to cut corners.  We were there to uphold, and assist in her navigation through, the requirements of a Diploma qualification.

We were there to see her triumph.

And so, we are confident that Sienna deserves her qualification – every frustrating, uncomfortable, difficult bit of it.

We’re happy with that.


Spread the love