CHEK Academy Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do I pay extra to become part of the Academy?
A: No, the whole point of the Academy is that all the correspondence courses and live advanced training programs are heavily discounted off the regular price.
Q: Is there an upfront fee I need to pay to join?
A: No, all payments are calculated and spread over the period for which you are joining normally 3 years for the CHEK Academy and 2 years for the advanced CHEK Academy.
Q: Can I complete all my training in the first few months and pay it off over a year?
A: No, the payment process is not a buy now pay later program; you must always be in front of payments before attending courses.
Q: I am already a C.H.E.K Practitioner level 1 and HLC level 1 and have purchased many of the Pre-Requisite courses for other levels- do I need to re-sit these courses and pay again?
A: No, you only need to purchase advanced training courses and correspondence courses you have not already purchased, however you must hold current CHEK Status. Your current CHEK qualification will determine which year you will enter the Academy at.
Q: I already hold other medical non C.H.E.K Institute qualifications; can I join the Academy at a higher year?
A: No regardless of your current non C.H.E.K qualification – all students must complete each year, before progressing to the next.
Q: There are a few of my friends who are interested in joining the academy. Is there a discount if more than 1 person applies for the academy?
A: No, all applicants are assessed individually before being accepted onto the Academy. There are no further discounts available.
Q: If I get accepted onto the Academy, but find I cannot attend one of the workshop weekends, do I get a refund for that workshop.
A: No you will be required to attend the workshop at a later date.
Q: What if I join the Academy and cannot attend a live advanced Training course?
A: You must accept all course dates for the next 12 months before the 1 October each year. If for whatever reason you are unable to attend one of these whilst in the Academy. You may transfer to a later course but only up to 90 days of the course start date free of charge ONCE ONLY in your entire time within the CHEK Academy! If you need to transfer more than once you will be required to pay a transfer fee. If you cancel with less than 90 days of attending the course you will not be able to transfer and will be require to pay for the course again.
Q: Can I pay up front for all years of the Academy and get a further discount?
A: No, payment in advance is accepted but no further discounts apply.
Q: On completion of year 5, do I automatically become part of the C.H.E.K Institute Faculty?
A: No, all applicants for Team CHEK or C.H.E.K Faculty must apply formally directly to C.H.E.K Institute.
Q: What if for some reason I need to leave the Academy midterm?
A: You will pay a termination fee- which will cover all the training you have received up to that point, without the Academy discounts. The maximum you will pay in the termination fee is the difference between attending the courses with the academy and completing the courses separately- without discounts.
Q: What if I cannot afford to pay 1 month’s fee on the Academy, can I pay double next month?
A: No, your academy training will be put on hold. If this continues you will be sent a termination invoice and will be dismissed from the Academy.
Q: can I choose the location of the workshops and courses I wish to attend in the UK?
A: Yes, if there is availability on that course otherwise you will be required an available workshop or live course where available.
Q: Is the accommodation provided at each workshop and course?
A: No, you will be given a recommended list of places to stay- but the accommodation, food and travel expenses are not covered by your academy fees.