Are Online Paranormal Courses A Waste Of Money?
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You might have seen website offering online paranormal courses and wondered whether these course are good value for money, or nothing more than a money making scam.
Having had an interested in the paranormal for many years, written over one million words on the topic, and been on several ghost hunts, in 2017 I decided to try to share my knowledge in a different way and started writing a ghost hunting course, which we now offer online through our paranormal academy.
We're not the first website to offer courses related to the paranormal online. There are many available, perhaps due to a lack of any real-world qualifications on the subject. Very few British universities offer parapsychology courses, some of which do touch on the paranormal.
The thing about courses in ghost hunting, demonology, or other supernatural topics is that no matter how good the course is, they're not accredited or recognised qualification. This is due to the unknown nature of the paranormal. No qualifications in this field are academically recognised, and even if they were, they would be of little interest to prospective employers.
We've tried to be very upfront, honest and transparent about this on the academy website, and we've worked really hard to make the courses useful. The first course we launched, 'Practical Ghost Hunting and Scientific Analysis' is designed to help you widen your knowledge of paranormal investigation and give beginners the confidence go out out and get involved in the paranormal.
Many in the paranormal community have said, "you can't learn that, the best way to learn is to get involved." This is totally true and getting stuck in is the best way. However, if you were going fishing with a group of friends for the first time, it might be wise to read up on the subject first and have some idea of the equipment and tools you'll need. That's exactly the type of knowledge this course offers to beginners in the field of the paranormal.
Surely reading up on a subject can never be a bad thing? The course makes reading more fun and interactive as it includes end of topic quizzes throughout, and gives you the chance to test your knowledge at the end. You also get access to ongoing help, should you have any questions about the course content.
The course gives you a working knowledge of how to conduct a paranormal investigation, including all aspects of preparation and research before arriving at a haunted location.
You'll learn how to effectively use some of the most common ghost hunting tools and equipment, as well as learning how to discredit unreliable readings and data, and how to ensure that equipment isn't being influenced by outside influences or members of the group.
The course also includes best practices for communicating with ghosts and spirits and advice on how to verify and validate these communications in order to establish whether genuine contact has been made.
The course is suitable for beginner as well as established amateur ghost hunters. While the course is based around the basic principles of paranormal investigation, each lesson builds on this basic information in order to expand your knowledge with the theory behind ghost hunting as well as providing you with advice on critical thinking which will help you make your evidence even more compelling.
I'm really proud to say that the feedback we've received from those who have taken the course to date has been overwhelmingly positive. Our users have rated their overall satisfaction as 4.7 out of 5, and rated the detail of the course content as 4.8 out of 5.
We publish all of the feedback on the website so you can see it for yourself. Some of the great comments we've had include:
"This was a VERY easy course to follow as it was in laymen's terms. I learnt a lot more than I thought I would thanks to you."
"I really enjoyed the course, this will go along way in my ambition of being a ghost hunter."
"This course made me realise there is more to ghost hunting than I originally thought, I did not think of the legal side, or things like calling out to spirit that may not know they are dead. I can't wait for more course you do. Thank you for a great course."
I think this 100% positive feedback is a testament to the amount of work we've put in to making sure this course is useful. In fact, we're so sure you'll find it useful that if you enrol and find it's not what you expected, then we'll fully refund you, no questions asked.
In order to pass the course and get a certificate of achievement, students must achieve a pass rate of 80% or more in the end of course examination. The average pass rate is 92%.
Once you enrol onto the course you'll get instant, unlimited access to the course material, so it's really up to you how quickly you work though it. While it's possible to work through the course material in a few hours, we recommended taking your time in order to let the information soak in, a few hours per day is ideal. On average students complete the 20,000 word course in 81 hours.
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