“The HPAT preparation course was extremely beneficial and instrumental in my obtaining of a high enough score to receive an offer for physiotherapy. It trains you on how to think, manage your time effectively and provides you with more than sufficient preparation material to do in your own time. I highly recommend the course for anyone considering taking the HPAT exam”
~ Eamonn McCabe, Co. Fermanagh (2018)
“I feel the HPAT preparation course greatly helped me when going into the HPAT exam. Not only did it reassure me, but it gave me great tips to help me throughout each section. It really clarified for me what the exam was all about. In particular, it gave me great advice to follow for section 3 and emphasised how to control timing in this section. Not only that but the course provided me with excellent resource material to practice for the exam - I would highly recommend the HPAT preparation course”
~ Shannon McGrath, Co. Tyrone (2018)
“I found the course very informative and beneficial. It definitely gave me good insight into the HPAT exam, so I could go in knowing what to expect. I was successful in the exam and recently received a place at Ulster university to do Occupational Therapy”
~ Anna Poots, Co. Down (2018)
“I really appreciate the guidance from the HPAT prep day! I can happily say without it I really don’t know would I have passed I can’t thank you enough!”
~ Annie Masterson, Co. Fermanagh (2018)
"I just wanted to drop you a quick line and let you know I scored in the 89th percentile and was offered a place in Speech and Language therapy. I wanted to thank you and your team from the bottom of my heart. I could never have achieved this without your help. I will certainly be recommending your company to anyone due to sit HPAT ulster in 2018.Thank you so much"
~ Tina Eastwood, Co. Antrim (2017)
"I recently received my HPAT results and scored in the hundredth percentile and received an offer for physiotherapy at Ulster University. The HPAT prep day was extremely helpful, and I truly believe it is the reason I was able to succeed in the HPAT exam. The advice given regarding time management, planning and the order in which to approach the papers was invaluable. The day was very well structured, the instructor was friendly and explained things very clearly, and the access to practice papers after was a great help. It might comfort future candidates to know that I finished the exam and I was absolutely certain that I had done badly. But I felt quite calm about it, in large part because I knew I really had done everything I could. I was shocked to realise I had actually done well! I have no doubt that if it had not been for taking the advice given on the prep day, I would not have done so well and given that the pass rate for physio was 96%, losing marks anywhere could have meant missing a place. Thank you very much for your help"
~ Rachel Gill, Co. Down (2017)
"I found the course v helpful. The practice materials were very similar in style and difficulty as the actual HPAT. I found your materials more beneficial than HPAT preparation materials as they were closer to the reality of the test. The HPAT preparation materials were a lot easier than the actual test. I'm very happy with my score"
~ Lisa Kelly, Co. Antrim (2017)
“I found the preparation course very useful and helpful, the way the questions were explained (especially the essay questions) was very clear and I knew exactly what I had to do to write a good piece in the exam. I worked through all the practice questions I was given at the preparation course before I sat the HPAT exam, and doing so helped to build my understanding of the questions and my confidence in answering them. I was successful in the HPAT exam and I am now at university doing the course I want, so I would fully recommend the preparation course to anyone sitting the HPAT exam!”
~Christine McCullagh, Co. Armagh
“Yeah I really felt the HPAT-Ulster preparation course was very beneficial to me as it gave me a real feel for what the exam would be like. It also provided me with lots of material to practice on. I really felt that it helped particularly with section 3 as before the course I was finding it hard to understand what was expected from me for this part. I felt prepared and calm going into the test which I do not think I would have been if I had not done the preparation course. It obviously did the trick as I scored high enough to get accepted into diagnostic radiography which I am now currently studying.
~ James Farrell
“I’m now on the Speech and Language therapy degree in Jordanstown. As a mature student I felt completely unprepared for a high-pressure exam situation like the HPAT. For this reason, I decided to take your HPAT preparation course and am so pleased that I did. I found your general advice on dealing with this type of stressful test really helpful. The advice on structuring the essay type answers and making sure to give an answer for all questions was invaluable. I used the sample questions and structures you provided that day for my preparation leading up to the test. I scored in the 96th percentile and don’t think I would have achieved this without attending your course.
I would advise anyone thinking of taking this course to do so.
~ Denise Crozier, Co. Down
“I thought the preparation course for the HPAT-Ulster was very useful, it made me feel more confident going into the exam and helped provide me with a way of preparing for something which I thought I could have never been prepared for. Unfortunately, I didn’t pass the HPAT and therefore didn’t end up going to the University of Ulster, but I think it all worked out for the best as I am now happily settled and attending university in Manchester which has been a great experience so far. Thanks so much for helping out I thought the course was still of great benefit
~ Karen Cardwell, Co. Tyrone
“Yeah I really felt the HPAT-Ulster preparation course was very beneficial to me as it gave me a real feel for what the exam would be like. It also provided me with lots of material to practice on. I really felt that it helped particularly with section 3 as before the course I was finding it hard to understand what was expected from me for this part. I felt prepared and calm going into the test which I do not think I would have been if I had not done the preparation course. It obviously did the trick as I scored high enough to get excepted into diagnostic radiography which I am now currently studying.
~ Marissa Hearty, Co. Down
“The course was extremely beneficial to me. I found the HPAT test daunting and looking over it, it seemed very difficult, impossible for me. However, the help I received during the course was fantastic. Without it I wouldn’t have been able to complete the test at all. I am currently in my first year studying occupational therapy. Without the help I received to complete the HPAT test I wouldn’t be where I am now studying at university – studying the course I wanted to study, it really is as simple as that. Hope you find this helpful.
~Deborah White, Co. Tyrone
“The preparation course was extremely helpful at preparing us for the HPAT-Ulster, the course was well run, and resources given to those who attended were extremely well thought out. I ended up in the 78th percentile and was given an offer for physiotherapy. I would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone taking the HPAT.
~ John McWhirter, Co. Derry
“Superb! This was my 3rd attempt at HPAT. Could not have passed it without your valuable help. Thanks"
“I thought the preparation course was extremely helpful. It showed me what to expect for each section. I also learned how to practice effectively before the exam.”
~ Maeve Butler, Co. Sligo
“I am emailing on behalf of my son James. He felt the course was very good & went on to get a score in the 98th percentile which was the highest anyone from his school had ever got. James got his offer for physiotherapy. We have since recommended it to anyone else we know sitting HPAT. Many thanks.
~ Fiona Ross
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