For 2023 - we are now fully retired from IT training.
We have made many, many friends over 25 years of teaching about Python, Tcl, Perl, PHP, Lua, Java, C and C++ - and MySQL, Linux and Solaris/SunOS too. Our training notes are now very much out of date, but due to upward compatability most of our examples remain operational and even relevant ad you are welcome to make us if them "as seen" and at your own risk.
Lisa and I (Graham) now live in what was our training centre in Melksham - happy to meet with former delegates here - but do check ahead before coming round. We are far from inactive - rather, enjoying the times that we are retired but still healthy enough in mind and body to be active!
I am also active in many other area and still look after a lot of web sites - you can find an index ((here))
As from 1st January 2010, VAT returns from 15% to 17.5%. Training courses are quotes ex VAT, as most of our customers are VAT registered and the tax is a "pass through" cost which does not in the end effect their final company accounts. But it can make a difference for delegates who are not with VAT registered employers, or who's places are not paid for by their employer.
So that means that if you're paying for your own course, you can book and pay for the course up to 31st December, and you'll only be charged VAT at the current (15%) rate. But if you pay just a deposit now, that's deducted off your final invoice which will be at the VAT rate at the time you take the course ... which will be 17.5% from 1st January.
Please get in touch by phone or email up to and including 31st December if you want to book and pay for a 2010 course before the end of this month
. The course schedule is [here]
... and we can also take bookings for private courses even over the Christmas period.
Hotel Rooms at Well House Manor
are quoted inclusive of VAT; prices will remain unaltered from 1st January (£80.00 for a double room let as a single, £90.00 for a double room let for double occupancy), with the extra VAT being 'eaten' by ourselves - at least for a few months.
Our "weekend specials" continue at £70.00 per room per night - that's for stays of 2 nights of more that include a Saturday night.
Update ... VAT is 20% from 4th January 2011
. Hotel rates are now £95.00 (double), £85.00 (single) and £72.00 (delegate) to reflect this tax increase. Course prices - which we quote without VAT - are unaltered; most of our training delegates are paid for by businesses, and although the businesses will pay a higher VAT inclusive price, they will be able to reclaim that extra. (written 2009-12-19, updated 2010-12-26)
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articlesG203 - Well House Consultants - Training course prices 
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Introduction fees, bonuses, commissions, kickbacks - (2004-12-29) 
Pricing strategy - simple and fair - (2005-04-29) 
Good IT training cannot be cheap - (2005-11-18) 
Well House Consultants Training and Hotel - 2008 news - (2008-01-01) 
Book now for 2009 - (2008-11-29) 
Discount Training Courses - PHP, Perl, Python - (2009-01-21) 
Floor to ceiling - (2009-07-30) 
Training comparison to QA Training, Learning Tree, GB Direct. - (2010-01-02) 
Hotel and Training Course prices - the effect of the VAT rise on 4th January 2011 - (2010-12-26) 
No news is good news. - (2011-03-07) 
Training around the world - easy payment in pounds Sterling - (2013-05-10) 
Well House Consultants - course prices for 2014 - (2013-12-26) 
Python, PHP, Ruby, C, Lua, etc ... course prices held for the rest of 2014 - (2014-03-08) 
Well House Consultants / Well House Manor - Prices for 2015 - (2015-01-01) 
Challenging the IT course business model - (2015-02-05) 
Training course and hotel room prices - 2016 - (2015-12-31)
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