Rulings (22)
  • The Knowledge Academy Ltd

    • Not Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 02 April 2014

    The website, www.theknowledgeacademy.com, for training courses, stated "Scrum Master Certification - Scrum Master Training".  Under the tab "Course Overview" the website stated "The Knowledge Academy's Certified Scrum Master course ...".

  • The Knowledge Academy Ltd

    • Not Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 17 August 2016

    The website www.theknowledgeacademy.com, for a training course provider, seen on 15 April 2016. The website listed several course dates, locations and prices for “PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner” training. Under several of the dates listed, the ad stated “5 PLACES LEFT”.

  • The Knowledge Academy Ltd

    • Not Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 19 March 2014

    The website www.theknowledgeacademy.com, the provider of online training courses, stated "PRINCE2 Online Training - PRINCE2 Elearning … Free unique Walk-in Clinics to interact face to face with tutors in one of our 45 training centres". Text under the heading "What's Included" stated "Invitation to attend Free Walk ...

  • Academy Maintenance Group

    • Upheld
    • Directory
    • 18 March 2015

    A directory ad for Academy Maintenance that stated "NO CALL OUT CHARGE".

  • The Knowledge Academy Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (OM 3rd party)
    • 30 July 2014

    An ad on an employment agency website stated "PRINCE2 Training For £199 theknowledgeacedmy.com/Prince2 Overview Foundation & Practitioner. 5 Day PRINCE2 Training And Exam".

  • Jole Rider Friends

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 14 December 2016

    Websites for the charity Jole Rider, seen in July 2016, made various claims about the organisation’s programmes.

    a. The “About” page of www.jolerider.org stated "jole rider is an education organisation and registered charity, making positive changes by directly affecting the lives of children. We do this ...

  • Time Out Digital Ltd

    • Not Upheld
    • Internet (on own site), E-mail
    • 19 April 2017

    An email for Time Out Digital, promoting a product for Shaw Academy, received on 22 January 2017, included text which stated "An online photography course with Shaw Academy Was £395, now £19".

  • John Pemberton t/a Dynamite Dance

    • Upheld
    • Internet (social networking)
    • 26 February 2014

    Dynamite Dance Academy UK's Facebook page included a message, posted by the advertiser, that stated "The Northwests [sic] No.1 Dance School".

  • School & Hire Centre Ltd t/a Dexters Surf Shop

    • Not Upheld
    • Radio
    • 21 December 2016

    A radio ad for Dexter’s Surf Shop, heard in June 2016, stated “Dexter’s Surf and Activity Centre, Scarborough’s only Surfing GB accredited surf school academy, located right on the beach North Bay, Scarborough”.

  • Paramount Pictures UK t/a Paramount

    • Not Upheld
    • Internet (video)
    • 23 March 2016

    a. A pre-roll video ad for the certificate 15 film “Paranormal Activity - The Ghost Dimension”, seen on 21 October 2015, on the Mail Online website www.dailymail.co.uk, before a clip relating to the boy band One Direction.

    b. The same ad was seen on a playlist of pre-selected Disney and music lyric videos...

Informally resolved (40)
  • Paranormal Academy Ltd

    • 26 July 2017
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site), Internet (social networking)
    Topic: Promotions and competitions, Charity, education and Third sector

  • Nhanced Learning Ltd t/a Citizenship Academy

    • 06 May 2015
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Pricing and charges, Charity, education and Third sector

  • Chelsea Model Academy

    • 29 May 2013
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Claims, endorsements and testimonials, Recruitment and work

  • Inman Aligner Training Ltd t/a IAS Academy

    • 02 August 2017
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Charity, education and Third sector

  • FB Beauty Ltd t/a Makeup Academy

    • 07 October 2015
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (sales promotion)
    Topic: Promotions and competitions, Beauty products, grooming and hygiene, Utilities, energy and environment

  • Sharmi Joseph Beauty and Medical Institute t/a Vagheggi Academy

    • 09 July 2014
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Magazine
    Topic: Cosmetic surgery and procedures, Claims, endorsements and testimonials, Beauty products, grooming and hygiene

  • On Point Performance Academy Ltd t/a On Point Performance Academy

    • 19 October 2016
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Sports, leisure and hobbies, Claims, endorsements and testimonials, Pricing and charges, Recruitment and work

  • David Stinson Theatre Schools t/a David Stinson Fame Academy

    • 26 August 2015
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site), Internet (social networking)
    Topic: Sports, leisure and hobbies, Claims, endorsements and testimonials, Charity, education and Third sector

  • Cuckoo Hall Academies Trust t/a Cuckoo Hall Academy

    • 06 May 2015
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Claims, endorsements and testimonials, Charity, education and Third sector

  • Cuckoo Hall Academies Trust t/a Cuckoo Hall Academy

    • 11 March 2015
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Charity, education and Third sector

Mail order cases (1)
  • Academy Music Group Ltd t/a AMG

    • 20 July 2016
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (social networking)
    Topic: Promotions and competitions, Sports, leisure and hobbies