Shaw Academy Review

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Many of us are stuck with our career and we either have no extra cash to burn or no time to spare even if we want to upgrade our skill set. Luckily, education is becoming more and more affordable and convenient thanks to the internet. In this article, I will share to you my legit Shaw Academy Review!

What’s In This Article?

First off, I will tell you what is Shaw Academy and what are the things they provide to you. Hopefully, this will give you a good idea if you will benefit from using them.

Next, I will tell you details such as how you can sign up if you find using Shaw Academy to be beneficial to your personal or business growth.

Finally, I will share to you the things I love and don’t love about them.

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What is Shaw Academy?

Shaw Academy introduces themselves as,

largest real online educator, provides online skill development courses like photography, financial trading, digital marketing & nutrition

Shaw Academy

Why Shaw Academy?

Here are some reasons why you may want to use Shaw Academy

  • Interactive Lesson QA Session
  • Fund Quizzes and Assignments
  • Theoretical And Practical Lessons
  • Unlimited Learning

What Subjects Do They Offer?

shaw academy have online courses on photography, digital marketing, business leadership, etc!

They offers a wide range of courses from Digital Marketing to Health and Fitness.

If you are a business owner, either online or offline, then you will benefit from their Marketing courses. They have Social Media Marketing, Blogging and Content Marketing, Viral Marketing and Digital marketing that will help you bring your business in front of the right customers!

If your business is already receiving a steady stream of customer or clients but still want to improve it, then try enrolling to their Business and Leadership courses.

Below are some of the courses being offered by Shaw Academy
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Bottom line is, whatever or wherever you need to improve your business or yourself, Shaw Academy most likely has a top-notched online course waiting for you!

What is Unique About Shaw Academy?

What makes them different from other online education institution is their students who are able to complete their four-module course gets to receive a European Qualification Framework Level 5 diploma/certificate which the students can use to find a job or use it as a bargaining chip for a promotion and/or a pay raise!

Information about Shaw Academy:


Free Trial: Yes, 30 Day Trial


  1. Monthly: C$59.99 per month
  2. 3 Months: C$49.99 per month
  3. 6 Months $39.99 per month
  4. 1 Year $29.99 per month

Recommendation: Enroll if you seriously want to learn and develop yourself or upgrade your credentials

My Experience with Them

I learned about Shaw Academy through promotion from my cell phone provider. There are lots of courses to choose from, but I chose Social Media Marketing since I am trying to get better on blogging and online marketing. I fell in love with their service because it really does teach you something and the material that they provide is of high quality.

What I Love About Shaw Academy:

1. Scheduled Live Lecture to Increase Completion Rate

Their online webinar is scheduled meaning I had to attend it at the same time and on the same day every week. I was given a chance to choose the schedule of my classes at the beginning of the semester.

NOTE: Be careful choosing your schedule because this will be your schedule for the next 4 months if you are planning to finish all 4 modules.

This set-up is good for me because it trained me to allocate my time to attend my online classes. In other words, since I know when my classes will be then I will have to block my time off. This helped me to attend all my classes because I don’t forget or I don’t have to postpone it after learning I double book my schedule for the day.

I have attended other online classes that can be taken any time of the day/week and usually, this leaves me procrastinating.

2. Recorded Lessons for Later Viewing

One feature Shaw Academy offers is their live online lessons are recorded and posted 24 hrs after the class. What is great about this feature is I can watch classes that I miss or review the classes that I think are important.

3. Class Notes for Increased Retention

I like jotting down notes while I am listening to a lecture. It allows me to follow along with the class because it helps me to focus.

Shaw Academy provides a hard copy of the slides for each lecture allowing students to take notes as they follow along with the class. They also provide a copy of the lecture summary which helps students know what the lesson is about.

You get a certification when you finish the 4 modules

This is one of the biggest reasons why I am taking courses at Shaw Academy. I originally have a degree in Chemistry, but there are not a lot of opportunities here in Canada in this field. Chemist’s pay here is low and the schedule is busy so I decided to take courses on Social Media Marketing since it is becoming a gold standard in advertising products.

What I don’t love

You “can” ask questions to fellow classmates/ and instructor

They claim that you can ask your instructor via email, or ask in the classroom, but you will never get a response aside from the A.I. bot that answers only basic questions.

When you email the instructor, they will only give you a link to their FAQ page. On their, automated email, they will remind that instructors will prioritize replying to premium members only. I am a premium member and the instructors never replied to me.

Excessive Email reminders

The intention of an email reminder is good, but it can be overwhelming. Shaw Academy sends a 24 hrs reminder, 12 hr reminder, and 1 hr reminder that your course is about to start. If you are enrolled in 3 or more classes then your inbox is done! Of course, you have an option to turn it off.

Pricey if you don’t want the certification

Compared to Udemy’s online course fee, Shaw Academy is much more expensive! Of course, you don’t get anything for finishing a course in Udemy. However, there are lots of courses at Udemy that can provide as good content as Shaw Academy provides.  Another downside of Shaw Academy is they don’t allow monthly payment on their multi-month subscription so you need to dish out a huge amount of money to enroll.

You can’t get a refund when you decided to drop the course

Unfortunately, unlike a traditional school where you can get a refund if you drop your course within a time period, Shaw Academy does not provide that. Once you pay, there is no turning back. You can cancel your subscription anytime but don’t expect your money coming back even if you have not enrolled in any courses yet.


Overall, I love the service Shaw Academy provides. Once you use it, you can feel that they truly have the mission to add value to the lives of their customers. Shaw Academy provides high-quality material and their instructors are highly engaged.

There is no legitimate concern with the service they provide. If you realize, the downside that I have sent are only personal pet peeves and may vary from person to person.

Shaw Academy is great for people who are seriously looking to upgrade or just love to grow and develop themselves regardless of how much they needed to invest.

6 thoughts on “Shaw Academy Review”

  1. Hi John

    Thank you for this comprehensive review,it definitely pricked my interest and will check it out soon, as I think the time will be well spent considering your review.
    All the best in going forward.


    • Hi Gary,

      Thanks for reading my review.

      Shaw Academy is the best place to learn something new and at the same time get credentials that will be accepted by many organization.

      John Greg

  2. I love learning especially if it can help me improve my business. I am an online business owner too and I would love to get a class in social media marketing, is it available? I really want to improve my social media reach to scale my business. And If I can get even a specific module like Facebook marketing, that will be great as a starter.

    I like the option of getting recorded classes because learning online live can be quite difficult because of the different time zone. So, I think Shaw academy has everything set for delivering quality training.


    • Hi, 

      Yes. The Social Media Class is still available. If you register now, you can get the Module 1 FREE with no strings attached! You can then decide whether to continue it or not after taking the first module. 

      I will warn you though that you will get hooked with Shaw Academy. I have learned a lot from their classes that I now use to better my business! 

      As per your concern of not being able to attend the class because of the difference in time zone, do not worry you can set when you will take the class! But again, you can watch the recorded lessons if you miss it. 

      Hope those clarified things! 

      John Greg

  3. Hi John, this is a beautiful review on Shaw Academy. I think the academy is really cool seeing that they have online classes and recorded ones too. I just started off my online business journey and just like you, I’m planning on going for social media marketing and I feel I can get the best classes on Shaw Academy. But, I have a question, is the academy novice friendly? I know you said they are but I want to be sure seeing that some courses might just focus on the experts and sideline the newbies in the game.

    • Hi Henderson, 

      Yes, it is a novice-friendly! It is just like watching YouTube Videos and the interface is very tech-friendly. You will definitely not going to get lost inside.

      In terms of the course itself, I think you will really benefit from it. If you register now, you can get a FREE one month/module one of Social Media Marketing class.

      Even if it is only module one, it is already packed with pieces of training and information on Social Media Marketing that you can apply on your business right off that bat.

      You will also like module two to four because not only they will teach you the theory on the first half, they will also show you the practical aspect of the lesson on the other half of the class.

      I highly recommend that you try the FREE version at least!

      I also gonna suggest you to read my review about Wealthy Affiliate (WA) because they offer courses on Social Media Marketing as well. Again, they have a FREE starter account so you can easily cancel if you didn’t like it.




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