Here’s what others are saying:

Hi Paul and Liz,

Just to let you know I have cleared all stages of the aptitude testing process for Garda Trainee. Going for Interview next week. As I wrote on your end of course evaluation, I attended a number of courses and found yours to be by far the best. Keep up the great work.



Definitely couldn’t have possibly been better prepared for the test! Paul has a real passion for educating and the patience beyond a saint. Covered every single possible aspect that could come up and had brief moments of fun too!! I would highly recommend this course no matter what your learning style!!

Karen Kelly


Highly recommend this course, Paul has a great energy and passion for what he is doing. Great course and great value. Thanks guys.

Robbie Gorman


Highly recommend paul, he has a passion for his job and really does care about how you get on in your exam, he knows his stuff and has plenty of material to help you progress.

John Dillon


I couldn’t recommend Paul enough, the course I did was brilliant and nearly exactly the same as the real thing

Andy Purcell


Highly recommended organisation, with excellent facilitators and effective specific courses.



Highly recommend! Very professional! Well taught.

Emma Roche

Hi Paul,
Just had the exam this morning and the analytical and skills and experience were exactly what you went through in the prep course and just wanted to say thanks.

Hi Paul,
passed that Garda exam comfortably thanks for all your help in the course

Hi Paul.
Sean Parker here. Thanks for the course. I’m doing my medical tomorrow will defiantly be recommending the course.

Hi Paul,
Gareth here was on your course in Raphaels a couple of weeks ago. Did very well got exam. They gave me number 80 overall.
Gareth kena

Hello Paul,
This is Earnest from stage 1 prep class. I was successful , placed 28th batch 2 .

Hello Paul,
Alan O’Reilly here  got through stage 1 thanks.

Hi Paul,

Shauna Gold here, did the aptitude test course with you. I got through to stage two.
Hi Paul,
Just want to say thanks for your help. I got cork Fire Brigade.
Willie Rock

Kelly here, just to let you know. I got placed 208 (on aptitude test for Garda recruitment). I’m delighted. Thanks for all your help. I have referred my friend to you for Fire Brigade course.
Follow up text to say interview stage passed also

Hi Paul,
Leigh Guerrine here. Just a word to say thanks. Made it onto the panel (for Fire Brigade) position no 10. So delighted! Thanks for everything.

Hi Paul,
Henry Brownrigg here from Wicklow. I took part in your two pre courses for Fire Brigade ( Aptitude test and interview). Just letting you know I got in and placed 80th. Thanks for all your help.

Got placed 158th on DFB panel. Thanks for help.
Derek Snow

Hi, Gavin here. I did a testprep with you for the Fire Service a few weeks ago. I did my test today. I’m just texting to say thanks. Everything you did came up and it was a lot of help. Thanks to both of you

Just to let you know my son Jim got 183 on the Fire Brigade panel. Thanks for all your help.
Terry Meehan

Hi Paul
Ger Lonergan here. My cousin Paul got 125 on Fire Brigade panel. Over the moon obviously! Thanks for your help.

Hi Paul
We got the word on the panel for the Fire Brigade. I got number 2 Danny Davoren got number 3, Gavin Hoey number 21 and Mick Rochford no 70. Thanks for all your help.
Niall Tier

Mark Cannon here. Did your course (Garda Recruitment) in 2005/2006. Got the call for Guards. So just to say thanks a million for all your help. Cheers

“I knew i wanted to join the Gardai from an early age but who knew it would be so hard?? The first time i sat the exam for the Initial test i got such a shock, i was not used to this format at all – I failed miserably and i didnt even pass the test.

When the competition came out again  i was determined to do well,  i knew i needed some help to score well in the Test. I heard about this weekend course being run by “Test Preparations” so i called that very day to book myself a place.

The course is everything you imagine is going to be, fun, informative, well laid out, and everyone is there for the same reason. There is only a certain amount of places on the course so there is lots of time for Q & A.

Paul O’Reilly has a natural ability for teaching and his course is well thought out and i  felt so confident and prepared for the test by the time the weekend was over. In the Garda Trainee Competition 2005 i scored 854 and i know it was all down to this course”

Just like to say thanks for all your help with the Aptitude test and Interview courses (DFB) Could not have made it this far without them. Had interview today, went well. Stephen O’Brien

Hi Paul
I attended the Aptitude and Interview Course with yourself for the Gardí last November and February respectively. Just to let you know I was successful at both stages. So thanks so much for input in helping me reach my goal. Aine

Hi Paul
Great news. I’m off to Templemore 8th May. Thanks for everything.
Gavin Treacy, Wexford.

Hi Paul,
Just a quick text to say thank you. My name is Richard Lawlor. I was on one of your Aptitude courses for DFB. I’m through to next stage and just wanted to say Thank you.

Verbal Reasoning was fine, I recognised the questions. The examples you have completely cover you for this test.
Andrea Furlong