I was asked by my company to attend a training course provided by a third party, the aim of the course was to provide me with sufficient training in order to achieve a particular qualification.
I originally stated to those that were booking the course that, for the needs of the qualification that this course wouldn't suffice, but it was already booked before I could say where better to invest the companies money.
There was no mention of any sponsorship contract at this point, so I didn't really think anything of it. I figured if you really want me to do this course I will do it.
I completed the course and as per my original concerns it wouldn't provide me with the slightest chance of passing any qualification related exams. I spoke to those booking the course to say we should recoup our money on the course as we have clearly been missold a £10 course for £2k.
Anyway, I have recently (almost 2 months later) been presented with a sponsorship contract, which essentially says I have to pay back the amount of the course should I choose to end my employment with the company within 1-2 years or if I do not sit/pass any exams relating to the qualification.
I know with my employment I could choose to remain at the company for that period and never have to pay anything which would be fine, however I am considering my status at the company currently.
With the exam section, I explicitly said that the course would not be able to provide me with enough to take and pass an exam. Even the trainer running the course told me the same.
My position would be to inform them that I wouldn't be signing any contract for these reasons, and to reiterate they should be looking for a refund from the training provide not me.
I was wondering if anyone had any advice?