I took the level one and the corresponding "skills day" the next day.
I found it good to do the skills day. At the end of the training day I was quite board and tired of the repetition. The skills day allows you to practice what you learned without critique from the instructor unless you ask for it. You can do it as much as you want for as long as you want and as fast as you want. Much easier to concentrate on your form this way.
Now that everything has been made foolproof we are left with a society of fools.