The audio homestudy of ProfitsOnWallStreet (POWS) includes two hardcopy course manuals (about 175 pages in total), plus a usb memory stick that contains a live audio recording of the full 5-session workshop. Attendees of the live workshop receive the same exact materials (audio + manuals) that are included with the homestudy course. Phone and email support are included as well.
If/when the homestudy student decides to attend the live workshop, the cost of the homestudy is credited against the cost of the live workshop. So, there is no penalty for starting with the homestudy and later attending the live workshop - the out of pocket cost will be the same.
It's been my experience that people that repeatedly listen to the homestudy are leaps and bounds ahead of those who don't take advantage of it.