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Old 04-11-07   #1 (permalink)
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I'd like to ask, for the benefit of other students and ultimately colleges themselves, what areas do you think your courses have lacked in? what could be improved, removed, etc?
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lacked a decent climber who had actually climbed!!!
a bloke i went college with who has no experience in day o day climbing and general arb work now teaches there!!!!!! absolutly barmy!!!
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how can that be allowed? i assume he has done some sort of course to allow him to teach? even so, it should be someone experienced in that sort of position
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Hmm sounds like a story I've heard, drop us a pm mate with the college you attended if you don't wanna name and shame here!

Have you heasrd about reasonably new NPTC training centre at Seagrave?
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how can that be allowed? i assume he has done some sort of course to allow him to teach? even so, it should be someone experienced in that sort of position
It's not unusual Steve.
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i did a course at Kilmarnock College in Ayrshire, Scotland.

Last August to July this year, i had 2 lecturers called Angus Tresider and Craig McIntosh, Angus has worked as a tree surgeon all over the world and took up teaching years ago, Craig has bags of experience, i couldn't have asked for better teachers, both are NPTC qualified instructors and assessors.

Everything on my course was spot on, maybe this was because both really new what they were doing.

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how can that be allowed? i assume he has done some sort of course to allow him to teach? even so, it should be someone experienced in that sort of position
i had more experience and i had hardly climbed!!!! i got offered the job but turned it down because i didnt have enough experience and i was in a arb job, he was just some severn trent guy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
makes me mad, i got taught alot of bad things at college!!
oh and matt im gonna name and shame the college!!!!!
BROOKSBY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Thought you were going to say Brooksby! The guy went from passing his cross cut and stack to Asserors tickets in two years! One of the reasons I never went there for ARb Courses.

If you want ARB training in Leicestershire Park Hill Training are highly recommended.
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As I understand it, to be a tutor at college, you need firstly a Foundation degree in your subject, going on to a full degree, that qualifies you as lecturer, then you need a full 3 years in the field, then take your PGCE to be qualified as a tutor. So in theory, it shouldnt be that a tutor doesnt have experience in the subject/course they are teaching.
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In theory! practice is a different matter!
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