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Do you know for a fact that this was during course time? They could be just mucking at the end of the day.

 

 

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I thought areal resque would be part of the level 2? Im on a level 4 at the mo and there are guys ther who have next to no working experience. I think its great and shows commitment to the trade and the want to learn.

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Yes I know the pcture could be sharper! This was found during a random playabout on a search engine. I was not present, nor did I take this picture.

I do recognise the lads pictured (good hearted lads btw) They are both not minors (so no probs there). My issue Is I know the college they are attending is clearly not capable of delivering a level 3, 2yr national Diploma course. This has been discussed on numerous occasions with senior staff, who clearly dont seem to care that they are mis-selling a service.

 

option 1 - This was taken during a lesson, In which case the lecturer should not have allowed the lads on site due to the previously mentioned issues, let alone allowed them to take part in a practical lesson

*note - the college takes a huge pride in safeguarding students in every step*

 

option 2 - This was taken in own time, The tree is on the college grounds as is the kit used. Fair play to the lads for wanting to learn and develop skills, as I would always encourage this. My isue is the college knowingly lent kit for an allegedly unsupervised session, which brings into account safety and insurance issues (I personnaly pushed for the college to actualy get some!).

 

This is the second year of a 2yr diploma course, a qualification that should (in theory) wipe the floor with the NPTC system, yet the lads are only just being allowed up the tree (first yrs are grounded).

 

I do not want to prevent people from joining the industry, to the contrary I do encourage people wanting to learn and develop for the right reasons in something that they care about (a rare thing nowadays!) I knowingly do not claim to be perfect, far from it as this gives me the drive to make an effort to improve my own standards.

So am I wrong that I care enough to try and do something about raising the standard?

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Maybe you should have discussed this directly with the college as opposed to making a post with leading questions. It wouldn't take much to work out which college it is. Did the students sign a waiver to allow the use of their pictures in this way

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Yes I know the pcture could be sharper! This was found during a random playabout on a search engine. I was not present, nor did I take this picture.

I do recognise the lads pictured (good hearted lads btw) They are both not minors (so no probs there). My issue Is I know the college they are attending is clearly not capable of delivering a level 3, 2yr national Diploma course. This has been discussed on numerous occasions with senior staff, who clearly dont seem to care that they are mis-selling a service.

 

option 1 - This was taken during a lesson, In which case the lecturer should not have allowed the lads on site due to the previously mentioned issues, let alone allowed them to take part in a practical lesson

*note - the college takes a huge pride in safeguarding students in every step*

 

option 2 - This was taken in own time, The tree is on the college grounds as is the kit used. Fair play to the lads for wanting to learn and develop skills, as I would always encourage this. My isue is the college knowingly lent kit for an allegedly unsupervised session, which brings into account safety and insurance issues (I personnaly pushed for the college to actualy get some!).

 

This is the second year of a 2yr diploma course, a qualification that should (in theory) wipe the floor with the NPTC system, yet the lads are only just being allowed up the tree (first yrs are grounded).

 

I do not want to prevent people from joining the industry, to the contrary I do encourage people wanting to learn and develop for the right reasons in something that they care about (a rare thing nowadays!) I knowingly do not claim to be perfect, far from it as this gives me the drive to make an effort to improve my own standards.

So am I wrong that I care enough to try and do something about raising the standard?

 

I just cannot see what you are getting your knickers in a twist about.

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