Ted Barrett                                                   - Training, Consultancy and Technical Services
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Ok Peeps,here is my blog for March and as usual late. Since Christmas I have been quite busy on the training business with a fair bit of travelling around as well. I have also been fairly busy at home in the last round of refurbishment and redecoration. Now I work for myself I can make much better progress on this DIY stuff as I am not just limited to working at weekends. It does take commitment though to keep pressing on with these jobs when you would really rather have a day off. Still, like all things the end result is something that gives satisfaction.

Having got the house back up to scratch I am now looking forward to holidays, enjoying the garden, riding my motorbike and the occasional assignment. My favourite thing is family meals in the garden on a summer evening, as Pa Larkin would say “Perfick”.

The arrival of the 18th Edition is scheduled for July 2018 as we had hoped (might make it easier for us to remember when it came into force). Areas of change or development so far revealed are Arc Fault protection, Transient Overvoltages, Embedded heating systems and of course Energy Efficiency. Just as when the 17th was looming, I will now make this a number one study area. As a member of the IET I will get a draft copy (probably in July of this year) for comment and have my ten pence worth.

I will start to build lesson plans as soon as I see the draft and monitor for changes and developments up until the final release. If you do read my blog, I will advise those interested when and where courses will be made available.

Before I close I’m going to have a quick rant. I will probably get crucified for this but I am getting fed up with negative comments about the new qualifications that are replacing the 2391. We seem to get this every year with school exams as well - “GCSEs and A Levels are all getting easier” “Dumbing-down!” Why is it that certain people have to knock our youngsters at every opportunity? Could it not be that the kids are getting better at passing exams? I hear people saying “The 2391 was a real test of skill” well yes, it was a real test of electrical science. That’s why 50% failed the bloody thing. I took the 2391 so I speak with experience and I think it was unnecessarily too hard. A good exam or assessment must be achievable and I feel that the 2391 was being set by people who did not have actual experience of day to day Inspection and Test. I think they were setting questions that pleased themselves but were not in the best interests of developing a useful technician. This is the trap that an inexperienced trainer can fall into – making a lesson that the trainer likes but does not deliver any training.

However, if you look at the latest qualifications from EAL and C&G they are much more industry linked. I have spent quite an amount of time delivering and assessing these latest courses and I feel the level is spot on. So ok, rant over. I’d better take a Ramipril before bedtime and try to doze off doing Zs calculations in my head.

Ooh, one more thing. If you haven’t read it yet, I thoroughly recommend anything by Alan Lynch in his “Part P Doctor” series. Forget the Part P bit, the content is very relevant to our field, incisive and helpful.

In closing I will quote those words immortalised from “Hill Street Blues” – “Let’s be careful out there”.


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