On Thu, 13 Apr 2006, Ian Lynch wrote:
Do a Silver INGOT then. Its about L5 difficulty and
once I get through
the QCA bureaucracy - hopefully for September it will become a L1 VRQ.
Get them a real vocational qualification rather than worrying about KS3
tests no employer is going to give a second glance.
Ok, I don't know a lot about being accredited...
But, once you get it accredited won't that mean that it is no longer a
"Scout badge" type of thing, so you can no longer award it for "ah, you
tried, bless, here's your certificate"? I suppose I could always do the
higher staged Scout badges, which can be way harder than anything they kids
do at GCSE!
Quite a bit of the stuff I've come up with this year would fit into the
silver ingots (from memory) - but why bother? These kids are all going
to come out of school with oodles of bits of paper, so what difference
is an ingot going to make?
Who really cares about KS3 levels anyway? (ok, apart from for school
stats, VA tables and all that silly gubbins...)
BTW, if it is so buggy I hope that QCA are going to
get their money back
via Trading Standards on the grounds of fitness for purpose ;-)
Yeah, right after the pigs fly past the moon!