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Ladder69
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I'm currently doing my POELT training, the apprenticeship version. If anyone wants to ask me some questions I'll try my best to answer them
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When did you start the course
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Is your training course residential or do you travel to the centre everyday??
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I started mid october and it's none residential, I drive there every day. It's not far from where I live though.
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How long did your vetting take? And how long after vetting did you start your course? I'm 5 weeks Into vetting now and I just wanna get started!
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I start soon and doing the diploma... I didn’t think the apprenticeship started until next year?
Also how far are you from the training centre?
I’m worried that my course might change and I’ll have to drive the 65 miles everyday? Surely they wouldn’t expect that?
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I've the same question as LondonLad reference the apprenticeship side of things --- my Contract says one thing , letter with start date says another ---

I start a week Monday , what were the first 2 weeks at the establishment like ? What was day one like ?

Are you enjoying it 1?
ARC - 21 Mar 2020
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How are you doing apprenticeship if you started mid October? I was supposed to do the apprenticeship but they cancelled all until next year. I'm 4 weeks into 8 week poelt course doing the diploma although have been at my establishment since April
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My contract said NVQ level 3 but my joining instructions said diploma.
Apparently I’m doing the diploma.

With regards to training , they do still provide accommodation don’t they? Even with the current covid situation? I don’t fancy driving 65 miles each way to the training centre..
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£292.50 a week in your pocket when you claim fuel londonlad😉😉 if you can't get accommodation
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Well I just wrote out a response but it doesn't seem to have posted :slm:

I'm doing a hybrid apprenticeship where I have to fill out workbooks and pass assessments rather than the old style exam.

First 2 weeks at my establishment was really good, even by the end of the 2 weeks shadowing I barely had any prisoners start a conversation with me, probably because I'm a new face. If you have confidence and a personality you should do fine. Although I will add your experience will vary massively depending on your establishment.
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Taff that’s a lot of money! But driving potentially 65 miles each way in rush hour, in winter, I’d be knackered! Especially with 3 kids at home ! I’d be driving home to drive back again !
Plus I think my car would die !
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So basically ladder, your doing the diploma over 8 weeks with the 13 workbooks ?
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Has the poelt changed in any way due to covid? Are you still able to learn everything needed?
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Yes king of the kippa, 8 weeks instead of 10 and the 13 work books.

J129 Basically every one is just kept 2 meters apart where possible. Everything is going ahead as normal.