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Training to this standard used to be the norm(20years ago).

Nowadays the NVQ or what ever they are seem to be a sham.

The last time I had a trainee which was about 5 years ago the only guy in Scotland who could assess him and judge him was the area manager for Timpsons?

This cant be right????? Can it??

Thoughts.......

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Well that certainly opened a door to somewhere!!

 

This Mr google? does he work for the multiples?

As for City & Guilds, most of the questions required a physical input rather than multi-choice questions but I will set you a few tests later on in the week.

Anyone know what Mulling Liquid is? (without "Googling" it)

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Carnuba is a hard wax, all the rest are abrasives.

That was a question in level 1 so you cant now get to level 3.

Sorry hibs but you now have to go for a job as a Call Centre operative,

good news is that you get free sunshine all the year round as you will be based in our India Office.

 

 

Mulling liquid was used to soften leather soles by diluting with water, acted as a sort of "Gozin" with anti fugicidal properties prior to use.

Made the leather so soft it was like cutting through butter. (Band scourers were not invented at that time)

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Lee, the question on abrasives was modern, Carnuba is Astral Wax.

 

Mulling liquid was not a question from C&G, just asking if anyone knew what it was.

 

Here's one that would have kept you busy for hours, (from stage 3)

 

Describe the general principles and adjustments necessary when operating shoe repair machinery, including safe working methods of the following,

a, goodyear type outsole stitcher

b,blake sewing machine

c,combination finisher

d,bandscourer

e,Lockstitch insole stitching machine

f, cement press

g, patching machine.

(written test)

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The wrong answer in the wrong way so I can have a laugh :wink:

 

I'm not in favour of written tests, many folk cant put into words what they know how to do manually.

Some can talk you through the answer but cant write it, they go to pieces.

Plus you dont know if they are after just a few key words or a darned essay.

 

Some of the questions in stage 3 relate to writing about the responsibilities regarding Health & Safety and is more a managerial test.

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Describe the general principles and adjustments necessary when operating shoe repair machinery, including safe working methods of the following, etc etc (written test)

 

I have to admit, despite writing a lot here, I would be hopeless at both a written and verbal test about these machines. I would rather an examiner came in mis-aligned, re-adjusted what ever he wanted gave me a shoe and said fix that stitch that and you have xxx minutes or what ever. My view is there are two kinds of people in this world

 

academics - good at written and verbal tests & practical people - good at fixing things with there minds and hands not with a pencil or their mouth!

 

Lee

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