Originally Posted by steve gregory
well ive just done my Pttls and my A1, done my shadowing with Kevin Morris @ UTN and guess what ,,they have now changed the criteria so you have to take 12 part 1's before you can shadow a part 2 then take 12 part 2's before you can shadow a advanced ....And the best bit ...Who the F*** does back to back part1's for 6mths solid....??????AT this moment in time im wondering if the 4 grand it has cost me was worth it.......that is including loss of earnings... Only 1 man knows and that is Dave Mosley at NASC ....can ya get hold of him ? does he reply to any emails???? dus he F***.....all ya get dave is in a meeting today....What exactly are NASC playing at????? Then to top it off INSTUCTORS CARDS AR BEING REMOVED so no instuctors will av proof of who they are...ITS A JOKE ( NASC AND CISRS GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER.)
So the reality is you have spend 72wks teaching and 6wks shadowing to achieve instructor status. This will benefit the CITB and training providers as most of the courses will be delivered by "trainee instructors" on a salary significantly lower than a "Qualified Instructor".
It will also tie trainees into training centers for around 2yrs before they can train abroad or on a freelance basis. It makes sense from NASC/CITB point of view but IMO it will prove a step to far for many experienced scaffs wanting to give something back and follow an Instructor career path