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    Hi guys,

    Just finished my second week of training at the City of Glasgow College, went down the Clyde marine route and ended up sponsored by Zodiac, not the best news but not the end of the world!

    Somehow Clyde Marine ended up putting me on the NC course rather than the HND even though I already have and engineering degree! I've spoken to my training officer and she has contacted Zodiac to clear the transfer to the HND course with them. That was last friday, so its been 7 days and I've heard nothing.

    What im getting to is, does anyone know the sort of time frame I'm looking at for this to happen? I don't want to get to week 5 and have to spend 3 weeks intensely catching up! The college are keen for me to change and are just waiting for the word from Zodiac.

    My training officers reply to "What time frame and we looking at here just a rough guess in your experience?" was "I don't know, I don't CONTROL Zodiac" which I found particularly annoying.

    Cheers,

    Rob

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    Hi Rob, welcome to the site!

    I think it'll be difficult to get an answer simply because that's not something that happens all that often. Keep at them, and hopefully you'll get something back sooner rather than later. At least you're not too far in yet!

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    • #3
      I have a friend who was doing the FD route and at the end of his phase 1 decided it wasn't for him and wanted to change to HND. Took about 2 weeks till it was all finalised. However like Charlie said it's not a very easy question to answer, could be a few days if you're just starting, could still be a few weeks.

      Sorry about that! I wouldn't worry to much either way as during your first few weeks both courses run pretty similarly!

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      • #4
        Right, just to clear the air here.

        Whilst the HNC and HND are two separate courses, you need to do the HNC (or NC) before you do the HND, hence why you are doing the HNC bit first.

        Now what I don't quite understand is, if you have an Engineering Degree why are you doing a HND? Surely, if it's mechanical or electrical you should be able to just zoom along the "accelerated path" that CMT have and do it that way?
        I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.....

        All posts here represent my own opinion and not that of my employer.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by GuinnessMan View Post
          Right, just to clear the air here.

          Whilst the HNC and HND are two separate courses, you need to do the HNC (or NC) before you do the HND, hence why you are doing the HNC bit first.

          Now what I don't quite understand is, if you have an Engineering Degree why are you doing a HND? Surely, if it's mechanical or electrical you should be able to just zoom along the "accelerated path" that CMT have and do it that way?
          I think they want me on the PD route, but some lecturers are refering to it as an HND or the PD, so I was under the impression it was the same thing, but I may be wrong.

          That's irrelevant as I'm just wondering if anyone had an idea of how long I could be waiting.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by braesthomson View Post
            I think they want me on the PD route, but some lecturers are refering to it as an HND or the PD, so I was under the impression it was the same thing, but I may be wrong.

            That's irrelevant as I'm just wondering if anyone had an idea of how long I could be waiting.
            You're missing my point. If you have a Mechanical or Electrical Engineering degree, then you don't need to do all the academics for the course. All you need to do is your Workshop Skills, Short Courses and Seatime/MNTB book.

            Why bother wasting all that money having you redo the academics you should have already done? What discipline of Engineering is your degree in?
            I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.....

            All posts here represent my own opinion and not that of my employer.

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            • #7
              Indeed; I did what you're doing(or should be doing). It was nebulously called the SVQ course because that's what you ended up with. Graduate conversion was run separately from the other courses as you only needed to do Workshop skills plus some untested marine engineering knowledge. Apologies for the nosiness - what's your degree in and what did you graduate with? What did your Letter of Initial Assessment say?
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              down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for
              new vocabulary.' - James Davis Nicoll

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