ECDL Update

Today i went down to the college to get my support sorted for the
ECDL
Course i mentioned. Well i thought it was ECDL anyway.

I arrived at 11 o’clock. There is a new person in charge of the support part of the college so that’s good. So anyway I found out that i might not be starting the ECDL course as planned. Apparently when the support officer had checked with the head of the course about what was happening and to find out who the teacher was, she was told that the course was postponed until the 22nd of September. That wasn’t the worst of it though.

During the summer i got a letter saying that the first half of the class would be essential skills, and that the second part would be the ECDL. That was fine. I found out today that funding had been withdrawn over the summer, then they decided to provide it again. Only now it wouldn’t be the ECDL, but Essential skills ICT. I felt that the essential skills, which would have been a level one was far too basic. Then the support officer saw that the full course might be in another part of the college slightly up from the current college. Well i think it used to be a gym but they have it as part of the college for some reason. I thought “Oh Happy days”, and the support woman went to make sure this was the case. She couldn’t get in contact with the person who runs the course or whoever, so then she came back and decided to sort out my support needs.

I have got a laptop and JAWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is far better than
Last Year
And how long i had to wait for practically the same things. Hopefully now that there is a new person who has taken over the support of the college, that things will go much more swimmingly. My dad then had to sign a couple of things saying that i had got the laptop and such.

After that, the support woman tried to get in touch with the person running the course again to see what was going on. It is now going to be an essential skills course. It is better than the ECDL apparently. It is essential skills level 2. I’m not sure what way the exams will work, but we will find that out over time i’m sure. We still don’t know if the class is on on Tuesday but the support woman is going to phone if it isn’t. Otherwise she is going to meet me on the Tuesday night just to show me where everything is and all that.

I am so glad that i have my support needs sorted early!!!!!!!!! Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just a pity everything else didn’t go as smoothly.

I still think they should tell you these things before you have to start the course !!!! Like at the start of september!!!



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