Another great course which followed on nicely from the installer 1. In addition to the course content, being in the trade himself, Nicky was able to offer an insight into real world situations and also offer advice on running a business and the expectations of the customer.
- Sam was excellent - We covered way more than I expected (Which was great) - Some of the equipment could do with replacing (several Sockets/Switches etc were faulty) - Sandwiches were great - Staff were very helpful - The main room where we did the training could have done with some more natural light
I was very disappointed with the Domestic Installer 2 course, We did not complete all the elements in the syllabus. i.e. we did not cover SWA and several of us did not get to put install a Cooker point, Boiler point, Spur up etc. The Trainer's industry experience was invaluable and he is a great guy and someone you can have a beer with! However, he lacked professionalism (constant use of bad language, making fun of the students) he also just put music on which whilst nobody really minds, with everything else the learning experience was extremely poor!) He treated the situation as if he was working on site and we were his employees, I found his casual approach to the structure of course very disappointing and he seemed to spend more time on his phone and doing what seemed to be his own personal documentation than he did providing any real instruction to the students! There was one chap on the course that needed a lot more help and he did not get it! There is no question that he knows what he is talking about but I have to question his ability to passing that knowledge on to students! I was very surprised that the only training we had for passing the Building Regs exam was to give us 2 old test papers the night before to read through at home and then to review the answers 15 mins before we went in to the exam. We all passed but this was very poor!