Woodland during Autumn


Assessment Centre Update

Our chainsaw and climbing trainers are doing it right!

In November, we headed up to Writtle College for our City & Guilds Assessment Centre update, led by Sally Crickmore (always has an amazing story to tell - check out Threadbear Fred!) and Nick Cooke (great introductory games!) from City & Guilds.

After sampling some anonymous assessment paperwork and discussing good practice, we were really pleased to note how good our chainsaw and climbing assessors are! Of course, we already knew this but it is even better to have evidence!

  • very positive candidate feedback
  • relaxed but professionally run
  • paperwork clear and informative
  • putting candidates at ease quickly
  • plenty of time provided

Part of the update was to train us to become invigilators - so we are now both fully trained and able to invigilate written exams. Although this isn't a requirement for chainsaw or climbing based assessments, it is required for many others, including pesticides.

Thanks again to Sally and Nick and to all our instructors and assessors who make the whole process run smoothly and a positive one for all.