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Hi lads. I’m currently doing my apprenticeship with JTL, second year. So far I’m doing much better that I was expected from myself when started the course.
I need a bit of an advice regarding my future and qualifications. If I feel capable of doing it, would it be a good idea to get testing and inspection (and possibly level 4 in design and verification) while I’m still an apprentice ? Or do you think it will be too much to learn for an apprentice and I should wait to get am2 sorted?
Any adivices ? What order should I pick and which way would be an ideal to get it sorted ?

Thank you
 
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You should have experience in testing and inspecting before taking the course. To do the level 4 in design you will need your level 3 for your apprenticeship
 
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I would definitely consider taking the 2391 shortly after passing your core qualifications, as the information you learned during your course will still be fresh.
 

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Make sure you nail the full NVQ3 apprenticeship first then as the above poster states, 2391 testing and inspection, then with a couple of years hands on come back to the design side of things. Having said that some students I have taught in the past were quite capable of going straight onto level 4 and beyond as they were more office orientated . Its up to you to make decision for yourself.
 

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The 2396 is all theory based but it would be brilliant if you got that under your belt so early, it would set you apart a bit for sure!! Its in two parts, a 3hr written exam and also a project you do at home. There is no reason you can't do it of you want it. Do 2391 first and have T&I done to death..... and then do the 2396. Good luck with it!!
 
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Thanks for your opinions gents. I'll keep on teaching myself at the moment in between the college blocks, bought a few books and found some helpful videos (if you have any good resources - it will be appreciated). I'll try to make myself ready for them both, and then see when is the best time to do it.
I am aware that experience on site is essential, however these courses (as some of you mentioned above, but correct me if I'm wrong) are mostly based on theory, calculations, knowing the regs etc. I'm enjoying learning all this stuff, after work, late nights, so hopefully I'll be able to do them shortly after or even before the AM2.
 
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