After completing his secondary schooling at James Hargest College Devon was offered an apprenticeship with Southern Group Training and is currently on placement with host company Rayners.
To complete the Level 4 National Certificate in Heating & Ventilation Engineering Devon must complete a range of unit standards comprising both theory and practical elements.
Devon’s off job theory training is being provided through distance learning (correspondence) which is supplemented with a three week block course each year. Completing the theory elements through distance learning requires a good level of self motivation and discipline to achieve them on a regular basis. The development and adherence to a study plan is an excellent idea.
Failure to complete correspondence assignments on a regular basis can add considerably to the length of time it takes to complete an apprenticeship and the onus of responsibility rests with the apprentice.