TECHNICAL TRAINING

#1
Hi there I was wondering if anyone could tell me the ammount of maths involved in the electronics techniction trade withing the REME and what kind of maths thanx.
 
#2
When I was there (87) very close to A level standard, don't recall any calculus but definatley everything else you can think of.

If you struggle with maths don't even think about it, Maths pool was a pretty steep learning curve (again this was a little while ago), if your new to some of the subject matter you only had 4 weeks to get your act together and pass the course.

Somebody who has been through SEE (or whatever they are calling it now) recently will no doubt give you a better idea.

Zippy483
 
#3
Yher im not the greatest at maths however I did pass the technical selection test for this trade as I understand there is a 6 week intensive maths course.
 
#4
HENDO said:
Hi there I was wondering if anyone could tell me the ammount of maths involved in the electronics techniction trade withing the REME and what kind of maths thanx.
You may be better advised learning how to spell before thinking about maths!!!
 
#5
thanks for that advice I will get straight onto sorting out my spelling before I even attempt to join a technical corps I never realised just how stupid I am
 
#6
And stop grovelling!
 
#7
The maths on the aptitude test at the ACIO or wherever you take it now was nothing like the math you will encounter at the trade school, again with the caveat that it is a little while since I was there. I cannot emphasise enough that if your maths is weak you really have a lot of work to do before getting on to the maths course.

Zippy483
 
#8
Three students go to a shop to buy a TV. They see one in the window for £30 so they all bung in a tenner each.
After purchasing the TV, they leave the shop whereupon the shopkeeper comes out and tells them he has made a mistake and the TV was only supposed to be £25. He gives them 5 £1 coins and they each take one and give him the other two for his honesty.

Each student gave in £10
Received £1 back each

Thus only spent £9 each - 3x9=£27 Plus the £2 for the shopkeeper = £29

Where did the other £1 go?

If you can solve this you should be OK!!!
 
#12
HENDO said:
Hi there I was wondering if anyone could tell me the ammount of maths involved in the electronics techniction trade withing the REME and what kind of maths thanx.
Hendo,

You need a minimum of GCSE Maths grade C, I think, along with English and a Science. But don't bother if you scraped a Grade C - the course will kill you!

The course is aimed at teaching you to A Level maths including calculus before you go onto the electronics or aircraft phase. Trig, algebra and statistics are the other topics, IIRC. You also do hand skills, tech drawing and science. 12 weeks in the classroom and workshop! 4.5 days per week with a 7 hour day, and prep twice a week in the evening. Further study will be expected.

Accurate written and spoken English might be useful! Any form of dyslexia or dyscalculia will cause you problems and will limit your promotion prospects.

Litotes
 
#13
Litotes said:
Any form of dyslexia or dyscalculia will cause you problems and will limit your promotion prospects.
Litotes
Not in this new mans Army(if its mild dyslexia for instance)
and definitely shouldn't limit promotion prospects

Further training and coaching will be available for you if you find it a problem
Contact the essential skills department in the nearest Army Education Centre
:)

Shame on you Litotes, did you sleep during the EO brief? :lol:
 
#14
norfolk_boy.

I must pick you up on your grammatical error. YOU SAID "Any Tech worth his/her salt can solve that in seconds!"
When did the he's join??? Chuffin mincer
 
#15
BadManners said:
Litotes said:
Any form of dyslexia or dyscalculia will cause you problems and will limit your promotion prospects.
Litotes
Not in this new mans Army(if its mild dyslexia for instance)
and definitely shouldn't limit promotion prospects

Further training and coaching will be available for you if you find it a problem
Contact the essential skills department in the nearest Army Education Centre
:)

Shame on you Litotes, did you sleep during the EO brief? :lol:
Judging by the quality of some of the documentation produced by various organisations, Officers (senior, middle-ranking and junior) and Civil Servants that I am forced to read on a daily basis, it has long been compulsory in the MOD to have mild dyslexia. In fact, IMHO, anyone able to accurately spell dyslexia is now limited to no higher than Captain - and that isn't a Naval Captain!

I take your point, BM, but would ask if you want to fly in a helicopter or work in a CR2 that is maintained by a REME tradesman with dyslexia?

If soldiers cannot read or write, they must take up the offer of instruction in basic skills from those excellent people in the ETS.

When I joined some time ago, the standard joke about poor communication was the one about "send three and fourpence, we're going to a dance"! It seems to have lost its impact since decimalisation, but the message is the same now as it was then. If a soldier or officer cannot read and write to a reasonable standard, they will struggle in today's modern Army.

I occasionally see soldiers answering exams in "text" language and expecting to do well. They can only pass exams if they are capable of conveying the knowledge in their brain to the lecturer via the written word. Giving them 25% extra time helps them - but try asking for extra time on ops....

I can feel a rant coming on. I'll have to go and lie down....

And, yes, I was asleep. You could have nudged me!

Litotes
 
#17
Tiffy_Massive said:
When did the he's join??? Chuffin mincer
Actually Big man, we as a Corps are gonna have a big problem on our hands.....now that civil partnerships are being recognised within the MOD, can you imagine all the techs that are now gonna tie the knot with each other!!!
 
#18
LoL Litotes,
How could I nudge you when I too was daydreaming?
I always rely on the QM to wake we when its my turn to have a go on the lecturn.


I take your point, but its not just about giving more time on tests etc, reality is that what we would once recognise as dylexia/dyspraxia et al
is now commonplace in the new joiners. TXT Spk is a real problem within society in general and not just the younger generation.
Spelling is not corrected in schools as it discourages freedom of thought and may upset a learner which in turn makes an unhappy classroom.
Instead of feckin em off we now find we must carry on where the schools left off(or failed as some would say)

Before someone asks......no I am not ETS (yet) but I do have an interest in learning support/essential skills.

Soapbox.....off......I am :)
 
#19
Hendo, don't worry too much about the maths, if you are prepared to work hard in the classroom the lecturer's will help you out if you so require. I struggled in basic and in upgraders and on tiffy course but I did work hard and have certainly reaped the benefits of a technical career.
My advice mate, go for it - if you pass then you'll find that you have a good trade that is recognised in civvy street as well as the chance of quick(ish) promotion. If you fail, what have you lost?

Enjoy
 

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