Trade assessment

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  1. Howdy, I've been trying to find some info on the chippy trade assessment at Chatham but I've hit a wall. I'm at Gib at the moment doing my B3 and I've asked my training staff and PSO to no avail. Basically all I know is its 4-6 weeks to come out as a class 1. Does anyone of the Arrse community know what the chippy assessment involves? Its been a while since collage and I'm rough round the edges as to the correct standards of a chippy (Been on site for 6 years, got a few bad habits) so a heads up on the details of the course will make my revision easier. And I have looked around the site for info again, can't see anything.

    Cheers for any information.
     
  2. If the PSO at gib is still ssgt D**** then you've got more chance of finding a self respecting lass from chatham than getting help off that tube.
     
  3. No he is an officer, good bloke too. Sorted me out a treat with regards to my trade switch.
     
  4. Youll go to the chippy shop make some crap to get your skills back upto speed.Once there happy youll do a test piece which could be a panelled frame with a curved arch. (Think four small raised panels in a frame with the bottom rail being curved)Its all done by hand and you have so many hours to do it. And Mr Tiplers still a cock of the highest order, so put plenty of sweeteners in his tea as he's diabetic and with any luck it may kill the miserable old shit!
     
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  5. That doesn't sound too bad, I thought it would be a sucking eggs kinda jobby. Cheers for that, sounds like a breeze.
     
  6. It is, a bit.
    But you'll do a class 2 test piece first which was a louvre door but you only do a section about 2' square, (think side rail centre rail so the mortice, bottom panel, again raised and shaped by hand then a few louvres.
    If that goes well then you'll just do bits and bobs of practices.
     
  7. Its been a while since my accuracy and finesse with my work has been tested. Not much pride goes into throwing up studwork and truss roofs, ill have to practice a few joints when I can. By the way you describe it, it does sound like its more joinery based than 1st fix which is a musty memory from my collage days, especially a louvre door. But if I managed it as a useless spotty teenage lad it should be fine, cheers again for the heads up I take it you went through the assessment then?
     
  8. Did the A2 as a boy at Chepstow then the A1 at Chatham dunno how much has changed but you'll never use it again lol so don't forget them studwork skills lol