Whilst it's been going on, I've not had so much time for study, but I managed to get assignment 11 in, and am now waiting to receive the next modules of my course and, the best bit of course, is I should now soon get my dates for my first 2 weeks at the training centre, to do some practical work and assessments. I'm really looking forward to getting there finally and it will be the first milestone complete.It's all well and good studying from books at home, but there's just no amount of study that can compete with good hands on experience. Unfortunately, my friend isn't able to afford to pay to take someone on at the moment, though I'm just grateful to have been able to tag along and learn what I can. I've also been able to bring away a few things for my practice boards, so I hope to get some more time over this next week or so having a bash at a few lighting circuits etc.
My next move will be to try and buy a cheap second hand multi-function meter, just so I can get plenty of practice in testing on my board and my own circuits, and be able to become proficient in the full range of dead and live tests. No doubt that will still amount to a fair bit of saving up, but after this fortnight I think it will definitely be worthwhile and of great benefit. Before that though, my first investment is going to be in some snickers work pants and decent knee protection! I've managed grudgingly with the pair I have, the trousers themselves are not too bad, but the knee pads have already proved themselves pretty rubbish. I'm going to give snickers a try and see how I get on with those.