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  1. t0mskr
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    Hi all,
    I am an 18 year old apprentice from London studying the new 5357 Electrotechnial apprenticeship. So far it is going really well in college and at work however one thing is stumping me a little and that is the diary I am supposed to be keeping. My tutor refers to it as the 'CPD Diary', however it is also referred to as off the job training. Looking online I have found next to nothing about it (maybe because the 5357 is still quite new), but I believe it is supposed to make up 20% of my course as proof I have been training and looking into things in my own time. Now it may sound as if I am answering my own question, however it would be a great help if somebody with more knowledge could clarify what I am supposed to be writing; I still have a good couple of years left on my apprenticeship and I'm already struggling to think of entries. Do C&G really expect me to be looking into and reading up about electrical stuff outside of full time hours and college/studying for 20% of the 3-4 years? My tutor has made it clear that we cannot write about day to day things we have learnt at work or college. Any help or clarification would be much appreciated :)
     
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    Dobes_88 Jamie

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  3. gazdkw82
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    Who is dealing with your portfolio?

    JLS?

    JTL?
     
  4. t0mskr
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  5. t0mskr
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    We havent recieved our portfolios yet due to some issues higher up in my college (we were supposed to be getting them online but they haven't sorted it), but I am studying at my local college
     
  6. Loki
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    Its the same for me with Dcet. It works out about 1.5hrs each week learning on the job.
     
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    I'm doing the 5357 course too. I finish in 3 weeks though
     
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    Hi T0mskr

    I run the electrical apprenticeship department for a college so i can answer this.
    The 5357 requires a diary to be kept logging your 20% off the job learning, so people may refer to it as either a diary or 20% off the job (OTJ)
    This needs to log all the training you complete while working as an apprentice. This can to be learning that you do in the workplace and in the college.
    Some examples would include but not limited to:
    College classes
    Site inductions
    Toolbox talks
    Training courses you complete
    Learning new skills in the workplace
    shadowing in the workplace, say being shown how to use a new cable type.

    The diary can only be logged if the learning took place within your normal working hours, so reading about a new skill in the evening does not count. Your employer should be giving you 20% of your hours a week to do this. College day would count todays some of this depending on how many hours a week you attend college.
    Before you can take your AM2 at the end of your course your 20% diary will be checked and if you dont have logged enough hours then will be unable to sit the the AM2.

    Let me know if you need to know anything else

    Chris
     
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  9. t0mskr
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    Cheers mate, thanks for your help!
     
  10. t0mskr
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    Do you have to log the amount of hours for each entry?
     
  11. Crlclarke
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    Yes the log needs to have a time in minutes against each entry so this can be added together to show how many hours have been done in total.
     
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  12. t0mskr
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    Ok great, looks like I'll be starting it again haha.
    Thanks so much for your help.
     
  13. MFS Electrical
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    Should you not be a mentor rather than the yellow trainee badge?
     
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