13 May How do I go about becoming a sign writer?
Nick attends Highbury College in Portsmouth once a week on a Business Administration HNC – this is the learning part of his course. Highbury College run the course continuously so students can enrol throughout the year. They start when the next module starts and keep attending until they have completed them all.
He is also doing an NVQ level 4. This he does in his own time and uses evidence and learning from the workplace. His tutor from Highbury comes out to assess him and so far it is really working well.
As an employer, we are learning so much through Nick. All the modern software systems, lots of new policy implementation at the moment as well as re-evaluating things we have done for years. He is already suggesting new niches we might adopt and we have adopted a few new working practices too.
For Nick, it means he has no educational debt but he will have an educational qualification valid in any type of business (not just limited to the sign industry) as well as proven hands on experience in the sign industry. Business Administration can be taken to degree level standard.