Just had to look this up on the main qualifications database
YES ITS LEGIT
Just look how many guided learning hours it should take to complete this unit ........
Unit details Using Public Transport
This unit covers using public transport to make a journey.
Unit reference numberF/101/4734
Unit level Entry Level
Unit sub-areas•14 Preparation for Life and Work
•14.1 Foundations for Learning and Life
Unit guided learning hours 60
Unit grading system Pass
Unit assessment methods Portfolio of Evidence
when your in a hole......keep digging.Bury's Youth Support Services Manager, Barbara Lewis, defended: "This certificate isn't just about getting on the bus, it's about time management, working out bus routes and for some people, travelling alone for the first time.
My favourite bit:
Sadly, Bobby's younger brother Joe, 13, failed Using Public Transport (Unit 1). Bobby concluded: "Maybe he wasn't up to it."
My bus pass arrived yesterday. I'm just planning where to go, maybe Hereford as a starter. Only one change at Worcester.
Bus travel is one of those things that come with experience like many life skills....i wouldn't say i considered it a trivial undertaking when i first started using the bus, we can dole out certificates for tying up shoelaces and learnign to use a knife and fork for young people to take home to mum and dad and pin up on the wall.....but then it becomes a process of dumbing down when you start down the road having exam boards recognising these 'achievements'.
Which part of the cert covers dealing with w***** bus drivers who interpret the 'bus stopping' buzzer to mean 'drive on' ?
Although some may find it funny, it is good for people who aren't confident travelling alone or indeed people with special needs travelling to their destination. It's small ideas like this that can give many people a big confidence boost - so I'm all for it
There are plenty of people for whom getting a bus on their own is a real achievement and it should be acknowledged. If you've never done it, talk to someone who deals with pupils having a variety of special needs and ask them what the phrase "independent traveller" means - it's nothing to do with students on a gap year!
except it doesn't say anywhere that the certificate exists for such purposes. But then the idea was probably dreamt up by a left-wing do gooder like srochford so that we can all become caring, sharing, understanding sorts as members of society. And then the PC do-gooders get all condoscending when others don't see their own 360 degree view of the benefit to society as a whole of certificates for getting on the bus.
there was an element of tongue in cheek with the last paragraph, but the serious point is that i've found you to have become a bit tiring of late.
Last edited by witch; 16th August 2009 at 06:18 PM. Reason: edited to remove insult
I'm not remotely suggesting that there's any "benefit to society as a whole" for qualifications/certificates like this and I have no problem with people laughing at mis-use of quals (if that's what actually happened) but for a small number of people this would be a valid qualification, recognising that they have achieved something pretty special.
I think all arguments like this are supposed to descend to calling the other person a Nazi; so I'd guess I should do that now :-) In your Nazi world, we'd have no need of low level qualifications because we'd just get rid of anyone with any kind of disability and life would be lovely :-)
Look I told you all anyone who disagrees with me is wrong a
Why doesnt parenting come in to this discussion. Surely the parents should be showing the kids how to catch a bus. Its like 50p to go a couple of stops. Kids are now having their teeth brushed by the teachers at school in the nursery dept.. I fail to see why this should be a legitimate thing. Special Needs kids excepted, but where do we draw the line?
Certificate for crossing the road? Certificate for buying a bag of apples?
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