On 11/21/09, Aine O'Mahony wrote: > Hi John I am currently on the ECDL course and have to say I find it > brilliant, I think the disaplin they mean is you have to do your 30hrs a > week and what you put in you will get out. Im finished in March and feel > confident to work in radio. students decide what work area they would like > to work in and the Network guides you in the right direction. Im with N.L.N > in Limerick Dear Aine, Thanks to you (and everyone else) for your feedback. I've tried to take it all on board. I've even remembered to change the subject line as Paul requested. Unlike Aine, I did not have a good experience with the NLN. At my interview, they grilled me for 90 minutes. No aspect of my life went unprobed. At the end, I felt like asking: "Can I get dressed now?" The person I would have been working with was a frustrated drill sargeant. She was banging on about discipline and quoting rules and regulations. She told me she was going to be round to my house once a week and that I couldn't have the computerin my bedroom. And then she dropped the M word. Yes, I had to attend meetings two or three times a month. I hate meetings. They're a complete waste of time. Also, I tend to literally fall asleep during meetings because I'm so bored (and I have hypohaemia). I tried to explain how difficult it would be for me to arrange transport in order for me to be able to attend but it didn't cut much ice. In the end, I was left with the impression (rightly or wrongly) they were going to micromanage me and it would be more of a strait-jacket than a course. So I asked on this list for ideas/suggestions and Jackie's approach seemed like the best way forward for me. I spoke to my contact in FAS and she's putting the wheels in motion. Wish me luck, yours, John.