Overall experience, complete waste of my time and effort. I may have and HNC, which in the grand scheme of construction is nothing, it seemed effort and will to do well was never supported by tutors/ lectures. Would avoid this course at all costs.
I was fortunate enough to be sponsored to attend this course. However, very little effort was made by staff to offer opportunities to others in the class. The only method they seemed to know was word of mouth.
Most liked thing was the people in the class. Least liked about the course I have a long list. Firstly, the teachers did not have much of a clue what they were trying to teach which led to a huge amount of confusion in the class about expectations etc. Lectures did not provide any feedback until the due date of the assignments leaving very little time for you to make alterations. As well as this lectures often say 'just email me, I always reply to my emails' this is 100% not the case. I had to hassle each lecture for feedback and guidance on my work content. This was also changed on a regular bases, assignment where often given before briefs were finished. One instance when the main lecture gave us an assignment that was due two hours later. Needless to say we all underperformed in this section. Another lecturer said "You know more about Health and safety than me so just crack on lads." I have no idea about these subjects hence why I am learning about it. If I had not being sponsored I would have no attended 'classes' from about Christmas, the teaching content was poor and I expected to do self-learning but guidance toward learning resources simple did not exist, the resources that are suggested to use in the assignment brief is all the same. Finally to add insult to injury once I stopped attending the college as all my work had been handed in and I was told my work was at a Distinction grade. The exam boards deemed the marking/ feedback insufficient and changed the grades. I am not saying my work wasn't up to standard and if deemed by the exam board then so be it. Just another point that the feedback, grading was poor on all fronts.
Didn't get involved as I was only part time and did not interest me.
Computers were incredible, working all the time (except for when IT changed your password without any prior notice) the canteen was average, only downside of that was a poor coffee machine. The worst facility was the printer, never seemed to work ink had always ran out which was annoying as I needed most my work printed in colour.
Live Locally, Newcastle has the best night life period. Clubs, Bars, restaurants are all incredible well worth a visit.
Terrible. Tutors/Feedback none existent. It was an open joke in the class about not getting feedback. This was particularly annoying as I want to achieve the highest grade so I can go to full University next year.