To Lackey - have you ever thought about Career Development Loan.(CDL)


J

John Scovell

Just wondering if you have ever though about CDL. Its just you say
that you want training to learn skill then CDL might be the answer.
I think you must mentioned teaching english to foreign students. I
think a full time course takes about 6-8 weeks. I know someone who did
a similar course and is now working in the field.
As an alternative have you thought about doing a part time coures at
FE college? You could work park time while you are doing the course or
continue to sign on as long as you look for work.
The thing is going by your previous posting you will end up having
your benefit stopped so it might be better for you to be proactive.
John
PS As a matter of interest did you ever have problems in holding
unskilled jobs down. I'm not trying to be funny just wondering.
 
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L

Lackey

: Just wondering if you have ever though about CDL. Its just you say
: that you want training to learn skill then CDL might be the answer.
: I think you must mentioned teaching english to foreign students. I
: think a full time course takes about 6-8 weeks. I know someone who did
: a similar course and is now working in the field.
: As an alternative have you thought about doing a part time coures at
: FE college? You could work park time while you are doing the course or
: continue to sign on as long as you look for work.
: The thing is going by your previous posting you will end up having
: your benefit stopped so it might be better for you to be proactive.

I am not sure what you mean, who is CDL, I have been looking at part time
courses, nothing worth a toss unless you want to be a beautician, WTF is
wrong with the colleges, why cant they offer real courses, trades are what
people need.



: John
: PS As a matter of interest did you ever have problems in holding
: unskilled jobs down. I'm not trying to be funny just wondering.

No, I could keep any job even when it bored me shitless I would still
continue to do it, what used to upset me was the lousey pay, I have walked
out of my last 3 jobs because of this, the last one being for 9 yrs, cut
this cut that, treble the work load, we were paid shit money as it was,
anyone would have thought we were earning millions the way the management
kept on at us about cuts, whilst our pay was cut they were awarded pay rises
in the form of larger bonus's for money saved on contracts, sack one of
those idle bstrds who do nothing all day long then hire 10 workers and still
save money, thats what I used to say :)
 
M

martin

CDL= Career Development Loan. I had one and I wish I hadnt. I chose to take
it and thats my responsibility but at the time I was doing a course and,
aside from claiming dole (which everyone else did), it was the ony way to
get some cash. Bad move; not that the college cared. One think ive noticed
about colleges and universities is that they dont seem to show an concern
about students getting into debt and that their advice seems to be get into
as much debt as you can so long as you can stay here and get us some funds.

IIRC a CDL wont give you a huge amount of money, mine was for £1200.
 
J

John Scovell

A career development loan is a scheme operated by certain banks in
which they wil loan you up to £8000 to do a training course. While you
are on the course you don't have to pay anything back and the interest
rates are I think lower than normal.
 
L

Lackey

: A career development loan is a scheme operated by certain banks in
: which they wil loan you up to £8000 to do a training course. While you
: are on the course you don't have to pay anything back and the interest
: rates are I think lower than normal.
:

Sounds good to me, where the hell am I going to find a course that costs 8
grand, Oxford? Cambridge?, you have only got to look at the college web
sites to see what a right load of old tosh is on offer.

A better way to get me back to work would be to use the money to pay for
facilities and equipment, I like the idea of being an MOT tester with my own
little garage, 2 hydraulic ramps and away you go, sorted.
 
Z

Zoe Brown

Lackey said:
: A career development loan is a scheme operated by certain banks in
: which they wil loan you up to £8000 to do a training course. While you
: are on the course you don't have to pay anything back and the interest
: rates are I think lower than normal.
:

Sounds good to me, where the hell am I going to find a course that costs 8
grand, Oxford? Cambridge?, you have only got to look at the college web
sites to see what a right load of old tosh is on offer.

A better way to get me back to work would be to use the money to pay for
facilities and equipment, I like the idea of being an MOT tester with my own
little garage, 2 hydraulic ramps and away you go, sorted.
And what skills do you have currently that will help you with this ambition
?
 
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J

John Scovell

Lackey said:
: A career development loan is a scheme operated by certain banks in
: which they wil loan you up to £8000 to do a training course. While you
: are on the course you don't have to pay anything back and the interest
: rates are I think lower than normal.
:

Sounds good to me, where the hell am I going to find a course that costs 8
grand, Oxford? Cambridge?, you have only got to look at the college web
sites to see what a right load of old tosh is on offer.
The loan is up to 8 grand. Ie it can be a lot less.
 
J

John Scovell

CDL don't have to be at colleges of FE. They can be at commercial
training providers etc. For example of you wanted to go into
journalism then you could use a CDL to train as a journalist.
 
A

Andy

For reference, it looks like the following website goes into quite a lot of
detail with regards to CDL's

http://www.lifelonglearning.co.uk

Apparently, it is possible to claim up to 80% of the course fees - but 100%
is payable for people unemployed for 3mths or longer at the time of
application. Nothing is repaid until one month after completion of the
course.
 
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Z

Zoe Brown

Apparently, it is possible to claim up to 80% of the course fees - but 100%
is payable for people unemployed for 3mths or longer at the time of
application. Nothing is repaid until one month after completion of the
course.
I thought that most colleges offered free course to those on benefits ? I
did my Alevels for free...
 

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