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Just for fun...what's your most useless qualification?!

Old Mar 6th 2008, 1:46 pm
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Spid and I have been comparing qualifications (don't know why....seemed like a good idea!!!) and I have come to the conclusion that we are two well qualified women....

However....in my deep, dark and mysterious past I was sent on a cheerleading course. I passed and am now the proud owner of a pair of red fluffy shakers (do not EVER call them pom-poms said the course leader ) and a certificate saying I am a qualified cheerleader.

So far I have had no use for this qualification that my school spent £75 on! Maybe that'll change when we make it over there!!!

So come on expaters - whats yours?!

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Old Mar 6th 2008, 1:51 pm
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Originally Posted by saritabear View Post
Spid and I have been comparing qualifications (don't know why....seemed like a good idea!!!) and I have come to the conclusion that we are two well qualified women....

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Thank you very much! Why, because it was fun to play qualification poker. However, you win. My most useless qualification is a certificate to say i attended the most boring course in the world - a whole day on Helath and Safety in the WOrkplace. Snore!ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.

Oh, also just remembered - i did a course about how to sit correctly in front of a computer! Bizzare - i even still have the certificate somewhere. The most stupid thing about it was i was a teacher and i didn't ever use my computer sitting down only ever plugged it in the use the interactive whiteboard. SO i am fully qualified to sit on a chair! Ho- bloody- ray
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Old Mar 6th 2008, 2:01 pm
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Thank you very much! Why, because it was fun to play qualification poker. However, you win. My most useless qualification is a certificate to say i attended the most boring course in the world - a whole day on Helath and Safety in the WOrkplace. Snore!ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.

Oh, also just remembered - i did a course about how to sit correctly in front of a computer! Bizzare - i even still have the certificate somewhere. The most stupid thing about it was i was a teacher and i didn't ever use my computer sitting down only ever plugged it in the use the interactive whiteboard. SO i am fully qualified to sit on a chair! Ho- bloody- ray
Should come in handy for all the internet research!

I award you 10 points for your useless qualification and you are currently in the lead from a total of 1 answer!

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I too have a Health & Safety in the workplace certificate, from my former employer, which i was awarded simply for turning up and managing to stay awake all day without quite losing the will to live.
But i have 2 beauties from my RAF service from years gone by.
1, a certificate from the RAF Police at Brize Norton, to say i tried to beat Police Dog "Duke" to the gate before he grabbed my arm and wrestled me to the ground. All in the name of "Save the children", can't remember how much i raised for charity.
2, a certificate from 12 months attached to the 7th Gurkha Rifles, stating i have (or rather had) a fluency of intermediate level in Nepalese. Why anyone would actually need one of these is beyond me, it's hardly a sought after language qualification.
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I too have a Health & Safety in the workplace certificate, from my former employer, which i was awarded simply for turning up and managing to stay awake all day without quite losing the will to live.
But i have 2 beauties from my RAF service from years gone by.
1, a certificate from the RAF Police at Brize Norton, to say i tried to beat Police Dog "Duke" to the gate before he grabbed my arm and wrestled me to the ground. All in the name of "Save the children", can't remember how much i raised for charity.
2, a certificate from 12 months attached to the 7th Gurkha Rifles, stating i have (or rather had) a fluency of intermediate level in Nepalese. Why anyone would actually need one of these is beyond me, it's hardly a sought after language qualification.
oooh. I think....erm 15 points for the police dog thing and another 10 for the Nepalese one.

Well done. I bet you feel like a more rounded and complete human being for having those qualifications!
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oooh. I think....erm 15 points for the police dog thing and another 10 for the Nepalese one.

Well done. I bet you feel like a more rounded and complete human being for having those qualifications!

I don't know what I'd do without them sometimes it's hard to get through the day without cursing someone under my breath in a language they'll never understand, or probably ever hear again
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lol my most useless certificate, qualification is a level 1 (says it all) in Orientering.

It was a days course in the local park, and I got lost!!!!!

still got the certificate at the end of the day though.
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lol my most useless certificate, qualification is a level 1 (says it all) in Orientering.

It was a days course in the local park, and I got lost!!!!!

still got the certificate at the end of the day though.
Well, no points for you then if you got lost!!!! I might possibly give it a 1 if I were feeling more generous. I went on an orienteering thingy when I was 17 and we got bored tramping across the damp hills so just followed the nearest road and waited for the instructor in the pub! (I also failed!)
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So come on expaters - whats yours?!

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During a break from teaching i obtained a NVQ2 in Sheep Management....not great use now i'm back teaching.. and as yet haven't managed to find it on the NZIS website...think it's worth asking NZQA for a pre assessment??
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Originally Posted by psa2570 View Post
I too have a Health & Safety in the workplace certificate, from my former employer, which i was awarded simply for turning up .
Funny, im a Health and Safety advisor, and i too have numerous mind numbing certificates too...

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Apart from my degree, which has only ever been a foot in the door and I can't recall actually using anything I learned from it, you mean?

Then that would be an "HTML For Beginners" course.
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I have a qualification in stable management - not much use in my nursing career
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I have a qualification in stable management - not much use in my nursing career
And now you are dealing with unstable management
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I've got one as a mail sorting machine operator. To successfully get the certificate one needed to demonstrate that the red button stops the machine and the black button starts it up again.

We had time for a half hour revision before taking the 'exam'.
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And now you are dealing with unstable management

Now get back to work!!
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