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Qualifications or Ideas?

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(Scholar or Ideas Gal)

In all honesty? Never a scholar; eager to learn, experiment, create - yes, but nothing drew me to a scholarly agenda although in my time I haven't done too badly. My mother called me 'chytra' which translates into 'cunning' but not meant nastily, it merely denoted a quick wit, quick mind, ability to quickly adapt, solve and then put all that into promoting what I wanted to do! Conforming to accepted 'norms' would never suit me!

The dictionary pairs cunning with deceit but also throws in some other synonyms and taking out the negative aspects you get from :

"Cunning people are clever at planning something so that they get what they want, especially by tricking other people, or things that are cleverly made for a particular purpose"

"Cunning people are clever at planning something so that they achieve what they want, especially by using things and knowledge that are cleverly made for a particular purpose" - much better

Other descriptors : artful backdoor calculating conniving conspiratorial crafty devious disingenuous guile scheme sleight of hand sneaky trick underhand wily

I'd keep : artful (arty) backdoor (you can't always find things through the front door and I worked backstage) calculating (in a fiscal sense as well as problem-solving) conspiratorial (a little conspiracy never harms) crafty (very crafty in the artistic sense - hands on, I was a knitting supremo) devious (yes, on occasions to achieve what was necessary) guile (lovely word of course I developed guile!) scheme (organisational flair) sleight of hand (I made a hookah out of an old lamp, cardboard tune and lots of glitter) sneaky (it's a way of life, especially with some choice individuals I've met and had to deal with) wily (that's what my mother meant I think!) - believe me as a future prop-maker I needed to be all those.

Ho ho ho - and that has definitely stood me in good stead for the accusations levied at me for being 'outspoken' and 'not suffering fools gladly' - someone actually put that in a reference they gave me - thanks JJ!

Achievements

Handwriting competition (Sacred Heart Convent School) - certificate and 10/- note (which the school kept)
Swimming certificates (Sacred Heart Convent School) - Beginners and Intermediate

3 Modules British Red Cross First Aid Cerificates by examination (British Red Cross) - First Aid, Nursing and Mothercraft

Winner of the 2013 Spyke Golding Literary Award

National Numeracy Challenge (2014) - Silver Medal achieved

Friend Against Scams (2017) - National Trading Standards Award

Official Qualifications

11+ by written test (Sacred Heart Convent School)

'O' level - Art, English Language, English Literature, French (written and oral), Polish (Loreto Grammar School)

'A' level - Art, History or Art, English Literature (Clarendon College of FE)
RSA I, II, III Typing (Clarendon College of FE)

Pre-Diploma 'Foundation Course' (Lancaster College of Art)

Diploma in Art & Design (Trent Polytechnic)

C&G 703 Advanced Adult Education Teaching Certificate (Clarendon College of FE)
EMFEC Advanced Adult Education Teaching Certificate (Clarendon College of FE)

Institute of Administrative Management Advanced Qualification (IAM) - Fellowship awarded

Home Learning College - Web Design (Distinction awarded)

Miscellaneous Training

In-House T-Line Certificate (British Broadcasting Corporation)

BBC Wordstar Word Processing Certificate (Hucknall College of FE)

In-House Supervisor Training (Nottinghamshire Police)
Equal Opportunities Advanced Training (Nottinghamshire Police)
NOS AAI Race Relations/REAS (Nottinghamshire Police)
ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) all modules (Nottinghamshire Police)
Advanced ECDL - Selected Modules Word, Excel, Access and Powerpoint (Nottinghamshire Police)

Page to be updated as I remember other everything else, I'm out of the habit of writing CVs

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