Just a quick question which i’m hoping someone with more experience will be able to help me with. As part of the new qualifications coming in (and possibly as part of an elective) i would really like to introduce a practical element to the course.
This would perhaps involve the students taking apart and reassembling a computer (and then going on to install software). Instead of talking about, or showing them, the inner workings it would be hands on. The PC’s would not be classroom PC’s but older models.
I know that some Schools run a Cisco qualification and elements of this are incorporated. Do any Schools currently carry out something similar as part of their current curriculum or has anyone got plans too?
There are obviously some issues with breakages and damage to parts but the bigger concern is obviously Health and Safety. For example, do the computers need to be PAT tested again if they have been opened?
I need to decide if this is worth pursuing or if Health and Safety would prevent if from being a possibility.
I’d really appreciate it if anyone could offer some advice or guidance on this. Especially if you are currently involved with similar projects.