Just posted off my RPL to the ACS, and am now waiting for the results, cant help but feel nervous, i have nine yrs IT experience, anyone else in a similar position or who has received a positve assessment with similar years experience.!!
Yup:) I'm sure you'll be fine. What field are you in?Originally Posted by happygolucky
Fingers crossed - spent 5 years as a Business Analyst, working mainly in data warehousing and also ERP and then the past 4 years as a project manager...
Sounds like you're fine - I know that many people find documenting the project management aspects of the RPL the hardest part. Being able to write coherently about methodologies like PRINCE2 helps a lot. I'm sure you'll be fine :)Originally Posted by happygolucky
You going for an MODL asco code?
I found the whole thing quite a challenge - Re the PRINCE 2 thing, included my certificates but to be honest didnt write too much about it tended to concentrate on the training i have had previously in project manaement core body of knowledge and how i have applied what i have learnt over the years to projects. To be honest the majority of my training on PRINCE has been in the last 12mths, with my company on really jsut starting to use it now on projects - least its on there.... i guess
Overall because i not deeply technical, i also wrote alot about business analysis, and different methodologies/techniques and things like data modelling and data warehousing.
Re the MODL code, i have emailed my agent when i posted the forms to him,!
Feel like my head is going to explode, keep thinking now i should of added more detail and etc etc.... ahhhh
You wait, Dazz! Although I'm involved in getting a Contributory Parent visa for my mother, not in the skilled stuff, it still took agges to understand all the criteria, get a couple of technical legal queries cleared up with DIMA, then get all the paperwork together, do all the photocopying, make sure that the whole lot was properly certified etc ad eventually send the bloody thing off.Originally Posted by Blieble
My sense of relief lasted exactly 6 weeks, at which point the MOC raised a medical query which neither of my mother's doctors or the Panel Doctor had been expecting. That has been sorted and dealt with and is now out of the way, but lately I've been feeling the strains of Limbo Land.
Nothing is happening, hard information is impossible to obtain, and they keep lengthening the goalposts for how long the CP applications are taking. Have you ever tried to pick up a jelly in your bare hands? That is what the damned thing has become like for all parents and their offspring in recent weeks.
DIMA doesn't mention that an implied term of the contract between themselves and the applicant is that they will ensure a near nervous breakdown for everybody on the applicant's side of the fence, I can assure you!
You wait! You'll be feeling the strain sometime too unless your type of visa is reasonably quick! My mother's application was sent off in mid-Nov 2005, 7 months ago now, and just NOTHING is happening at all. This with a visa that costs £20,000 per parent, I might add!
However, sorry to butt in and good luck to everyone on this thread. Sometimes one just needs a RANT about the whole thing!
Hi DazzOriginally Posted by Blieble
I think your analysis is absolutely accurate. Testing one's resolve is definitely part of the reason for the torture! The rest is probably just sadism.....
My RPL came in at about 25k words as well. The difference is I did it in five days. Basically, i took a week off work, locked myself in the bedroom with a laptop and worked on it 10 hours a day. I just know that if I hadn't done that, I'd have dragged it on for months and months and I'm too impatient :)Originally Posted by Blieble
Roughly how long does it take for the ACS to come back to you - ???
It was just over a month for us - I've heard it can take three, but that's quite unusual.Originally Posted by happygolucky