To make your application fair and simple we’ve developed a clear path for existing sweeps wishing to join the Guild. We recognise that many sweeps are experienced and as such would exceed the assessment requirements without the need for further training.
How does it work?
Applicants already trading as a sweep will undertake a comprehensive Profiling Interview to establish that their knowledge exceeds current Guild assessment requirements. The profiling interview requirements mirror the final assessment for candidates who have recently completed the Masterful Sweeping course and on-site training programme.
Interviews are conducted via video meeting and carried out by qualified assessors.
There is no charge for the interview. It takes about 1.5 hours and there are three possible outcomes:
- An applicant successfully completes the interview. They may then join the Guild and share in all the benefits of membership for the cost of the annual subscription plus proof of adequate insurance etc.
- An applicant has gaps in their knowledge which fall short of the minimum Guild assessment requirements. To gain membership, the applicant will be required to attend the next refresher / technical update course (usually online at a cost of £150), pay annual subscription and submit insurance documents etc.
- An applicant falls significantly short of the minimum assessment requirements for membership. In this case they would be required to undertake the full 4-day Guild course and 4 days on-site training / mentoring. This to be followed by the final practical & theory assessment day, payment of annual subs and submission of insurance documents (see the training pages on the website for costs and availability of training).
Guild membership aims to be an attractive proposition for any competent sweep. The interview is designed to make it simple to join without eroding the minimum standards that existing members have all attained and expect to be upheld.
If you’d like to know more, please email to get in touch: email@example.com. Or just submit your membership application form via the website to register your interest and we’ll be in touch to go over the details.
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