Oh dear. If Mr Shirley's letter (NCE last week) was intended to make the route from school to chartered status through SARTOR seem simpler then I for one can see why few seem to want to take it. How in real life does some one with no A Levels become a professional? How does a 'significant percentage of each cohort' (whatever that means) demonstrate they have acquired entry qualifications; and what is the significance of this percentage? What is an 'exemplar examination' and how do 3,200 candidates sit it each year if it isn't offered?
Could we please ask Mr Shirley to write another letter explaining clearly what he means?
P G Whyatt (F), 2 Wayside Drive, Clevedon, North Somerset BS21 7DU