§ Captain C. Smith
asked the Minister of Education whether the method of marking and assessing the final examinations for engineering cadets is the same as that for the Higher National Diploma in engineering;how many assessed subjects there are in the Engineering Cadet Diploma examination and how many assessed subjects are normally taken in the Higher National Diploma; and whether she is satisfied that the two examinations are of approximately the same standard.583W
§ Miss Wilkinson
The method of marking and assessing the final examination for Engineering Cadets is the same as that for the Higher National Diploma in Engineering. The number of assessed subjects in the final part of the examination for the Cadet Diploma is six, the same as the number normally assessed in the examination for the Higher National Diploma. Four subjects are also assessed at an earlier stage of the course for the Cadet Diploma; in the course for the Higher National Diploma the equivalent stage is examined by the school and is not assessed. I am satisfied that the two examinations are of approximately the same standard. They are both accepted under similar conditions and for the same purposes by the professional engineering institutions.