HC Deb 21 November 1946 vol 430 cc167-8W
134. Mr. C. Smith

asked the Minister of Education to what extent the certificate of proficiency, which is to be awarded to cadets on completion of an engineering cadetship course, will be accepted by institutions of engineering as exempting holders from the institutions' professional examinations; and how it will compare in this respect with the original engineering cadetship diploma

Miss Wilkinson

The extent to which the certificate of proficiency will be accepted by the engineering institutions is fully explained in Administrative Memoranda Nos. 158 of 21st June, 1946, and 184 of 25th October, 1946, and in paragraph 7 of the accompanying brochure, copies of which are being sent to my hon. Friend. These arrangements are similar to those made in the original scheme.

Mr. C. Smith

asked the Minister of Education at which colleges and polytechnics engineering cadetship courses will be organised in the future.

Miss Wilkinson

Courses have been arranged at the South-Eastern Technical Institute, Lewisham, Bradford Technical College, Dudley and Staffs. Technical College and Barnsley Technical College, Further courses at other colleges will be organised as the demand arises. It is not possible to name these colleges in advance as selection will depend on such factors as the load on the college and the facilities for obtaining lodgings in the area.