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Stage One - Knowledge & Theory Test

On successfully completing the written paper and receiving their certificate the candidate will be able to apply for stage two which is the practical test of basic handling ability.

Stage One is marked by an examiner using the following grading: –

Grade            Definition

1                      Distinction – An excellent standard of knowledge and understanding was displayed during this test. Scoring a mark of 90% and over

2                      Credit – A high standard of knowledge and understanding was displayed during this test. Scoring a mark of 80 – 89%

3                      Pass – A reasonable standard of knowledge and understanding was displayed during this test. Scoring a mark of 75% – 80%.

UG                  Ungraded – Despite a positive approach to the test the candidate was on this occasion not able to display the knowledge and                                              understanding required to ascertain the required pass mark.

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