G4RMT wrote: I guess that seeing that type of maths does scare plenty of people away, but that guide is quite handy, and with effort, even beginners could get a handle on it.
When I did my RAE course back in the late 70's, it all felt a lot easier. I then unfortunately missed the exam & Kings Lynn Tec told me I had to sign up for (& pay for) a whole years course if I wanted to resit the missed exam. I now that is a lie, but it is what I was told & with well over an hour on the bus in each direction, plus long waits, plus all the costs, I decided not to resit, but to continue on the broadcast side.
When I did my advanced a few years ago, there were about 10 of us & the maths was day one of training. One trainee made a big point of saying he was there not because he really wanted, or needed the full. But because it was just too easy to not take advantage of. On week two at least 3 people had dropped out due to unforeseen work commitments. Mr, it's too easy was one of them. I think 5 out of 10 took the exam & 4 out of 5 passed.
But the maths is the frighting part.