‘But the test does not make allowances for good agents who perhaps don’t have the academic experience to pass this sort of paper, which is very complicated and not particularly relevant to the day-to-day workings of an agent.
ILL-INFORMED: Arguably agents advise and manage situations where there is a huge amount of responsibility that affects people’s lives, livelihood and welfare. As such is it reasonable to make allowances for those who don’t have ‘academic experience’ in a role where specific knowledge is necessary?
I accept that for those with learning difficulties, allowances may be made in terms of additional time or the facilitation of an audible exam (or similar assistance), but to rule out the viability of a professional exam on competence and knowledge of regulatory matters is misguided. Should the same exception be made for lawyers, bank managers, financial advisers?