(1) The qualification must only be open to persons who—
(a) have attained university entrance level, or
(b) have a sufficient period of professional experience.
(2) In relation to a person who has not been admitted to a university or other similar establishment in the United Kingdom, “attaining university entrance level” means—
(a) being educated to such a standard as would entitle him to be considered for such admission on the basis of—
(i) academic or professional qualifications obtained in the United Kingdom and recognised by the Secretary of State to be of an appropriate standard, or
(ii) academic or professional qualifications obtained outside the United Kingdom which the Secretary of State considers to be of an equivalent standard, or
(b) being assessed, on the basis of written tests of a kind appearing to the Secretary of State to be adequate for the purpose (with or without oral examination), as of such a standard of ability as would entitle him to be considered for such admission.
(3) The assessment, tests and oral examination referred to in sub-paragraph (2)(b) may be conducted by—
(a) the qualifying body, or
(b) some other body approved by the Secretary of State.
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