I have been looking through recent posts and can't see mention of a healthy discussion on the plans to award IEng and CEng through InstRE. We already have EngTech. How about a few questions as a starter for 10: Bearing in mind the majority of successful EngTechs were SNCOs/WOs is the institution pitching at the right level? How are we going to get around ("map") the educational requirements of IEng and CEng to established requirements? see www.engc.org.uk Can we justify professional awards to such a diverse range of skills? eg how can a chippie and an electrician be directly compared? for that matter a Lt Col QM and Lt Col PQE? Should rank be considered when assessing applicants? ECUK values experience not position? For example the rank siggested for IEng is WO1 however many MPFs and Clk Wks will be eligible in other institutions at SSgt/WO2. Who will decide whether an application is successful? interviews etc should be a peer review but is it likely that the decisions will be made at a level below Maj? No slaggings please, just an attempt to break the "best sqn bar, best barmaid, best SSM" posts!!!!!