For numerous reasons I have only recently gotten round to doing my DSC1. I bought the BDS training manual and spent a few months on and off looking through it. I didnít attend a course as there werenít any near me so just turned up for the assessment day. I was surprised to hear from the assessor who was marking the course that approx. 1/3 of the people doing the assessment had not passed. He had managed to look through the first couple of papers while we were taking the remaining tests, so I am assuming that by the time he had checked the remaining papers the pass rate might have been worse. Fortunately I had passed but was wondering what people thought of the course and do people expect to pass the DSC1 by just turning up for the course?