Re: home office buffoons
I also pointed out that I had spent the last 6 years interpreting German legal documents! But that isn't a certificate either! The test was a doddle, I had 3 hours, I only needed around 74 minutes and 30 minutes of that was listening to recorded conversations, which you can't speed up anyway.
I did meet a Scot at the Citizenship Test who has worked at a local department store for 20 years, he managed to get away with a signed letter from the directors, saying that he was fluent in German. At the test, around a third of the participants, around 20 people, were British.