ATS = The Advanced Training Scheme.
The Society of Scribes and Illuminators in UK gives this course, which started in 1985. The Scheme exists to provide a structure of tuition, support and guidance for those calligraphers who want to develop their work in a more personal direction. It's not a teaching course. It's a programme which encourages students to find their own way ahead, and the tutors are very skilled in helping you do just that.(you can find more information www.calligraphyonline.org).
I started last spring, I`m a member of group 25. There are seven of us: myself, Marika, Anja, Chris, Sarah, Marion and Angela. Our tutors are Cherrell Avery and Gillian Hazeldine.