PS. Gertrude - you're absolutely right about the NQ vs IMCR. How you can get an NQ and use it properly without doing an IMCR is yet another hole in the non-strategic way the whole lower half of the pilot training world has become designed.
In South Africa, a country not with best of GA Safety Records, the NQ is about the same size as our IMCR. This seems about the right amount of seriousness that should surely be attached to it. Why is it not the same for Europe (where NF on SVFR is legal in many countries)?