Exam: Scottish candidates won’t be forced to travel

Latest

Exam: Scottish candidates won’t be forced to travel

In Latest

The GPhC has said that registration exam candidates in Scotland “should be able” to sit the exam without crossing the border into England after exam provider Pearson Vue secured more test centre places. 

The past week has seen reports of many candidates struggling to book an exam sitting in their area, with particular concerns around Scottish candidates being forced to travel and the possibility of spreading Covid-19 infection.

However, the regulator announced last night (March 3) that it was working with Pearson to allocate Scottish test centre places to affected candidates “by the end of this week” and that booking confirmation emails will be sent out.

After a “technical glitch” on the Pearson website meant that candidates were mistakenly offered the option of an afternoon slot (the March 17-18 exam will consist of morning sittings only), GPhC chief Duncan Rudkin said anyone affected by this will be “rebooked into a new test centre place”.

Pearson told Pharmacy Network News that the glitch affected “a limited number of bookings,” with 60 out of over 2,700 applicants booked onto an afternoon slot.

Mr Rudkin added: “We have contacted the remaining candidates who have not yet booked to offer our help in finding them a place. There are still test centre places available across England and in Wales, so we are confident that everyone who wants to sit in March will be able to do so.

“We are also responding directly to candidates who have contacted us with any concerns or questions, including about the location of their sitting.”

Mr Rudkin has said he is “really sorry” for the issues exam candidates have faced when booking their exam.

“We are committed to reviewing the issues from this sitting and taking all possible steps to avoid these issues happening in the future,” he said.

Record my learning outcomes

Latest

Inspiring stories related to health, fitness and the pursuit of wellbeing

Share:

Loading...

Recommended Learning

bookmark icon off
Sponsored education

Fungal Nail Roundup

Complete this short interactive module to refresh your knowledge on identifying and treating fungal nail infections, and discover more about a product you can recommend to customers.

5 Min Module

Sponsored education

Treating fungal nail infections

Understand how fungal nail infections develop and help manage customer expectations around treatment

10 Min Module

bookmark icon off
Sponsored education

Understanding abdominal pain, cramps and IBS

This short video explains the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and how it differs from abdominal cramps to help you recommend a suitable product for your customer’s needs.

3 Min Module

bookmark icon off
Bayer Business Programme

Let's talk tech: Using technology to drive your business

This training offers insights into making the most of technology and the commercial opportunities this can offer your business.

 

8 Min Module

bookmark icon off
Sponsored education

VIAGRA® CONNECT at the Counter

Build your confidence in advising customers with erection problems so you can help make a real difference to their lives 

2 Min Module

bookmark icon off
Sponsored education

Men's health how-to guide

This video offers advice and inspiration from pharmacist Ade Williams that you can use to improve your men’s health offering

9 Min Module