Changes in light of coronavirus (Covid-19)
Following the latest advice from the UK Government, all OSCE tests have been suspended until further notice. Please be assured we are doing everything we can to support candidates during this time.
As candidates are unable to book and take their OSCE currently, we are extending the validity period of CBT results expiring between 1 March 2020 and 31 August 2020 by six months. This is so you have time to complete your OSCE when test centres reopen.
You don’t need to do anything or contact us to have this change applied to your application, we’re updating this for you.
If you have any other questions about your application, please contact us.
Check our Covid-19: Information for overseas candidates page for the latest information.
Who needs to take it
If you meet our eligibility criteria, but your qualification is not comparable to one we would approve, we’ll ask you to complete a test of competence as well as completing your registration application.
We'll confirm this with you when we evaluate your qualification.
What is involved
The test of competence is made up of two parts:
- a multiple-choice computer based theoretical test known as the CBT
- a practical test known as the OSCE
You'll need to pass both parts of the test before you can complete your registration application.