• The computer-based test (CBT) will be split into two parts - Part A: Numeracy and Part B: Theory 
  • The objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) will have 10 stations:
    • Four stations will continue to be linked together around a scenario: the APIE (one station for assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation)
    • Four stations will test skills
    • Two new stations will be introduced - one will assess the candidate’s values and behaviours and the other will assess evidence-based practice
  • OSCE marking criteria - each station will be assessed against specific criteria and with a holistic judgement
  • Test content – as well as developing new content, we completed a thorough review of the current test content - where it was appropriate and safe to do so, we have updated and included existing content
  • Candidate support – we will be improving the range and quality of preparation materials available to candidates and those who support them.