Booking Your Test

The Competence Test Centre at the University of Northampton is a bespoke assessment area specifically designed and built for the delivery of the OSCE.

How to book your test

In order to book an OSCE or an OSCE resit, please visit our online booking system.

OSCE Fees

The fee for the OSCE is £794. If you need to resit 8 or more stations, then the fee is also £794. If you need to resit 7 or fewer stations, then the fee is £397.

Refund Information

A full refund will only be provided if more than three weeks’ notice is given of a cancellation or re-schedule. Refund rates are as follows:

  • over 3 weeks of cancellation notice: full refund
  • less than 3 weeks cancellation notice: no refund, unless in exceptional circumstances, for which a medical certificate may be requested
  • No refund will be given for non-attendance or if no prior notice (within the stated time above) of cancellation is given.

Methods of Payment

If you are a candidate seeking to enquire about booking an exam, please contact ctc@northampton.ac.uk and if you are an employer please contact Trustbookings@northampton.ac.uk.

Candidates can access all the information they will need to prepare themselves for the test by visiting the Test of Competence area of this website.

What are the potential results?

Test of Competence

  • Pass: Candidates who pass all ten stations
  • Partial Fail: Candidates who fail up to seven stations across both the APIE and/or skill stations will require a resit at 50% cost.  If you need to resit the APIE station(s) you will be given your original paperwork from the APIE stations you passed in your previous attempt in order to complete the resit stations in sequence.
  • Fail: Candidates who fail eight or more stations across both the APIE and skills stations will require a resit at 100% cost. You will need to resit the APIE station(s) you failed and the skill station(s) you failed. You will be given the same scenario and your original paperwork from the APIE stations you passed in your previous attempt in order to complete the resit stations in sequence.
  • Full Fail: Candidates who fail any station on their 3rd attempt will require 6 months to elapse before they can reapply to the NMC.
    Should you need to book a resit, please allow at least ten working days between the original test date and the resit date for additional preparation and digestion of feedback. Please contact ctc@northampton.ac.ukNA@northampton.ac.uk or EUAptitudeTest@northampton.ac.uk to book this.

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