To run a remote session exam successfully you'll need to meet certain requirements, which are explained on this page. Please make sure you understand these requirements, and complete any system checks and tests to ensure you can meet them, before you book.
The video "Remote session exams - your required setup" outlines what you'll need in order to run a remote session exam successfully. You should watch the video, and then complete the equipment and technical checks below.
Successfully carrying out these checks will greatly reduce the risk of you experiencing a technical disruption on exam day.
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You need to ensure you meet the minimum technical requirements to run the exam the successfully.
If you can confirm your device and connectivity can meet these requirements you should then complete a mandatory system test via Exam Planner. From 15 October 2022 the minimum connectivity speed was updated to 6Mbps download and 3Mbps upload.
Perform mandatory system test via Exam Planner
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You must pass this mandatory system test via Exam Planner ahead of starting the check-in process on exam day to be eligible for all of our post-exam options.
The system test checks your compatible with some, but not all, of the technical requirements at a distinct point in time. You should therefore perform the test using the same network, computer and location you will use on exam day.
If you can't meet these pre-booking entry requirements you should not enter for the exam as the exam may not run successfully.
In order for remote exams to be taken as securely and rigorously as our centre-based exams, there are some room and desk setup requirements which students need to adhere to. These include:
We have created a useful visual guide to help you meet the room and setup requirements
Additionally, before entering for your exam you're advised that:
View the full rules and regulations for remote exams or watch our video below for more information.
If you still have any questions prior to booking please visit our frequently asked questions