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" details the internet connectivity and computer equipment 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 system 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 must then complete a system check.
This check is carried out via our testing partner and will confirm your internet speed, webcam and microphone performance. It’s important to complete these tests on the same network and computer you will use on exam day, in the same location.
If your computer or internet access has any upgrades after you run the system test, and before your exam, it's important that you re-run this test before exam day.
Please note that passing the system test does not necessarily mean that you fulfill the minimum technical specification. It is therefore important to complete both checks and confirm you successfully meet both criteria.
If you can't meet these pre-booking entry requirements you should not enter for the exam as the exam won't 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