Exams for Private Candidates

We test twice weekly, on Tuesdays at 14:00 and Thursdays at 10:00.  This is subject to change if there is classroom delivery taking place please call to confirm the dates that you would like to attend on.  Our tests, with the exception of Speaking and Listening, are online, on demand exams and must be booked 48 hours in advance.  Paper exams can be taken but these need to be registered at least three weeks in advance of the test date.

If you are undertaking BCS exams and already have a registration you need to speak to us in advance as we will need to move your registration across to our centre.  We will not accept your test booking until the registration has been linked to our centre.

Costs

The cost of exams for private candidates is as shown below:

Examination Level Cost
Functional Skills English Reading Entry Level 3

Level 1

Level 2

£75.00
Functional Skills English Writing Entry Level 3

Level 1

Level 2

£75.00
Functional Skills English Speaking and Listening Entry Level 3

Level 1

Level 2

£110.00
Functional Skills Mathematics Entry Level 3

Level 1

Level 2

£100
BCS Registration All levels £60.00
BCS Single units Level 1

Level 2

£50.00

 

Mock exams can be supplied and marked prior to exam and the costs are listed below:

Mock Papers Level Cost
Functional Skills English Reading Entry Level 3

Level 1

Level 2

£25.00
Functional Skills English Writing Entry Level 3

Level 1

Level 2

£25.00
Functional Skills Mathematics Entry Level 3

Level 1

Level 2

£25.00
BCS Single units Level 1

Level 2

£25.00

 

How to Book

To book an exam please call the office between 09:00 and 17:00 Monday to Friday or email us through our contact us email and we will get back to you.  When enquiring about exams please tell us the exam, the level that you wish to take, and the date and time you would like sit it.

Speaking and listening exams cannot be run on demand and are scheduled throughout the year.  We must have a minimum of three and a maximum of 5 candidates to run these.  You will be joining our centre candidates on these examinations and must choose a scheduled date and time to attend.  The dates will be emailed to you once you have made an enquiry.

Test Day

On the day of the exam you must bring photographic ID with you, without this the test cannot take place and your exam will be cancelled.  There will be no refund in these situations.  You should arrive at the test centre 15 minutes prior to your exam time.

Refunds

You may cancel your online tests at any point up to 48 hours prior to the exam.  You should let us know of cancellations by emailing info@progression2.co.uk or phoning us during our opening hours.  The speaking and listening exam may have to be re-scheduled if you cancel, so for this exam we require one week’s notice of cancellation for a refund.

Access arrangements for private candidates