CIPA is pleased to organise a joint webinar with the PEB for trainees and mentors ahead of the new exams in October 2020.
We are very pleased that the PEB has been able to respond to the desire of the profession that the exams should go ahead this year in an on-line environment. The last minute cancellation of the EQEs caused enormous distress, even though we can see with hindsight that they could not have gone ahead at the scheduled time. The PEB knows how important it was to the profession for the UK exams to go ahead and that support for a new system would be forthcoming from the profession.
This form of exams is new for the PEB, as well as us, and there will be learning for all. In comparison to the usual tried and tested in person exams, it is possible that things may not go to plan for everyone, but there has to be a balance between getting the exams on this Autumn, even if there are issues, as opposed to having no exams until it can all be done perfectly. All candidates have a choice as to whether to enrol for this first time on-line exam or wait until the system has been tried and tested.
This will be an opportunity to hear from a member of the PEB as to the work which has been done to get here, in such a short space of time, and to hear about the work which is yet to be done. There may be no answers to all your questions yet, but this is an opportunity to put some questions which need answering pre-registration to the PEB and to discuss what other answers might be helpful to have before the exams are held in October.
Both Carolyn and Parminder are aware of many of the questions that are being raised. Others have been sent to the PEB. If you have further questions that you want to have considered, then please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org by 21st July at 5pm, to give the panel time to look at them before the webinar.