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MCQ Assessment

There are two parts to the Induction and Refresher Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) Iearning needs assessment; both are designed to assess some of the essential competences outlined in the national person specification and are based around clinical scenarios. Applicants will first be asked to complete a professional dilemmas (PD) paper, followed by a clinical problem solving (CPS) paper.

Detailed information regarding the MCQ is available in the MCQ I&R Learning Needs Assessment Guidance document.

Assessment are available at locations throughout the UK and in approved sites worldwide. There are now eight sittings throughout the year and dates are listed below.

  • Wednesday 6 September 2017
    Registration forms must be received from the supporting HEE local office by 11 August 2017

  • Wednesday 1 November 2017
    Registration forms must be received from the supporting HEE local office by 2 October 2017

  • Wednesday 6 December 2017
    Registration forms must be received from the supporting HEE local office by 10 November 2017

  • Monday 8 January 2018
    Registration forms must be received from the supporting HEE local office by 8 December 2017 

  • Wednesday 28 February 2018
    Registration forms must be received from the supporting HEE local office by 28 January 2018

  • Wednesday 11 April 2018
    Registration forms must be received from the supporting HEE local office by 11 March 2018

  • Wednesday 23 May 2018
    Registration forms must be received from the supporting HEE local office by 23 April 2018

  • Wednesday 4 July 2018
    Registration forms must be received from the supporting HEE local office by 4 June 2018

  • Wednesday 15 August 2018
    Registration forms must be received from the supporting HEE local office by 15 July 2018

  • Wednesday 19 September 2018
    Registration forms must be received from the supporting HEE local office by 19 August 2018

  • Wednesday 7 November 2018
    Registration forms must be received from the supporting HEE local office by 7 October2018

Number of permissible attempts and associated costs

Applicants are permitted a maximum number of four attempts at the MCQ. The first attempt (both papers) is free, subsequent attempts will be charged at £150 if you are required to re-sit both papers and £75 to re-sit a single paper. A successful attempt at the MCQ is valid for a maximum of 12 months from the date of the assessment. Guidelines on Learning Needs Assessment Attempts and Resits table

Preparation resources for entry assessments

For some information about resources you could use to help prepare for the new Induction and Refresher (I&R) learning needs assessments, please read this document.