The End Test would normally be sat at the end of your studies with a second opportunity, should you need it, at the start of the next semester. The dates would be given in your timetable.
In the past, these rigid sittings have caused problems for some learners and their employers, and the LEIA Education and Training Committee propose to offer you an option of dates to sit the End Test.
You will still have only two opportunities to undertake the End Test, but you will be given the option of choosing your date from several issued in advance and downloadable from the link below.
Six weeks before the dates posted you will be invited to attend on the next date. If you choose not to, or do not respond, you will not be put forward and you will be able to sit the End Test at any of the later dates. You will be notified of the End test and location four weeks before the End Test
I’m sorry, but IOSH will not allow this option for the IOSH Managing Safely unit and your End Test must be sat at the dates given in your timetable
It is hoped that this will reduce the number of ‘no shows’ at the End Test centres.
I would remind you that you will still only have two opportunities to undertake the End Test within these dates. If, for whatever reason you are unable to sit the End Test until the last date, you will not be granted another opportunity to take the End Test and, if not passed, you will have to re-enrol and pay the fee if you wish to continue.
Mitigating circumstances claims will be allowed, but the circumstances presented will be carefully scrutinized by the mitigating circumstances panel to determine whether to accept the claim. The panel does not meet before the End Test date, but scrutinizes the claims at one sitting after the End Test date.