It is important for a trainee not to sit an exam if they know they have not been able to put in the necessary revision, whatever the reason(s), to give a reasonable expectation of passing.
Not all trainees will pass their postgraduate exams on their first attempt, even if they have put every effort into preparing for them. Many trainees require further assistance to help them succeed. The first step to improving the chance of gaining a pass is to recognise the need for further support.
Exam support resources
The following videos have been created by Wessex PSW exam experts, to support trainees in passing exams:
The following resource has also proved to be useful to trainees who wish to explore a self-help route:
Exam Up-skilling masterclass
Wessex trainees who have yet to take their next postgraduate exam, or have had one failure, can attend a tailor-made masterclass. The exam up-skilling masterclass has been designed by the Wessex PSW, in collaboration with the Wessex Professional Development Unit (PDU), to help trainees develop their study and communication skills. This masterclass aims to improve the trainee’s chances of passing at the next attempt.
How to book
Bookings are processed via the Wessex Intrepid Course Manager system. Trainees wishing to attend should click ‘Courses’ and search for ‘exam’ in the Course/Conference field. Anyone who has not yet registered as a user with the Wessex system, must do so before booking their place on this masterclass. For further booking assistance, please contact PDU.WX@hee.nhs.uk
1:1 exam support
1:1 exam support is available for Wessex trainees, via the Wessex Professional Support and Wellbeing Unit (PSW). Please visit the PSW Specialist Support Group (SSG) page for more information.