COVID-19 and May 2020 Exams Update

The below email was sent to all CTA students on 20 March 2020

Dear Student

We know you will be very anxious to find out what is happening in respect of the exams due to take place on 6 and 7 May 2020 in the light of COVID-19.

The health and wellbeing of our students, invigilators and staff are our top priority. We have therefore taken the difficult and unprecedented decision that we have no choice but to cancel the May 2020 exam session.

I am sure this will come as a great disappointment to you, as it has to us.

What will happen next?

We know that you will have many questions and we won't have answers to all of them yet. We aim to exercise as much flexibility as possible in these circumstances, so we will be taking the following steps:

  • All exam entries will be automatically transferred to the November 2020 session
  • All student registrations and exam passes will be extended by six months
  • The rules around the order in which the Computer Based Exams (CBEs) must be taken will be relaxed 

More information

We have compiled some FAQs which can be found here. Please visit the FAQs regularly as we will be updating these as the situation develops.

Application & Professional Skills

Information relevant ONLY for students who had entered for Application & Professional Skills in May 2020

We are endeavouring to organise an internet-delivered exam for APS in late June or early July 2020. If this proves possible then the exam will be attempted on screen (using your own device) and monitored by remote invigilators who would confirm your identity and safeguard the integrity of the exam. We have selected this paper because the numbers entered make this potentially viable as it will be the first time we have offered examinations in this way. We are very hopeful that this will go ahead but we cannot guarantee this yet. We will be in touch with you as soon as we can with further information.

Contacting us

If you have any queries or concerns regarding the contents of this email which are not covered by the FAQs, please email the Education Team on give respective email addresses. Our response time to emails will be slower due to the volume we are receiving so please bear with us and thank you for your patience.

We wish you good health during these extraordinary circumstances.

Kind regards

 

Rosalind Baxter

Director of Education