Thank you for your patience over the last few months. The safety of CPC candidates and staff has been a paramount concern during the coronavirus outbreak and we took the decision not to run the June 2020 CPC series.
Based on your feedback, we ran CPC tests in September 2020 and plan to run tests in December 2020.
Withdrawal of CPC
Where can I find more information on the withdrawal of CPC?
More information can be found in our subject information update and the FAQs for centres and learners:
December 2020 series
Are the 4 December CPC tests still going ahead as planned?
Yes, we are still planning for tests to go ahead on 4 December.
If lockdown is extended beyond 2 December, will the 4 December tests still go ahead under lockdown?
Yes, we are still planning for tests to go ahead on 4 December under current lockdown conditions.
Can I offer training courses during lockdown for the 4 December tests?
Any training that is offered by centres to CPC candidates in preparation for CPC tests is the responsibility of the centre. Please check the latest government guidance for further information.
Can you advise on alternative locations for these exams?
We cannot offer advice on alternative locations. An alternative location must be approved by the normal process in advance of the tests.
Will inspections go ahead as normal on 4 December if lockdown is over or during an extended lockdown?
Yes. Inspections will continue as normal.
If my candidates are self isolating, can they take any of the tests remotely?
No. We do not offer remote tests for any candidates.
Will OCR extend the withdrawal period beyond December 2021 if tests are cancelled?
There are no plans to change the withdrawal timetable. We are still planning to offer a further four test opportunities during 2021
March 2021 series
Information for March 2021 will be added here in the event of continued disruption due to public health concerns.
June 2021/September 2021/December 2021 series
The June, September and December sessions in 2021 will be available as resit sessions only. This is to ensure candidates have at least three resit opportunities.
In the event of continued disruption due to public health concerns, further guidance will be added here.