Bookings now closed for the March 2024 exam
Update 9 February:
Module B, C and D candidates:
Certificate (Module A) candidates:
Update 30 January:
Module B, C and D candidates - your exam papers have been marked and are in the final stages of moderation, checking and collation of N feedback. The analysis of the remote invigilation and anti-plagiarism software has been reviewed. We expect to release the results in early February. All candidates are asked to give feedback to improve IRSE's processes and communications via https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ZQ67L8H
Update 6 December:
Certificate (Module A) candidates - all results have been emailed to Certificate candidates and successful candidates have been asked to check their postal addresses and inform us by 8 January.
Module B, C and D candidates - papers are being marked and moderated, the analysis of the remote invigilation and anti-plagiarism software has been reviewed. We expect to be informing candidates of their results during January.
Update 1 November:
Exam papers continue to be marked, reviewed and moderated whilst the outputs of the remote invigilation and anti-plagiarism software are reviewed and checked.
We are prioritising the Certificate candidates for their remote invigilation reviews and have contact some candidates today to ask for additional information. We will issue results as soon as possible.
We are always interested in feedback about the exam process, to improve it and make it more accessible and relevant. Candidates are therefore asked to spend about 15 minutes completing the appropriate questionnaire - questionnaire for Certificate candidates or questionnaire for Module B, C, D candidates, thank you.
Update 12 October:
October 2023 exam papers are now being marked Certificate (Module A) candidates - your papers have been marked and now are being reviewed and moderated. The analysis of the remote invigilation software has to be reviewed. We expect to inform candidates of their marks at end October / beginning November but this may be delayed if there are a lot of issues flagged by the remote invigilation software.Module B, C and D candidates - your exam papers have been allocated to examiners for marking and then moderation. The analysis of the remote invigilation and anti-plagiarism software has to be reviewed. We at present we do not know when we expect to inform candidates of their marks and it may be delayed if there are a lot of issues flagged by the remote invigilation and anti-plagiarism software.
Update Exam Day 7 October:
We apologise to those candidates who have had problems accessing their exam module in the first two time slots - this issue has now been resolved and the timeslot extended accordingly.
Those candidates who cannot "see" their module are advised to go to My Courses and look under "removed from view" - some candidates are finding that their module is there. Others are finding that it appears after logging out and logging back in again.
Update 13 September:
Some candidates are trying to log into the exam system using their IRSE website logins and/or are attempting to access the exam software via the IRSE website. Please see your email of 24 September for details of your case-sensitive login and password for the IRSE Moodle system (https://irse.moodle.tituslearning.com/login/index.php)
Our SmowlTech partners (remote proctoring software) have informed us that their system will be unavailable on Wednesday 4 October between 06:00 and 09:00 UTC.
Update 5 September:
A few candidates have had "001 security error" messages when attempting to use the remote invigilation software (Smowl) on their work computer - Please talk to your work IT people to get them to fix this for you - it could be that you have not gained permission to install software on your work computer. To guide your work IT team, they may find the Smowl FAQs of use - https://smowl.net/en/faqs-proctoring-smowl/ and the specific instructions for students/candidates https://smowl.net/en/faqs-proctoring-smowl/user/
All candidates are reminded that they must register for the remote invigilation software (Smowl) before starting their exam module(s) on Saturday 7 October, and that the software must be downloaded on their computer and running with no security issues.
Update 25 August:
All candidates have been sent details of how to register for the remote invigilation software (Smowl) and how to access their practice exam sessions. If you have not received this email (dated 24 August), please check your junk mail and if it is not there, get in touch with the exam team at firstname.lastname@example.org
All candidates must register for the remote invigilation software (Smowl) before sitting their exam module(s) on Saturday 7 October.
All candidates are strongly encouraged to familiarise themselves with the exam software before exam day, even if they have used it before.
Future exams are expected to be held in March (for Certificate (module A) only) and early October (for Certificate (module A) or Modules B, C and/or D) every year.
The 2024 exam dates have now been announced -
The ruleset for the 2024 IRSE professional exams has been agreed by Education & Professional Development Committee as:
The IRSE Younger Members are running a series of webinars on the 'Back to Basics' series of articles from IRSE News, which will be of particular interest to exam candidates for all modules.
Keep an eye on the IRSE events page, the Younger Members' Eventbrite page, or get in touch with them at email@example.com for more details. Recordings of previous sessions are held on the IRSE Study Vimeo page.
Candidates have now been sent their results by email and their certificates are in the post. Those who have failed (near miss and fail grades) have been given feedback on their performance by learning objective.
Please do complete our survey for March 2023 candidates so that we can improve the exam experience for future candidates - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/JZFLRSK