Recognised Institution Role

Prior to each examination the recognised institution must ensure that the online course commencement notification form has been submitted to PHECC prior to a course commencing.

Please ensure that:
  1. Fully‐completed online exam applications have been completed by each candidate and approved online by the RI prior to been submitted electronically to PHECC via the online exam portal.

  2. Candidates are issued with their exam details by each Recognised Institution (RI); including candidate number, exam dates, time and location, as well as exam date cancellations as advised by PHECC (should they occur).

  3. Candidates have read and understand the terms & conditions (see SECTION 4) relating to attendance at the exam and that non‐compliance will result in the candidate being asked to leave the exam.

  4. All applicants complete the relevant recognised course as currently approved by PHECC or have been requested to sit the exam as part of the accreditation process.

  5. Each candidate has, or will have, undertaken training at the level appropriate to the exam being applied for and that this is verified to PHECC.  Examinations must be completed in full within 6 months of course completion or alternatively candidates will be required to upskill/RPL in order to progress to exams. 
Please see links below and to the right of this page containing some supporting documents to assist you in preparing for the NQEMT Examinations.

The Role of the RI (Recognised Institution) for OSCE Examinations

  • To ensure that OSCE candidates are issued with their exam schedule - PHECC will contact the RI OSCE with candidate details of the OSCE schedule once the closing date for the MCQs has passed.

  • Ensure that Candidates have read and fully understand the requirement to fully comply with the Terms & Conditions of the examination handbook. Non-compliance will result in the candidate being refused admission or being asked to leave the exam.

  • The provision of equipment by each RI as well as assisting with the provision of assisting practitioners and patient substitutes as specified by PHECC. The RIs are responsible for the Organisation and supply of all OSCE equipment.  All equipment must be boxed and labelled, clearly identifying the OSCE station name with a list of equipment enclosed.All RIs are responsible for providing personnel for their own candidate supervision prior to the examination at registration until the announcement of OSCE resits.

Examiner Panel 

PHECC Examiners are responsible for assessing candidates at OSCE's exams and  short written answer (SWA) examination papers.
Details are outlined in the Terms of Reference for the panel.

Examination Quality Group 

The Examination Quality Group is responsible for ensuring the validity and reliability of the NQEMT examination content and facilitating quality improvement of the examination function.

Details are outlined in the Terms of Reference for the group. 

The Examinations team is responsible with 
providing candidates with an effective and efficient service when overseeing and administering the whole exams process.