Common sense can desert the best of us in exam situations, so in the run-up to the assessment it might be helpful to consider the following:
Get a good night’s sleep the night before your first assessment day and during the assessment period – you need to be firing on all cylinders, so don’t make big plans for the evenings!
Make sure you know exactly where the test centre is and how to get there. Leave enough time to travel as you don’t want the stress of being late.
Mobile phones, smartwatches, MP3 players and all electronic devices are not allowed in the assessment area. If you have any of these with you, they will need to be handed in at the beginning of the assessment and signed out at the end of each day.
What Happens on the Day
When you arrive at the assessment centre you’ll be welcomed by the assessor.
Before you start your test, you’ll go through an induction process and will be asked to complete some paperwork.
The assessor will give you a tour of the assessment area and will highlight any health and safety procedures.
You’ll be given the assessment manual, which shows what you need to do and all the diagrams you need.
To carry out your installation you will be provided with a bay, which is similar to what most training providers or colleges have.
Once the assessment starts, you’ll be given preparation and reading time for each section. The manual is kept in the bay, so you don’t need to memorise anything.
You’ll also be given breaks throughout the day – your assessor will inform you about these during your induction.
Important Things to Remember
There are no mobile phones, smartwatches or any other electronic devices allowed in the assessment area. You can either leave them outside of the building or hand them in to the assessor, who will return them at the end of the day.
You won’t need to bring any tools – you must use the tools provided by the assessment centre and everything you need will be provided to you on the day.
If any tools or equipment provided are damaged or unsuitable please bring this to to the attention of the assessor straight away.
Remember to bring some form of photographic ID – we accept the following: driving licence, passport, ECS card, or employer ID.
You should also bring your own safety boots and appropriate workwear.
After the Assessment
Once you’ve completed your assessment, your assessor will tell you when to expect the results – this is usually within no more than five working days.
If you have passed, NET will issue your Assessment of Occupational Competence certificate or End Point Assessment certificate. Find out more on our Certification page.
If you need to re-sit, speak to your training provider about how this works and what you’ll need to do.
Give us your feedback! After your first assessment you’ll be sent a text message with a link to our customer feedback survey – please look out for this text and give us your views. All those who respond will be entered into our draw for up to £150 of Amazon vouchers.
Special Learning Requirements
If you have any special learning requirements you will need to inform the assessment centre before you attend and apply for extra time if necessary. Your training provider will need to supply documentary proof of your needs from a health professional.