Candidate testing

NHS ELITE, NHS Health and the BCS (NHS) Level 1 Award are all BCS The Chartered Institute of IT accredited qualifications. To achieve any of these qualifications candidates will be required to take tests under exam conditions at an approved NHS centre.

Candidates should not be worried at the prospect of taking tests, each centre is staffed by experiened NHS trainers and invigilators who can provide support. Every candidate will also be able to take practice and mock tests before taking any test for real.

The pass rate for NHS ELITE and NHS Health is high, however candidates that do fail a test will usually be given the option to take the test again at a later date.

NHS ELITE testing

There are three tests that need to be completed to achieve the NHS ELITE qualification.

NHS Health testing

There is one test that needs to be completed to achieve the NHS Health qualification.

BCS (NHS) Level 1 Award testing

Once candidates have completed NHS ELITE and NHS Health they can take one more unit, the BCS (NHS) Word Processing Award. There is one test that needs to be completed to pass this additional unit. When NHS ELITE, NHS Health and the BCS (NHS) Word Processing Award are all passed successfully the candidate will receive the BCS (NHS) Level 1 Award.