01/04/2022 - IMPORTANT - Updated Booking Process
In order to continue supporting candidates and employers with their OSCE bookings, we require candidates, employers and agencies to provide candidate details at least eight weeks before their OSCE appointment.
If candidate details are not provided three weeks prior to the OSCE appointment, the appointment will be automatically cancelled by the test centre and a refund provided. Priority booking spaces will then be offered to individuals who are currently on a waiting list with one of our test centres.
14/03/2022 - NMC Announcement Regarding Legacy OSCE
Please note the NMC's latest announcement regarding the Legacy OSCE. This can be found here.
From August 1st 2022, no candidate will be able to sit their 1st attempt Legacy (6 station) OSCE. All 1st attempt OSCE's from August 1st will be TOC21 (10 station). Candidates will still be able to resit their 2nd or 3rd attempt Legacy exam after August 1st 2022.
11/03/2022 - Change to thermometer used in the NMC test of competence.
We are writing to let you know of a change to the equipment used in the NMC test of competence. Following health and safety issues we are changing to using infra-red thermometers rather than tympanic thermometers in the assessment of candidates in the NMC test of competence. We will be implementing this change from 28 March and will update the equipment lists that appear on the website at the end of this month so that candidates are aware of the change. Infra-red thermometers will be made available to candidates in the test centre so they can familiarise themselves with their use prior to the start of the assessment.
24/02/2022 - Swindon Cafeteria Update for 26th and 27th February
Please be aware that over the café at our Swindon Campus on 26th and 27th February will have not hot food. The café will support hot drinks, confectionary and cold sandwiches.
We apologise for any inconvenience.
21/02/2022 - Oxford Cafeteria Payment Update
Please be aware that due to COVID-19 restrictions, the cafeteria at our Oxford Campus does not accept cash payment.
18/02/2022 - Swindon Cafeteria Updated Opening Hours
Please note that on a temporary basis, the cafeteria at our Swindon Campus will close at 3pm Monday - Friday.
We apologise for any inconvenience.
07/02/2022 - [IMPORTANT] Candidate Information and Messaging
We have been made aware that Candidates may have received text messages informing them their OSCE is cancelled. Please be aware that this is not Oxford Brookes University and we are looking into this serious issue. All communication between candidates and Oxford Brookes University Test Centre will be between emails or calls. Any text messages should be ignored.
If you have received a text message, please contact us at email@example.com with a screenshot of the message.
02/03/2022 - Swindon Cafeteria Updated For 5th and 6th February
Please be aware that over the café at our Swindon Campus on 5th and 6th February will have not hot food. The café will support hot drinks, confectionary and cold sandwiches.
We apologise for this inconvenience.
21/01/2022 - Learning Resources Migration
We have recently migrated all our learning resources onto our public facing website. They can be found under support and preparation. Candidates will no longer be able to access Moodle from 21st January 2022.
All candidates will be able to find the login details for Royal Marston either on their ticket confirmation when we booked them in, or on their last Moodle notification.
19/01/2022 - Travel Update to Oxford Campus
Please be aware that Marsh Lane (the Road from the A40 to our Marston Road Campus) has roadworks starting on Monday 24th January for 9 weeks. This is likely to cause some disruption so please take into consideration that you might need to factor additional time to travel to the Oxford test centre.
Thank you and drive safely.
12/01/2022 - Covid-19 Update
Oxford Brookes CTC continues to test at full capacity during this current surge in covid positive cases. We continue to have all measures in place to maximise everyone’s wellbeing. For candidates attending the test centre, can we please remind you of the following to support everyone in these processes:
We strongly advise all candidates to undertake a lateral flow test before attending the test centre. Please let us know at your earliest convenience if a candidate tests positive and we will rearrange their OSCE for another date. The sooner we know this, the sooner we can accommodate a suitable time. We want to make sure we can accommodate everyone as best as possible.
Please continue to observe the required use of face masks and hand decontamination for being on our University campus.
As you can appreciate, we may have unanticipated staff sickness on the day of testing. All our staff are lateral flow testing before coming into the test centre too. Please be patient with us if unanticipated sickness results in delays in testing on the day. Our goal is to maximise testing but also retain the quality of our provision and we thank you in anticipation for your support in this regard.
Stay safe and well and thank you for choosing Oxford Brookes CTC.