Wednesday, May 29, 2024
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Summer exam season starts at Birmingham’s NRC

We are now in the Summer exam session at the NRC, starting with the Association of British Dispensing Opticians’s preliminary qualifying exams (PQEs) this week. Alongside these practical examinations, Specsavers hearcare is in residence on the fifth floor.

Next week see another Extended Services Day on the fifth floor, helping contact lens opticians develop the practical skills to take part in minor eye conditions schemes across the country. PQE exams will be continuing on fourth floor, while the team will be preparing the second and third floor for an intensive week of theory examinations.

NRC oprations manager Mat Stringer says, “We are bringing in a further 200 tables and chairs to maximise the socially distanced seating for theory examinatons. Alongside this we will be ensuring there are arrival and Covid protocols and procedures put in place before this next set of exams commence during the week of the 14th of June.”