Being a Private Exam Candidate

Being a Private Exam Candidate

The typical path to UK education involves enrolling in school, college, or university.  Exams are a common part of the learning process and overseen by a place of education.

More students are choosing not to take this conventional route and to instead study independently and enter exams as “private exam candidates”.

Being a private exam candidate usually means that you’re pursuing your education independently of a school or college setting.  This might be’s for personal development, career advancement, or other reasons.

The motivations behind the decision for independent study vary.  Some students may be home schooled, others may seek to enhance their qualifications or acquire new skills as a mature student.  Others may learn a new subject for fun.  Private exam candidates are typically self-motivated individuals who value autonomy and flexibility in their learning journey.

One of the significant advantages of being a private exam candidate is the flexibility it offers. Students can choose when and where to study.  They can adapt their learning to their own pace and preferences. This personalised approach to education allows them to delve deeper into subjects that interest them and spend less time on material they’ve already mastered.

It may appear daunting to enter exams as a private candidate.  Navigating the administration of applying for exams does require planning.  MTC is here to help make the process as transparent and pain-free as possible.

We have a wealth of information on our website to help you make the right decisions and to ensure that you understand what’s required of you throughout the process. There is a lot to take in so please feel free to contact us directly if you have any questions or would benefit from a discussion with one of our staff about your options.

When private candidates successfully complete their exams, the sense of achievement is immense. They have overcome numerous obstacles and challenges to reach their goals. Their accomplishments are a testament to their dedication and resilience.

We look forward to welcoming you.