Join the UKCAT Consortium

If you are an organisation interested in joining the UKCAT Consortium and using any of our tests as part of your admissions process please email us.

We work collaboratively with our Consortium members to ensure we meet their needs and continue to promote best practice in admissions.  This has led to the development of quality tests with extensive support for candidates underpinned by a research infrastructure.

What makes us different? 

Innovation

SJTs have become a routine part of selection in medical and dental training;  UKCAT is the only admissions test in the UK to have developed these, working with the internationally renowned Work Psychology Group

We invest significantly in our research infrastructure which is used to develop and improve the test and enhance medical/dental admissions

Flexibility

Ability to offer the SJT subtest as a standalone test in the form of the new SJTace

Experienced in meeting the needs of international universities who wish to use our test for their admissions cycle

Candidates choose to sit the test when and where they like

 Security

Secure on-line test delivered by Pearson VUE, a market leader in computer based testing, with  to over 25,000 candidates throughout the UK and internationally

Computer based test allows for the immediate release of results to candidates

Quality & Reliability

Established deliverers of high stakes, high volume testing

We routinely analyse our test using industry standard statistical analysis

Our test predicts performance in medical school

Candidate experience

Unlike our UK competitors our candidates can use their results to inform their UCAS choices

Universities receive results three weeks after the UCAS deadline

Extensive advice to candidates and free preparation materials – other providers charge for some materials

Widening Participation

Over 3000 candidates receive a full-fee bursary – offering is limited/non-existent from other test providers

Actively working with national WP organisations and WP teams at Consortium Universities to ensure information regarding the test reaches WP candidates.

Stronger use of the test can lead to more WP candidates being made offers

Consortium Benefits

Efficient, reliable and valid method of discriminating between large numbers of similar candidates

Fixed point in a complex changing HE environment

Partnership of Universities who direct the development and delivery of the test and provide us with a direct link into admissions departments and to medical educators