SJTace Access Arrangements
We offer a number of access arrangements, such as extra testing time and accommodations if you have special educational needs, disabilities or temporary injuries.
Extra Time - SJTaceSEN
If you are entitled to extra time and/or rest breaks for public examinations based upon a medical diagnosis or report from a specialist teacher you should book the SJTaceSEN. It is available to book online through your Pearson VUE account.
This is likely to relate to candidates with conditions such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, dysgraphia, dysorthographia, attention deficit disorder or working memory deficit. This may also apply to a range of other medical conditions.
You do not need to supply the UKCAT Office or Pearson VUE with evidence of your medical condition to book and sit the SJTaceSEN. Your evidence will be requested by your chosen Universities during their admissions cycle. If you cannot evidence your entitlement to extra time in public examinations your UKCATSEN result may be declared void.
During the admission cycle Universities will request from you the following evidence:
If you are currently or very recently in education:
An official letter from your school, college or university that states that on the basis of a diagnosis from a qualified medical practitioner, educational psychologist or specialist teacher you are currently entitled to extra time in public examinations (or have had extra time in public examinations within the last two years).
If you are not currently in education:
A post-16 year’s diagnosis or report from a qualified medical practitioner or educational psychologist that explicitly recommends extra time in public examinations.
Candidates expecting to offer different evidence of their condition should email the UKCAT Office for advice before booking their test.
Accommodations cannot be handled by the online booking system and need to be requested at least 10 working days in advance of a test.
If you have already booked a test date you need to contact Pearson VUE Customer Services immediately. It is possible, that subject to your needs, the test date, time or place may need to be changed. Testing without accommodations in place will not be accepted as a mitigating circumstance.
Due to the nature of the test and the test centre environment there are limitations on what accommodations can be permitted.
The following accommodations must be arranged in advance of testing:
A separate room* (medical evidence required)
Adjustable height desk*
Access to medication, medical equipment or medically necessary food/drink (e.g. for diabetes)
Coloured overlays (if provided by candidate)
*subject to test centre availability.
Pearson VUE provide a list of Comfort Aids which are allowed in the testing room after visual inspection by test centre staff. No other items are allowed in the testing room without an approved accommodation - this includes water.
Any unapproved items you take with you will need to be stored in a locker and can only be used outside the testing room. If they are required during testing you should raise your hand and the invigilator will assist you. However, the test will continue running during this time.
Due to the nature of the SJTace exam the following accommodations cannot be provided:
A reader or computer reader
A paper version
Unscheduled or unlimited breaks
If you are not currently entitled to extra time or accommodations in public examinations but feel that your disability or medical condition may make you eligible, you should email the UKCAT Office to discuss your situation. We will need to see medical evidence from a specialist or general practitioner. This evidence should be recent, detail the circumstances and explain explicitly why alternative examination arrangements are required. We are unlikely to support requests where there is not a clear medical recommendation that extra time or accommodations should be granted.
If you do not think that your particular needs will be met by the access arrangements on offer you should email the UKCAT Office and include your supporting evidence. You should make contact at least 10 working days before registration closes.