To complete the award you must study a single study text and
then pass the associated exam.
Studying for the Awards
The study text breaks down into six chapters, each with
clearly-defined learning objectives. All chapters conclude with a
series of self-test questions which enable you to monitor your
progress as you prepare for the exam itself.
As a guide, it is recommended that you allow a minimum of 60
hours' study (this will vary according to your experience and
The exam itself takes the form of a two-hour paper consisting of
75 multiple choice questions, and is examined twice-yearly in April
The nominal pass mark is 70%. However, the actual pass mark may
vary slightly from one session to another to ensure that the pass
standard remains constant.
The complete package
Enrolment for the Award includes everything you need for a
single fee: study text, examination guide and exam entry.