End point

Most formative 'end-point' assessments are usually developed around the same principles which are practice and theory based learning. Sometimes awarding organisations may just add something a little extra - this is not to catch you out! But, a chance for them to see the true person underneath all that stress and pressure of being a 'clinician.'


The assessment takes place over one whole day. You will be expected to undertake both written and practical exams, as well as a professional discussion.
The layout of these exams are exactly the same as the ones you will undertake whilst in the class-room. 

  • 2 or 3 written exams
    These can include; Mental Capacity, Safeguarding, Situational Judgement and Law (E.g., Road Traffic Signs, Emergency Driving Exemptions, or Clinical Practice Law. These exams are likely to either be multiple-choice or short answer questions.)

  • Medical OSCE (E.g., Chest Pain, Shortness of Breath. This assessment will focus on your clinical examination and questioning, as well as your treatment plan.)

  • Resuscitation OSCE (You will either be assessed as a 'Solo-Responder' or 'Double-Crew.' Skills you are likely to be scored on here include Primary/Secondary Survey, BLS, ILS, Manual Defibrillation, Airway Management and Pit-Stop-CPR. You may also be asked about reversible causes, so remember to maintain a holistic approach to your patient assessment.)

  • Professional Discussion (This is very much like a job-interview or general 1-to-1 discussion, which is usually around the NHS 6 Cs, your clinical care and competence and personal core values. But, also be aware of your employing-organisation's own procedures/values and visions.