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.'
LAYOUT OF THE ASSESSMENT (AAP)
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.