Your health care professional will administer the examination when you apply for a position within one of the health care professions in the UK. When you take your examination, be sure to remember to arrive promptly at the examination centre. Usually, health care exam centres are within a short walking distance from most of the hospitals in the UK. Most will also have a helipad or other form of transport.
The Health and Safety Executive, which is responsible for overseeing safety in the UK, is the governing body that will decide if you can take the test. If you do pass, then you will be expected to take the examinations provided for by the HSE. You can find the test schedule on the government’s website. Once you have passed the examination, you will be awarded a certificate which proves that you have completed the course. The certificate should be kept by you and presented for a health care practitioner, preferably a registered nurse who will examine your certificate and give you a professional health certificate.
Once the certificate is awarded, you may need to take an additional health check to ensure that you meet the criteria set out by the HSE. You will be given a health check card once the health certificate is awarded. You will not be allowed to apply for any job in the health care profession until you are given this card. This card is valid for two years. After that period, you can apply for a normal health care position in the health care profession, and you may even change your name on the card if you wish.
The certificate should be carried with you when you apply for a job in the health care industry. Some employers may insist on you taking the examination, although there are several companies that allow you to take the examination online. You need to have enough confidence in yourself before you attempt taking the examination. Don’t try and take this exam if you have doubts about your ability. The exams are designed to test your knowledge, but they do not make sure that you are fit for a job. You should not put off this test because you are worried that it might cause you embarrassment.
The examination consists of two different parts. First of all, you will have to undergo a physical examination. This part includes questions relating to your health and lifestyle. You will be asked to bend over backwards and give your own urine as urine will be the most reliable way of knowing your health status. Sometimes the interviewer will ask you to strip naked in front of the examination centre, but you are not obliged to do this if you don’t want to. The examiners can also request you to take a further test which will be conducted while you are in the examination room.
Once the test is complete, you will be asked to sign the certificate. It is strongly recommended that you read the instruction manual that comes with the examination so that you understand what you have to do. Then you must wait for the results. Usually you will receive your results in about two weeks. Then you must register with the Medical Services Authority (MSA), who will send you a letter of acceptance or refusal.
Once you have registered with the MSA, you will be able to take the examination part of the Jobseekers Allowance (SOA) for up to one year. The first part of the SOA consists of health test requirements which must be completed in your country of origin or at the designated European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC). The second part is performed at the designated destination where you are registered as a registered nurse. Your third part is usually performed in a hospital near your home if you do not have a local centre.