External Candidate Service

Who is the service for?


This service is to help and support exam office staff who might consider offering their services to any prospective external candidates seeking to take a public exam in their centre. If you read the background to this issue it is clear that many exam office staff have felt that they are already overburdened by their role, and therefore have no time to take on any external candidate work.


However, as stated in the EOA Mission Statement below, the EOA is committed to helping towards a more 'user friendly' public exam system which can be assessed more easily by all students, wherever they are, and from whatever background.


 The EOA Mission Statement


The EOA is an independent, not for profit professional body and registered charity whose key role is to support the professional development of all exam office personnel working in centres throughout the UK and abroad, so they can support an exam system that will benefit all learners.

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We are working with one of the leading organisations who support the external candidate community the National Extension College (NEC) - click here

We are urging our members and non-members to review their working practices and try and help these external candidates fulfil their potential through the formal public exam system. The exams office community have another opportunity to share their expertise while at the same time can contribute directly in helping to improve on their centre's funds, while having a major impact on the future of these learners.


Definition of External Candidates:                                  Background to the service:


EOA Programme objectives:                                           How to access the service: