note: A2A is in the process of restructuring this website to reflect a wider community beyond the EOA  membership ethos and much of the EOA components will be relocated into their own area.

Contact: [email protected] in association with A2A for further information.

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. 

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. 

Definition and classification of External Candidates       Background to the External Candidate Service: 

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 fulfill 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. 

How to access the service: Forms for individual request & centre offers of help