Examinations team

The Examinations Team support exam candidates based in the UK and overseas.

We provide two types of examination, the Membership examination (MRCPCH) and the Diploma in Child Health (DCH).

Our team is responsible for all aspects of candidate administration from application to results. We also support clinical lead input into the development of clinical examination scenarios, clinical examiner recruitment and training and clerical support to examination related committees, panels and working groups.

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Theory exams - FOPTAS 2021.2 - test centre updates

All candidates at all test centres must adhere to the general social distancing guidelines. Here we provide additional guidelines for specific test centres. Test centres are listed by region. Please note, there have been some test centre closures for the Foundation of Practice/Theory and Scien...
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Privacy notice - examinations

Protecting the privacy and personal data of our exam candidates, examiners and hosts is highly important to us. The following explains how the RCPCH uses any information you give to us and the way we protect your privacy and to comply with UK Data Protection legislation.

MRCPCH/DCH theory exams during COVID-19 - information hub

Candidates have two options for taking the theory exam, a computer-based exam: at a test centre with appropriate social distancing, or at one’s own home or workplace with online invigilation. We have a webinar recording about the options provided for 2020.3 diet, which is still relevant for the u...