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Private Exam Entry Service

Please ensure you have in date (not expired) photo identification, without this you will be unable to sit your examination.

General information

Unfortunately we do not accept entries with the Awarding Body CIE.

We cannot accept candidates for controlled assessment, coursework units, oral and practical units. However, if you have previously taken any of the above, and the specification(s) allows you to carry these marks forward, we will accept entries on any remaining unit(s).

If you are looking at a specification that does include any of the above units you may wish to contact the relevant awarding body to seek an alternative specification.

Functional Skills English

We can only enter for on-demand Functional Skills English exams if you have completed the speaking and listening component previously, and can provide us with evidence of this.

Access Arrangements

Evidence of an assessment is required in order to request JCQ approval for exam access arrangements.

Previous evidence of an assessment at another centre cannot be accepted, unless the previous centre has an established working relationship’ with Nottingham College. Please note Nottingham College do not currently have an established working relationship with any other centre.

If you would like to request an assessment, please request this in your initial enquiry. A member of our Learning Support Team will then contact you to discuss this further. A fee of £250.00 will be charged and must be paid in advance of the assessment. 

For more information and guidance please see:

Series deadlines – we do not accept late entries

Examination series Entry opens Entry deadline
Examination series:

November 2023
GCSE Maths and English resits

Entry opens:

1st September 2023

Entry deadline:

22nd September 2023

Examination series:

November 2023
Pearson iGCSE

Entry opens:

1st September 2023

Entry deadline:

13th September 2023

Examination series:

Summer 2024
GCSE, iGCSE & A level

Entry opens:

23rd November 2023

Entry deadline:

31st January 2024

Examination series:

On demand entries 
Online AAT & functional skills

Entry opens:

On demand

Entry deadline:

Six weeks’ notice 


Examination type Fee
Examination type:

A Levels


£120 per A Level exam

Examination type:



£100 per exam

Examination type:

Functional Skills


Maths (£100 per exam)
English (£100 per exam, reading/​writing units availably only)

Examination type:



£120 per exam

Examination type:



Enquiries dependant on specification 

(e.g. If one A Level Subject as 3 units, all exams it will cost £360 in total, 3 x £120)

Please note all fees are non-refundable. These include the following fees – Awarding body registration fee(s); Invigilation fees; rooming costs and all administration and certification costs.

To make an enquiry please complete form below, once submitted we will endeavour to respond within 5 working days.

Exam service enquiry

(Multiple exams can be included on one form)

Due to the exam board regulations, we are unable to enter any private candidates for either GCSE or A Level Science exams.

e.g. November; January; Summer for GCSE; i-GCSE or A Level. Please specify preferred month of exam for Functional Skills/On-Demand exams.

Start by selecting the examination series you are interested in enquirying about.

The deadline for the November 2023 series exams has now passed. We cannot accept any further exam entries for this series.

The deadline for the Summer 2024 series has now passed. We cannot accept any further exam entries for this series.

Name information

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Address information

e.g AQA; OCR or Pearson

e.g. iGCSE Biology.

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If you require further information on what the Awarding Bodies offer, please see links to the below awarding bodies’ private candidate web pages:

AQA Private Candidates Information

OCR Private Candidates Information

Pearson Private Candidates Information