Exam - Resit Procedure

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Exam - Resit Procedure

If you fail your exam following your training course, we are here to help, and we can arrange for you to re-sit the exam, to ensure that you gain your required qualification.

There are two main options for how you can re-sit your exam:

  1. At your place of work
    A manager or a member of your HR Team can be nominated to invigilate the exam and a suitable date and time would be arranged. To avoid any conflict of interest the invigilator would usually not be your direct line manager or someone who has already taken the same exam. The fee includes the exam paper, postage and admin costs.
  2. At VWA offices
    A suitable date and time can be arranged with the Training Support Team at VWA. Exams are usually scheduled for Fridays, although there is more flexibility for exam days in July and August. The fee includes the exam paper, admin costs and refreshments (and lunch for level 4 exams).

Please contact the Training Support Team at VWA if you are unable to take your exam at your place of work or at VWA offices. In exceptional circumstances we may be able to offer remote invigilation of re-sit exams.


Re-sit fees are as follows:

  • Level 2 examinations - £30 + VAT per exam
  • Level 3 examinations - £60 + VAT per exam
  • Level 4 examinations - £100 + VAT per exam

Payment should be made via our website by credit/debit card. See link below. If you are unable to pay by card then we will raise an invoice, but we are only able to order the exam paper upon receipt of payment. Once we receive payment, the exam can be arranged within the next week or two.


Don’t want to re-sit?

If you have failed your exam and decide not to re-sit, we can issue you with a VWA Certificate of Completion.