UK Foundation Programme (UKFP)

UK Foundation Programme (UKFP)

Applicants to the Situational Judgement Test (SJT)

The SJT forms part of the selection process for the UK Medical Foundation Programme. More information about the assessment is available on the UKFP website at https://www.foundationprogramme.nhs.uk/content/resource-bank.

To use the Pearson VUE test appointment scheduling webpages, you will be required to create a Pearson VUE web username and password. Use the 'Create Account' button on the right-hand side of this webpage. You only need to do this once. Subsequently, you can log in to your Pearson VUE account via the ‘Sign in’ button.

If you are longlisted, you will then be invited to attend the SJT and you will be required to log in (using the 'Sign In' button on the right) and schedule your assessment date and time at one of the available Pearson VUE test centres. Alternatively, you have the option to take the SJT test in your own home, monitored remotely by webcam, by selecting the ‘OnVUE’ delivery method at the time of scheduling*. Further guidance about scheduling an SJT appointment is given below.

The UKFP team would like to wish you every success in the SJT.

Important Information

The assessment is entitled “UK Foundation Programme Situational Judgement Test”, with the exam series code UKFP_SJT. Once you have signed in to your testing account you will be able to select a test centre (subject to availability) and book a place.

Once scheduled, you can choose to subsequently change your booking (to a different date, time or test centre location) if required, by simply logging into your account and choosing ‘Reschedule’. You can reschedule up until the close of the booking period.

If you book a place but decide not to attend, you must cancel your booking at least 48 hours before the assessment is due to be delivered.

If you require any special adjustments to the assessment (for example extra time), please contact the UKFP Team (helpdesk@foundationprogramme.nhs.uk) before you schedule a test appointment, so that we can ensure your needs can be accommodated at your preferred test centre (exams with adjustments cannot normally be delivered via the ‘OnVUE’ remote invigilation method). **

The assessment will begin with a short tutorial to familiarise you with the controls and layout of the screens and will end with a short evaluation questionnaire. Use the Related Link on the right to access a similar testing tutorial.

* Note, if you opt to take the SJT remotely via the OnVUE delivery method, you are responsible for ensuring that your computer equipment, webcam, internet connection, earphones, etc, meet with the required criteria specified. Faulty equipment will not be taken into consideration in the event of failure to complete the assessment remotely; applicants will not be able to re-book for the assessment on the basis of faulty or non-operational equipment after the booking window closes.

** The OnVUE delivery method is not suitable if you have been approved for an accommodation (reasonable adjustment), or if you intend to have access to an approved comfort aid. In these circumstances, you should schedule your exam to be delivered at a Pearson VUE test centre. If in doubt, contact Pearson VUE customer services for advice (you can find the contact details via the Customer Service link in the top right of this page).

An exception to the above is for candidates who are approved for 25% extra time or 30 minutes extra time; if you wish to take the exam via OnVUE, you can call Pearson VUE Customer Services, stating the programme UKFP and your candidate ID (Oriel PIN) and ask them to schedule your OnVUE appointment for you.

Information about the SJT exam:

During the check-in process for your test, you will be required to present one form of original (no photo copies), valid (unexpired) government issued ID that includes your name, photograph, and signature. The first and last name that you used to register must match exactly the first and last name on the ID that is presented on test day.
Read the full policy here »

If you have any concerns about the ID you are required to present at your SJT test appointment, please contact the UKFP team at helpdesk@foundationprogramme.nhs.uk.

Once seated at the exam workstation, when the exam is launched, you will be presented with the following:

NDA A non-disclosure agreement which you must accept in order to progress to the actual exam Untimed  
Tutorial An optional tutorial to help you understand the basic functionality of the computer-based test and how to navigate through it and select your responses 10 mins  
SJT section 70 exam questions 140 mins  
Survey An optional survey to enable you to give feedback 15 mins  

NB: if you have been pre-approved for a time extension (because of a medical or neurological condition), your allotted exam appointment slot time will be increased, and the total appointment duration will be indicated in the confirmation email you receive upon scheduling the appointment. The usual total duration for an exam appointment from start to finish is 165 mins (which, as per the table above, is made up of 140 minutes for the SJT, 10 minutes for tutorial and 15 minutes for the optional survey). The amount of time for the SJT exam section itself will be increased by the percentage of the extra time accommodation you have been granted (e.g. usual exam time of 140 mins + 25% extra time = 210 mins for the SJT). The allotted time is displayed in the corner of the screen when you start the SJT section. Note, however, that extra time is not added to any other timed sections (ie the durations of the tutorial and survey remain the same)

Last updated 2019-11-25