Good afternoon all,
As the situation with COVID-19 is developing and requiring more stringent action in accordance with Government advice this is requiring exceptional measures to be taken to ease the burden on mortuary services and safeguard the health of both our candidates and assessors. The following message has been issued by the RSPH:
All examination elements (exam and external visits) of the level 3 and 4 Diploma courses will be suspended until further notice.
When these resume we will obviously need to give candidates the opportunity for revision sessions and sufficient notice of the revised exam dates.
We [North Tees] will still continue teaching the theory elements on a remote basis and will ensure that all candidates will be able to access online video sessions.
Candidates are expected to attend these sessions, and online dates of training will be the same as previous visits days already published in timetables.
Assignments will continue to be issued and expected to be returned to us (using the upload box in your password protected area) by the instructed timelines.
We recognise that candidates may be concerned about delays in the process and obtaining of the RSPH qualification due to lack of availability of external verifiers and examiners at this time. This is particularly likely to be impacted further if employers are reluctant to release staff due to pressures on the service. We ask for your patience and understanding if this happens.
Please ensure this message is passed onto your mentor’s / line managers.