Dates for RAMA (SQP) Written and Oral Assessments

Written assessment dates

Each written module will take place on a particular day of the week, within each of the assessment weeks. See the full document " Online written exams: Instructions and Information for Candidates and Employers " which should be studied.

Don’t forget that everyone needs to pass the viva (oral) Assessment as well as the written assessments relevant to their enrolment with AMTRA. See further down this page for more on the viva exams.

Assessment period
Module(s) on this day
Companion Animal and Veterinary Nurse
Avian (2025), and Farm Animal
Avian (2024)
Assessment period
Booking deadline (receipt by AMTRA office)
20-21 June 2024
Alternative format, on-campus online exam at Harper Adams - see below for more details ***
Noon on 22 May 2024
22-26 July 2024
23 May to 21 June 2024 *
16-20 September 2024
Noon on 16 August 2024
21-25 October 2024
Noon on 20 September 2024
28 October - 1 November 2024
Re-sits of July & earlier exams only **
Noon on 20 September 2024
2-6 December 2024
Noon on 1 November 2024
Dates for 2025 will be added during May 2024
* July 2024 exams - registration deadelines

Because of how late the July exam round is in the University academic year, all students wishing to sit these exams must be registered on Harper Adams' systems by the below dates. Other categories (routes) not listed are unaffected.

For those who have already enrolled as a candidate with AMTRA, and have already registered on Harper Adams' systems in the 2023-24 academic year, then the deadline to send the exam booking form to AMTRA remains noon on 21 June.

The dates below are only relevant for people who haven't yet enrolled at all with AMTRA, or who haven't registered on Harper Adams' systems during the 2023-24 academic year.

** 28 October - 1 November exams

These exams are only available for those re-sitting exam modules sat in July 2024 or earlier. They are the final opportunity to sit the exams in the pre-September format, for those who have already experienced that format. Such people may, however, freely choose any other exam block and sit exams in the newer format.

Anyone needing to re-sit exams taken from September 2024 onwards must chose a different week.

*** Alternative format on-campus exams

These exams highlighted above will take place at Harper Adams University in Shropshire: each will be either a traditional pen-and-paper exam (the same exam questions/format as those done online), or will still be an online exam but on University equipment in University facilities, and so may better suit those who are less computer-confident or who don't have access to suitable equipment or Internet connection. Check the notes above to be certain which format you are choosing.

These exams are particularly well suited to those taking part in the face-to-face training course at Harper Adams, but space will normally be available for others: please book as normal with AMTRA, but spaces at this exam are limited and thus subject to confirmation.

Please note that these on-campus exams are subject to sufficient numbers choosing to book, and may be withdrawn at the discretion of Harper Adams University if unviable.

Alternative format, pen-and-paper exam at Harper Adams
Next exam in 2025.

Alternative format, online exam on campus at Harper Adams

Online vivas

Dates for the online vivas are given further down this page.

How to book your place

Please return the exam booking form to us.

On the form, make sure you include the date for each module you wish to book - don't forget to include the Base module as well as species module(s) if that's appropriate for you. And do include the viva (oral) Assessment if you're ready to book that too.

If you wish to spread out your modules over multiple assessment periods, that's fine, and there's no additional charge.

If you already know what you want to do when, you can book them all in one go even for different months, or you can book them individually as and when you're ready - it's up to you. Also, there's no requirement to do them in a particular order - whatever works best for you.

Exam drop-in sessions

One of these sessions is held before each exam round. They are aimed at candidates sitting exams in that exam round, and trainers and others supporting such individuals.

An exam drop-in session is for questions regarding the Systems Access Test; technical specifications for your laptop; exam day process etc. It is not a revision session and will not cover modular content.

The links should allow anyone to join the session as a guest, so it’s not company specific, and there's no need to book in advance.

Online vivas

Online vivas are undertaken via Zoom, and can be booked now. There is no need to wait until the written exams - you can take the viva before the written exams and get it out of the way (or do it afterwards if you wish). Subject to certain conditions, the viva Assessment can be taken from home or work or any suitable location of your choosing.

To book your viva, please return the exam Booking form.

Viva Assessment Date Notes
Friday 31/05/2024 Booking deadline passed
Wednesday 05/06/2024 Book by 29/05/2024
Monday 10/06/2024 now FULL
Thursday 13/06/2024 Book by 06/06/2024
Wednesday 19/06/2024 now FULL
Thursday 27/06/2024 now FULL
Thursday 04/07/2024 now FULL
Thursday 11/07/2024 now FULL
Friday 12/07/2024 now FULL
Monday 15/07/2024 now FULL
Wednesday 17/07/2024 now FULL
Wednesday 24/07/2024 now FULL
Tuesday 30/07/2024 now FULL
Wednesday 31/07/2024 now FULL

Revalidation viva

If you're looking for information about the "revalidation viva", including for those without enough CPD points, please see the revalidation viva page.

Training providers

Note that AMTRA does not offer any assurances as to the quality or appropriateness of the training offered by any of the providers listed on this website: candidates should make their own checks. AMTRA welcomes feedback on the training providers, and reserves the right to remove a training provider from this website. Organisations or individuals wishing to be listed here should contact the AMTRA Secretary General.

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