Dates for RAMA (SQP) Written and Oral Assessments
AMTRA written and viva (oral) assessments take place online.
For more details read the sections on Assessments generally, more specific information on Written Assessments, on the Viva (oral exam), and full details on Managing Your Online Viva.Written assessments
The online format brings major benefits for candidates and employers, including avoiding time away from home and work, avoiding travelling costs, and more flexibility about the way in which you sit your assessments, splitting modules to suit you and your work needs.
Full details of the process are in the " Online written exams: Instructions and Information for Candidates and Employers " which should be studied.
While the purpose and academic effort is the same as a conventional Assessment, the way you prepare for and "sit" online assessments may be different to what you have experienced previously.
Each module assessment (Base, Companion Animal, Farm, Equine, Avian, Veterinary Nurse) will be made available on a specific date, at 10.30am.
You will need to be alone in a quiet room, using a computer equipped with a webcam and which in other ways meets the Harper Adams University requirements - see the instructions document linked above.
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.
Module(s) on this day
Companion Animal and Veterinary Nurse
27-31 March 2023
27 February 2023
27-28 April 2023
New format, exam in person at Harper Adams - see below for more details
6 April 2023
15-19 May 2023
17 April 2023
3-7 July 2023
5 June 2023
11-15 September 2023
14 August 2023
23-27 October 2023
18 September 2023
4-8 December 2023
6 November 2023
27-28 April 2023 exam
This exam will take place at Harper Adams University in Shropshire: it will still be an online exam, but the exam will take place 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.
The primary target for this exam is those taking part in the face-to-face training course at Harper Adams, but space will be available for others: please book as normal with AMTRA, but spaces at this exam are limited and thus subject to confirmation.
The next such hosted exam is being finalised - it will probably be in November, and will be listed on this website once confirmed.
Dates for the online vivas are given further down this page.
How to book your place
Please return the Assessment 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.
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 Assessment Booking form.
|Viva Assessment Date||Notes|
|Friday 31/03/2023||Booking deadline passed|
|Monday 03/04/2023||Booking deadline passed|
|Tuesday 04/04/2023||Booking deadline passed|
|Wednesday 19/04/2023||Book by 11/04/2023|
|Wednesday 03/05/2023||Book by 25/04/2023|
|Wednesday 10/05/2023||now FULL|
|Thursday 11/05/2023||Book by 03/05/2023|
|Tuesday 23/05/2023||now FULL|
|Thursday 25/05/2023||Book by 17/05/2023. Revalidation vivas also available|
|Tuesday 06/06/2023||Book by 29/05/2023. Revalidation vivas also available|
|Thursday 22/06/2023||Book by 14/06/2023|
If you're looking for information about the "revalidation viva" (previously known as the CPD exam) including for those without enough CPD points, please see the revalidation viva page.
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.Click here for Training Providers
Please also read our guidance on the qualification process for more information on exams.
Assessment bookings must be received by AMTRA by the booking deadlines given above - usually 4 weeks prior to the written assessment dates, or for online vivas usually 6 business days before the assessment date (subject to availablity).
Candidates with additional support needs who are seeking adjustments must notify Harper Adams at least 6 weeks in advance of the Assessment date.
The Assessment booking form can be found inside the front cover of your training manual, or on the forms page.