UKITE FAQs for TPDs

How do TPDs schedule a UKITE sitting for trainees in their programme? 

The BOA UKITE Team will contact TPDs to request schedule preferences for their programme, these are accommodated wherever possible. 

UKITE sittings are spread over an eight day period in order to accommodate the scheduling needs of different training programmes, but also to prevent capacity issues on the servers hosting UKITE. 

Do TPDs need to book a venue for the UKITE exam?

If TPDs wish for their trainees to take the examination in a group setting they are responsible for organising this, including the venue. 

For UKITE 2020 many candidates sat the examination remotely due to COVID-19 restrictions and this may be the case in 2021. All candidates should ensure they have stable internet connection for their attempt. 

Who is responsible for overseeing the exam?

If UKITE is taking place in a group setting there would ordinarily be an invigilator (the TPD or a nominated invigilator). 

TPDs are responsible for disseminating any information sent by the BOA to their trainees regarding UKITE.

Can trainees sit UKITE from home/a non-invigilated venue?

Yes. Trainees who want to sit from home/a non-invigilated venue are able to do so. 

Do trainees need to pay for UKITE?

UKITE is free for BOA members provided their BOA subscription is up-to-date by the 31st Ocotber 2020 and that they register for UKITE by the registration deadline. 

Non-BOA members need to pay a £150 registration fee and register by the registration deadline. 

There will be a additional late registration fee for those who wish to register for UKITE 2020 after the registration deadline. The late registration fee is £50 for members and £200 for non-members.

How do trainees register for UKITE?

Once registration is open, all candidates must register themselves in order for their access to be provided.  

Prior to the exam, what do TPDs need to do?

TPDs should ensure that their trainees register for UKITE and that they have received the email with access information prior to the UKITE sitting. 

TPDs are also responsible for ensuring they have a suitable venue with computer and internet access for the exam, if applicable. 

Regular communication is sent from the BOA UKITE Team to TPDs. Please contact ukite@boa.ac.uk with any queries. 

On the day of the exam, what does the TPD/nominated invigilator need to do?

UKITE is delivered via an online assessment platform. All trainees who have registered for UKITE will be sent information regarding accessing this, including a link to the examination and an access key.

Trainees can submit their exam before the time allowance has expired if they have completed the exam. Trainees will be prompted to fill out a feedback form at the end of their exam.

Do TPDs have access to the results of their trainees? 

TPDs will be sent a report following UKITE. This will include results information of any of the trainees from their programme who have opted-in to share their result. The BOA is not able to provide information relating to the result of any trainees who have not agreed to result sharing. 

An overview report relating to UKITE will also be sent to all TPDs with aggregated results data. This will not contain any individual identifiable information.