UKITE FAQs for Trainees

How do trainees register for UKITE?

UKITE 2021 will take place from 10th-17th December. Announcement will be made on the website and via email to members when registration opens.

Once registration opens, all participants for UKITE, including BOA members, must register for UKITE by the registration deadline in order to be given access. Late registrations will be subject to a late registration fee.

UKITE registration takes place via the BOA website. 

All trainees intending to sit UKITE should register themselves. 

Do trainees need to pay for UKITE?

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

Please ensure you are up to date with your membership subscription payments by 31st October in order to be eligible for free UKITE registration.

Non BOA members will need to pay £150 to register for UKITE.

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

How is UKITE delivered? 

UKITE is delivered online via an online assessment platform. 

Registered candidates will receive information by email on how to access the examination, including the link to the exam and an access key. 

Please note that UKITE is no longer delivered via the BOA Learning Hub

When/where do trainees sit the UKITE exam?

UKITE sittings for each training programme are scheduled during the UKITE period. Trainees usually sit UKITE in an exam centre with access to computers, organised by the TPD.

However, in 2020 many candidates sat the examination remotely due to COVID-19 restrictions and this may be the case again in 2021. Candidates should ensure that that have regsitered for the examination, have received email communication regarding their sitting and that they have internet access for their attempt. 

Are trainees monitored during the exam?

If trainees take the examination in a group setting they would ordinarily be monitored by an invigialtor. All local arrangements are determined by the TPD. 

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

Yes, please confirm the arrangements for your region with your TPD. 

How long does the exam last?

The UKITE duration is 2 hours 45 minutes, unless there are additional arrangements in place. 

Any trainee wishing to request additional time for the exam should contact 

What happens on the day of the exam?

If you have registered for the examination you will have also received information by email on how to access the examination. 

The exam will automatically time out after the allotted time. 

Trainees will be prompted to fill out the online feedback form after completing their exam.

Where can trainees find their result?

Post examination analysis will be conducted following the end of UKITE. Confirmation of results will then be sent to individual trainees by email, including a breakdown of result by sub specialty category. 

Can TPDs see the results of their trainees?

TPDs are sent details of the result of trainees from within their programme shortly after the exam. However, only result information of trainees who have opted-in to share their result in this way is included. There is an option to opt-in to result sharing during the registration process.  

Following UKITE, some aggregated exam data is sent to all TPDs. This does not contain any individual identifiable information. 

Do BOA offer access to past UKITE papers/questions for trainees?

Currently this is not available. The BOA is looking at the UKITE question bank to identify questions that would be suitable for use as an additional resource for trainees.