Shorthand exam bookings

Changes to centre shorthand bookings for 2019-20

In 2019-20, all shorthand exams will now be sat in Cirrus and centres will need to provide candidate entry details at point of booking, via the template provided within the booking form. URNs, candidate names, DOBs and reasonable adjustment information are required at this point. 

The new booking form is now live.

Exam Booking Form

Section 1: Exam details

Section 2: Candidate Details

Please use this Word template or this Excel template as a basis for your candidate details.

Download the candidate entry template, enter details as appropriate and upload it via the field below. Please ensure candidates are listed alphabetically by surname, A-Z. The NCTJ require clear alphabetised candidate lists for the purpose of accurately scheduling and checking exams in Cirrus, confirming results and issuing certificates back to centres in the shortest time-frame.

Exam Procedures

Before commencing an exam, invigilation staff should read the documentation contained in the shorthand administration pack and ensure they are familar with procedures. These must be adhered to and the "Procedures for Candidates" and "Cirrus login instructions" must be handed out to candidates. Any departure from the NCTJ's conditions may render the examination void.

Invigilators can locate the shorthand admin pack within their unique NCTJ website login.Or please contact the NCTJ and we will provide it to you.