PLAB exam: reasonable adjustments
These are examples of reasonable adjustments we have made to the practical arrangements for the PLAB test at the request of candidates. Decisions about reasonable adjustments are made on a case by case basis.
Part 1 examination
We allowed a candidate with motor difficulties and impaired vision to take the examination in a regional office because they found travel difficult. We allowed extra time for the examination and prepared all written material in large print and on maize-coloured paper.
We allowed a candidate with dyslexia extra time and a separate room in which to take the exam.
We allow candidates who are pregnant to sit near the toilet and allocate a female invigilator to escort them.
Part 2 examination
We offered a candidate, who was a wheelchair user and had impaired vision the opportunity to visit the Clinical Assessment Centre to allow them to consider what adjustments were necessary. All written material was placed at appropriate heights and in large font size. The examination time began when the candidate’s wheelchair was in position and we provided an assistant to help move between stations.
A candidate with manual dexterity difficulties. The examiners opened packages if requested and if the station required gloves, we did not require the candidate to put them on.
A candidate with mobility difficulties. We placed the resuscitation manikin on a couch rather than on the floor.
We will place the resuscitation manikin on a couch rather than on the floor for pregnant candidates.