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Recrutiment & Employment Confederation

Accredited centres

Organisations whose training schedules and schemes have been audited by the REC AO and have been accredited to deliver training that covers the REC qualification syllabus. These centres are also allowed to enrol their students onto the examinations. Upon successfully passing an REC examination, the student is then awarded the appropriate qualification.

Approved centres

Organisations which have passed the REC AO centre approval and qualification approval process for the delivery of apprenticeships and NVQ qualifications. These centres are approved to enrol their students onto one or all of the recruitment apprenticeships, and one or all of the NVQs in recruitment.

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REC Awarding Organisation policies
Technical specifications of qualifications
Centre fees
2020 Examinations Timetable - for centres
Centres deadline for registrations Examination day Results day
24 December 2019 6 February 2020 20 March 2020
26 March 2020 7 May 2020 19 June 2020
25 June 2020 6 August 2020 18 September 2020
24 September 2020 5 November 2020 18 December 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Centre Forums:

20th May 2020

25th November 2020

Examinations information

EXAMINATION DATES AND TIMES 2020:

Level 2 Certificate in Recruitment Resourcing (L2 CertRR):

  • 6th February 2020 (14:00-16:00)

  • 7th May 2020 (14:00-16:00)

  • 6th August 2020 (14:00-16:00)

  • 5th November 2020 (14:00-16:00)

Level 3 Certificate in Recruitment Practice (L3 CertRP):

  • 6th February 2020 (14:00-16:30)

  • 7th May 2020 (14:00-16:30)

  • 6th August 2020 (14:00-16:30)

  • 5th November 2020 (14:00-16:30)

All Level 3 single unit resits are held at each examination date from 12:30 to 13:00.

Candidates may re-sit only one single unit at each examination date.

Level 3 Certificate in In-House Recruitment (L3 CertIHR):

  • 6th February 2020 (14:00-16:30)

  • 7th May 2020 (14:00-16:30)

  • 6th August 2020 (14:00-16:30)

  • 5th November 2020 (14:00-16:30)

All Level 3 single unit resits are held at each examination date from 12:30 to 13:00.

Candidates may re-sit only one single unit at each examination date. 

 Level 4 Diploma in Recruitment Management (L4 DipRM):

 

   

6 February 2020

7 May 2020

6 August 2020

5 November 2020

Mandatory units

RECTC 4-1

 

 

12.30-13.30

11.00-12.00

RECTC 4-2

14.00-16.00

14.00-16.00

14.00-16.00

14.00-16.00

RECTC 4-3

09.30-10.30

 

 

12.30-13.30

RECTC 4-6

11.00-12.00

09.30-10.30

11.00-12.00

 

RECTC 4-10

12.30-13.30

11.00-12.00

09.30-10.30

 

 RECTC 3-6   12.30-13.00   09.30-10.00

 

Optional units

RECTC 4-4*

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

RECTC 4-5

09.30-10.30

09.30-10.30

09.30-10.30

09.30-10.30

RECTC 4-7

11.00-12.00

11.00-12.00

11.00-12.00

11.00-12.00

RECTC 4-8

12.30-13.30

12.30-13.30

12.30-13.30

12.30-13.30

RECTC 4-9*

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

* RECTC 4-4 & 4-9 are assessed via a project submission.

Projects submitted MUST be received by REC by 17.00 (5.00pm) at each examination point. 

 

Level 5 Diploma in Recruitment Leadership (L5 DipRL):

Level 5 DipRL timetable

 

VENUES WHERE EXAMINATIONS ARE HELD (FEBRUARY 2020 EXAMINATIONS ONLY):

  • BELFAST: Stranmillis University College, Stranmillis Road, Belfast, Co Antrim, BT9 5DY - 028 90381271 - Directions
  • BIRMINGHAM: Jury's Inn, 245 Broad St, Birmingham B1 2HQ - 0121 606 9000 - Directions
  • BRISTOL: Holiday Inn Bristol City Centre, Bond Street, Bristol BS1 3LE  - 0117 9245000 - Directions
  • EDINBURGH: Hilton Edinburgh Carlton, 19 North Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1SD - 0131 472 3000 - Directions
  • LEEDSPark Plaza Leeds, Boar Lane City Square, City Square, Leeds, LS1 5NS - 0113 380 4000- Crowne Plaza Leeds, Wellington Street, Leeds LS1 4DL (LS1 4AP for sat nav) - 0113 261 6845 - Directions
  • LONDON: 15Hatfields, Chadwick Court, London, SE1 8DJ - Tel 020 7827 5920 - Directions 
  • MANCHESTERMercure Piccadilly Hotel, Portland St, Manchester M1 4PH - 0161 751 1412 (Sat Nav: Please use postcode M1 4DY for car park)  The Edwardian Manchester, Radisson, Free Trade Hall, Peter Street, Manchester M2 5GP - Tel 0161 835 9929  - Directions
  • NOTTINGHAM: NTU Events and Conferencing, Burton Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU - 0115 848 8000 - Directions
  • SOUTHAMPTON: Novotel, 1 West Quay Rd, Southampton SO15 1RA - 023 8107 2800 – Directions

 

PROOF OF ID: Candidates unable to produce ID as per the official ID policy on exam day will not be permitted to sit the examination. If you have recently changed your name and your ID is not reflecting the change, you must bring proof of name change (marriage certificate, deed poll, etc.)

LATENESS: There is a maximum twenty-minute allowance for candidates to be admitted into the examination after the start time. Candidates arriving more than twenty minutes late will not be allowed to sit the examination, nor will any refund of examination fees be given. Candidates who arrive whilst an examination is in progress will not be granted extra time.

On arrival at the venue, candidates will be greeted by an REC invigilator and registered. The invigilator’s role is to ensure that the examination is conducted in a fair and standardised manner. The invigilator will indicate any relevant seating arrangements and read out examination instructions at the start of the exam.

Candidates will not be allowed to use mobile phones, smartwatches, electronic devices (including calculators), dictionaries or translators during the examination. Only blue or black ink is acceptable. Use of correction fluid is not permitted. Candidates must use the Answer Booklet to answer the questions. Ticks/notes/answers within the Question Paper will NOT be taken into account.

Download full candidate guidelines

The RECAO strongly recommends that all candidates carefully read these guidelines which set out their rights and obligations. The RECAO will assume that every candidate has read and understood these guidelines. Misunderstanding will not be accepted as a valid reason for any Special Consideration. For any queries about these guidelines, please email awarding@rec.uk.com.

 

 

 

 

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