The Situational Judgement Test for Admission to Clinical Education (SJTace) is an admissions test used for entry to the Scottish Graduate Entry Medical Programme (ScotGEM).

SJTace Access Arrangements

The information below is subject to change.  Details of the 2020 process will be updated in April 2020.

Applications for SJTace Access Arrangements can be made from 1 May 2019.  The deadline for requests is 5pm on 18 September 2019.  To make an application you must be registered and know your candidate ID (in the format UKCAT123456).  

If you have a Specific Learning Difficulty such as dyslexia, a disability, medical condition or temporary injury you may be entitled to extra time or accommodations.  

All access arrangements need to be arranged at least 10 working days before your test and some require you to apply for approval before you can book a test.  Testing without access arrangements in place will not be accepted as a mitigating circumstance.  Those indicated with a (*) are subject to test centre availability.   

What access arrangements can be provided? 

SJTaceSEN - 25% additional time
If you are eligible for 25% extra time in public exams you should sit the SJTaceSEN.  In 2019 you must apply to the UCAT Office for approval to sit the SJTaceSEN.  You may book a test in advance of your eligibility being approved but we recommend you wait for confirmation before sitting your test.  

Special Access Arrangements
You must apply to the UCAT Office for approval before you can book the following for your test:

  • Separate room*
  • Access to medical items at your workstation (e.g. for diabetes) that are not included on the comfort aid list (below) 

Evidence Required
Applications must be submitted with the correct supporting evidence:

If you are currently or very recently in education:   

  • We require an official letter (on headed paper and signed) from your school, college or university that confirms you are entitled to 25% extra time in public examinations. This letter should be recently dated and confirm on what basis this entitlement has been agreed, for example a diagnosis from a qualified medical practitioner or a report from an educational psychologist / specialist teacher.

    If you cannot provide a letter we are also willing to consider a report from an educational psychologist or appropriately qualified specialist teacher if it explicitly recommends 25% extra time in public examinations.

If you have been out of education for more than a year:

  • For a Specific Learning Difficulty, e.g. dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADH, dyscalculia and dysgraphia – A report from an educational psychologist or appropriately qualified specialist teacher that explicitly recommends extra time and/or specific access arrangements in public examinations.

  • For other circumstances – a recent letter (dated 2019) from a specialist or general practitioner that details your circumstances and makes a clear medical recommendation for extra time and/or specific access arrangements in public examinations. 

Application Process
Email your supporting evidence using the link below together with the following information:

  • Candidate ID (in the format UKCAT123456)
  • Full name
  • Email address
  • Please give brief details of your condition(s)
  • Please tell us the access arrangements you require to sit the SJTace. This should reflect what you are entitled to in public exams. 

You will then receive confirmation of your access arrangements within 5 working days.

Apply to sit the SJTACESEN or for Special Access Arrangements

The following accommodations can be requested at least 10 working days in advance of your test by calling Pearson VUE Customer Services on +44 (0) 161 855 7409.  You do not need supporting evidence.

  • Wheelchair access*
  • Adjustable height desk*
  • Changes to the test colour scheme and/or font size (info sheet)
  • Coloured overlays (provided by candidate) 

Comfort aids
Some medicines, medical devices, mobility devices and other items are allowed into the test room after visual inspection and do not require any arrangements.  A full list of permitted comfort aids is available here: Comfort Aid Information

What access arrangements cannot be provided?

Due to the nature of the SJTace exam and the test centre environment the following accommodations cannot be provided under any circumstances: 

  • A reader or computer reader.
  • A paper version of the test.
  • A scribe.
  • Unlimited, ‘on request’ or ‘stop the clock’ breaks.

Further assistance

If you do not think that your needs will be met by the access arrangements on offer, you should register for the test and contact the UCAT Office and provide recent supporting evidence.  We will then advise you on your options.  The deadline for any requests is 5pm on 18 September 2019.