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Practical Session 2 Update - Japan

We appreciate how much the cancellation of our exams has affected learners and we are working hard on solutions to ensure learners can gain their qualifications at the earliest opportunity.

However, on the basis of official and local advice we will be cancelling Session 2 Practical exams scheduled for November-December. We are very sorry for the impact on teachers and candidates and we will continue to monitor the situation. Thank you for your loyalty and support while these restrictions remain in place.

We will be gradually rolling out remotely-assessed Performance Grades and will share exam dates and booking periods soon.


For the very latest information on our system availability please check our social media channels.

Apple iOS 14 release Our exam booking service is currently not compatible with Apple’s new iOS 14 mobile operating system for iPhones. We are working on a solution, but for the current exam booking period you will need to use an alternative device to make your booking.

Performance Grade booking availability We have plenty of Performance Grade exam availability. To see the ‘venue’ for Performance Grades make sure you have no active filters (dark grey boxes). To remove a filter, click the ‘x’.

Uploading a Performance Grade video using a mobile device If you are using a mobile device to upload a Performance Grade or ARSM video, you must make sure that for the duration of the upload the device does not go to ‘sleep’ or close. If this happens the upload process will stop and you will need to start again.

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