Almost 3,000 candidates attempted the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) registration assessment in July, but four of the applicants could not complete the test due to technical glitches.

“We can confirm that 2,915 candidates sat the registration assessment on 27, 28 and 29 July, with the vast majority of these completing the sitting in Pearson test centres across the UK, and with 34 candidates sitting remotely in the UK and overseas using Pearson’s OnVUE system,” GPhC said in a statement.

This was the second registration assessment sitting that took place online and the three sittings were delivered successfully for the vast majority of candidates.

Several candidates, who sat remotely, were unable to sit the online registration assessment due to internet connection issues.

A small number of candidates sitting in test centres also experienced some technical issues, which were largely resolved by the test centre staff.

“A maximum of four candidates were not able to sit the second paper, due to a system failure in one test centre,” GPhC said.

“We have contacted the candidates involved directly to apologise. We are working with Pearson VUE to investigate and prevent similar issues occurring in subsequent sittings,” it added.

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