Stage 1: Requirements

  1. Please ensure that you have passed all your resubmissions prior to taking your written exam, it is important for two reasons:
    1. this is the material you are studying from and if you do not have all the information it will reflect in your answers
    2. if it is discovered upon marking your final paper that you have not passed your resubmissions and have failed your written exam, your retake will be charged at full rate.
  2. Case studies must be submitted no less than two weeks before your practical exam.
  3. The same goes for your written exam, it must taken at least two weeks prior to the practical.
  4. Once your booking is made, it is not transferable and any changes or re-bookings will require full payment.

Stage 2: Written Exam

  1. There is a set date for the written exam that will be approximately two weeks prior to the the practical exam date.
  2. This exam is now taken online at a designated time, full instructions are sent closer to the date.

Stage 3: Practical Exam

  1. All available dates are listed below
  2. This exam is taken at our North London site in The Annexe.
  3. Please bring along a copy of your insurance, first aid certificate and your completed log book to the exam.

Stage 4: Booking your Exams

  1. Email cassandra@nlssm.com to request your preferred dates for both the written and practical exams.
  2. Payment is required for students post 6 months from the finish date of their diploma for any courses having started prior to 2020.
  3. The time of your exam will be confirmed by the office closer to the day, if you require a later time please request this at the time of booking.
  4. Written Exam - Should you require additional time for the written exam due to medically diagnosed dyslexia or English is your second language, please inform the office at the of booking your exam that you require an extension.
Exam Schedule


  • 6th September (Sunday) 2020
  • 15th November (Sunday) 2020 
  • 5th December (Saturday) 2020
  • 13th April (Tuesday) 2021
  • 23rd May (Sunday) 2021
  • 26th June (Saturday) 2021
  • 22nd August (Sunday) 2021
NOTE: All written exams are completed online at a designated time, full instructions are sent closer to the date.


  • 18th September (Friday) 2020
  • 28th November (Saturday) 2020
  • 18th December (Friday) 2020
  • 27th April (Tuesday) 2021
  • 6th June (Sunday) 2021
  • 24th July (Saturday) 2021
  • 5th September (Sunday) 2021

All exams are held at the Annexe. If the exam date you would like to book is full you can call the office to be added to a wait list on 0208 885 6062. This does guarantee you a place on the desired exam date.

Exam Cost

Price: £325.00

...for students who are post 6 months from their last date of completion.

Payment for your exams can be made via WorldPay (below), online bank transfer, cheque or cash (please contact us for these options).

A receipt of payment, confirmation of your booking and information about your exam dates will be emailed to you.

This payment includes both written and practical exams. This is non-refundable once the exam dates are booked.

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