Sitting your exams with LearnOnline?

We are no longer accepting private candidate entries for summer 2021

You may have specifica questions about summer 2021 entries, please visit the Coronavirus Page for more information. 

If you are studying with LearnOnline or as a distance learner and you wish to take your exams at Pembrokeshire College, you can!

Pembrokeshire College can accommodate a variety of subjects and awarding bodies in A Levels, GCSEs and IGCSEs. As a private candidate you are responsible for ensuring that you know what you are applying for and you are aware of the College entry deadlines, but we will try to help you as much as we can.

We aim to support all private candidates wishing to sit their exams at Pembrokeshire College. However, we will need to review each request prior to confirming your application.

We can only accommodate exams with non-exam assessments (NEAs) if you are a LearnOnline student.

Fees are payable on application and we cannot enter your application to the Examinations Team until we have received payment in full.

Fees are payable on application and we cannot enter your application to the Examinations Team until we have received payment in full.


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Access Arrangement Assessment

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If you would like some more information or would like to request an exam entry form, please contact a member of the LearnOnline team.


There are three main exam series throughout the academic year. It is vital that you apply and pay for your exams by the following deadline to avoid late payment fees and guarantee a space.

  • November exams:      31st August
  • January exams:          30th September
  • May/June exams:      31st January 

If you apply past these deadlines and we can accommodate you, late payment fees may incur.

If you are an existing student and wish to pay for transfer fees or additional past papers please click on the following links:

Statement in BOLD applies to summer 2021 applications:

Although Pembrokeshire College are still accepting applications from private candidates for the Summer 2021 examinations, we will only consider these if you are based in Pembrokeshire due to the current and constantly changing situation with the Covid-19 pandemic.  In order to minimise potential disruption for applicants, we ask that applicants from beyond this area must locate a centre close to their location to sit their examinations.

It is important that we stress should examinations be cancelled or local lockdowns imposed, such restrictions are beyond the control of Pembrokeshire College as we must adhere to both Welsh and UK Government guidelines.  Should such events occur once again affecting the Summer 2021 examinations, we will do our best to assist you whilst following the guidance given at that time.  You can read a bit more on how we supported online students and private candidates in 2020 by following this  link.

We pride ourselves in offering an excellent service to both College and external candidates and we aim to continue to do so.  The safety of our staff and of all candidates is of the upmost importance and we will continue to make this our priority. 

We trust that the above helps to explain the present status with regard to private candidates and examinations and would ask for your patience and understanding during these unpreceded times.  Should you require further information on the above decision, please contact complaints@pembrokeshire.ac.uk

'Cesca Ventris-Field

LearnOnline Support
Phone: 01437753490

Matthew Norman

LearnOnline Support
Phone: 01437 753 191
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