If your application has been deemed eligible for Dental Core Training (DCT), you’ll be invited to book a Situational Judgement Test (SJT).

Invitation to the SJT

If your application meets the eligibility criteria outlined in the national DCT person specifications, you’ll be invited to sit the SJT by Friday 16 February 2024 through the messaging system in Oriel

You'll also receive 2 automated emails from Pearson VUE, indicating your web username and temporary password. Follow the instructions in the emails to complete your login for the VUE appointment scheduling web pages.

Remote testing is only available to applicants with extenuating circumstances. The DCT National Recruitment Office will review requests on a case-by-case basis remote and overseas testing.

Booking a test

You will book your test through Pearson VUE during a specified window.

The booking window is only open for a short time. All times are in UK local time (GMT or BST).

SJT booking opens

Visit Pearson VUE and use the Sign in button on the right of the page. You can then schedule your assessment.

Booking opens on Thursday 22 February 2024 at 6:00am.

SJT booking closes

If you do not book an appointment before the end of the SJT booking window your DCT application will not progress.

Booking closes on Wednesday 28 February 2024 at 11:00am.

If you requested a "test accommodation" (reasonable adjustment) when completing your application form and the adjustment you requested is not bookable online, the Pearson VUE Customer Service Centre will book the test on your behalf.


Find out more information about requesting adjustmens for the Situational Judgement Test (SJT).

Test availability

When searching for seat availability at test centres by location, Pearson VUE will return a maximum of 30 test centres per location search. To view more test centres, you'll need to amend your search terms.

The DCT National Recruitment Office (DCTNRO) will not reimburse expenses incurred by applicants attending the SJT.

Confirmation of test booking

Once you’ve booked your test, you’ll receive an automated appointment confirmation email to your registered email address.

If you do not receive confirmation, log back into your Pearson VUE account to confirm you completed the booking process in full. 

Page last reviewed: 14 August 2023
Next review due: 14 August 2024

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