The IDE is pleased to announce the following dates:


Preparation Days will be held at the Family Conference Centre, Bordesley, Birmingham on

  • 11 March 2013
  • 9 September 2013
  • 10 March 2014

The main examination centre will be at the Family Conference Centre and examinations will be held on

  • 25 March 2013
  • 23 September 2013
  • 24 March 2014

Booking forms for the March 2013 examination session will be sent out to Entrants early in January 2013.

More information


The purpose of the shared support entrance examination day is to provide a reasonably stressful free day, with one on one tutoring, for the candidates whose learning and or academic disabilities disadvantage them from seeking full membership of the Institute via the normal route. The institutes entrance exam criteria and the rationale regarding the format and questions, together with how to structure the answers, is fully explained.  Where necessary, a tutor will provide amanuensis duties for the candidate.

These examinations will be held on:

  • 14 December 2012
  • 25 January 2013
  • 8 March 2013

Applications for the Shared Support Route are available from the National Secretary and should be returned to her, with CV and the fee, by 16 November 2012