Exam Revision

During the coronavirus pandemic the way trainees are being examined has changed significantly. Whilst the North West is eager to continue as much face to face learning as possible, below is the list of resources available to trainees due to sit their primary and final FRCA examinations:

Virtual Viva Club

You are invited to join the NW Virtual VIVA Club: a revision resource that runs during the 6 week period prior to the Primary & Final SOE. Read this presentation or watch this video to find out more. Please then sign up to the appropriate session(s) using the Google Drive Links below:
Primary Viva Match Spreadsheet
Final VIVA Match Spreadsheet
Sign up for Sunday Sessions
 Sign up for Sunday Sessions (pending)

VIVA Club requirements:

  • You are a NW Anaesthetic trainee (Manchester / Mersey) and have a Zoom account. 
  • Examiners are Consultants & post fellowship registrars with a Zoom account. 
Trainee instructions can be found here & Examiner instructions here.

Primary FRCA Exam Courses

Please email Janet Coulson (janet.coulson@mft.nhs.uk) for availability.

Primary MCQ Course:  Future Dates Pending.

Primary VIVA/SOE days: 26th & 27th of April 2022


Final FRCA Exam Courses

Please email David Chambers (david.chambers@doctors.org.uk) for availability.

Final FRCA Practice CourseDates and Registration

Manchester Final FRCA Course

Programmes and Registration Information: Cycle 1 (October 2021-January 2022) and Cycle 2 (March 2022-June 2022) 


Exam Guides 

See Dr Phillippa Shorrock and Dr Peter Outlaw's Guide to Sitting Virtual Exams here