Forthcoming major change to our exams. In the interests of becoming more inclusive and removing barriers for some people, the Exam Board has decided to remove the requirement that you must have a pass in the Basic Assessment in order to take the written modules.
The change will probably be introduced from late next year.... We still fully support the Basic Assessment and want to encourage as many members as possible to take it. It is the start of the path to becoming a fully qualified beekeeper.
However, we recognise that there are some members who will always find it difficult or even impossible to take their Basic because eg. they may be severely allergic to bee venom. So, it is really for exceptional circumstances.
Candidates for all BBKA exams still need to be members of the BBKA. If you wish to take any of the practical exams you will still need the Basic.