Terms and Conditions

You are making your examination booking with the understanding that Manchester Examination Centre is the examination brand name of Optimal Tutors Limited,  1, Bann Street, Stockport, SK3 0EX, a United Kingdom educational  establishment incorporated with company number 0842371.

1. Registration

  1. Private candidates booking online will only be enrolled once payment has been confirmed by the centre. Payment must be made by the closing date listed on the website. Late entries would  be accepted by our booking system at the new booking rates. The final deadline is also shown on the booking system.
  2. The closing dates for all exams during the year can be found on the website. All closing dates are subject to the decision of the examining boards. The Manchester Examination Centre does not have any control over this.
  3. Examination fees may be  subject to change where necessary by the examining boards.
  4. If a candidate has a physical disability or need special arrangement,  they must inform the centre at the appropriate point on the online booking form. In the situation where this is not done, the centre cannot be held responsible for not being able to provide such special arrangement on the examination day. Fees might also be incurred if such arrangements are made.

2. Timetable and Exam Information

  1. The Manchester Examination Centre would send all candidates  Confirmation Of Entry by email which will list the exam dates and times. It is important that all documents are carefully read before the day of the exam. We would not be held responsible if candidates misinterpret dates and times and miss the examinations.

3. Exam Day Identification

  1. We verify identity of each candidate on the examination day before they are allowed to sit for the examinations. 
  2. The full names on the photo identity card must match those on the statement of exam entry forms and the address indicated during the online enrolment.
  3. We only accept driver's license, passport and national identity cards.

4. Day of the Exam

  1. Candidates must arrive at the venue no later than the time indicated on the Confirmation of Entry. If they are late for more than 10 minutes, they will not be admitted into the exam venue. 
  2. It is the candidates responsibility to visit or look up the exam venue and plan how they will travel so as to avoid any delays.
  3. Candidates must bring to each exam all documents sent by the centre along with an approved form of identification such as a passport. Failure to do so may result in the candidate not being allowed to take the exam.
  4. Candidates may bring a bottle of water to the exams but it must be in a clear bottle and the label removed.

5. Results & Certificates

  1. Results Statements are sent out by email in PDF format on the day of release. Due to  the volume that might need to be sent out to candidates, we are unable to specify the time of the day that candidates would able to receive it.
  2. We reserve the right to withhold candidate's result if there are any outstanding fees that are yet to be paid

6. Exam fee refunds

  1. When a candidate registers online and pays the examination fee they will be enrolled for the examination. After the closing date for examination entry for the particular examination series that the candidate is enrolled for, examination fees would be non refundable and non transferrable.
  2. If a candidate wishes to cancel their registration before the entry closing date, there would be a refund of their examination fee minus 38% of the original fees to cover for administration and cancellation fee incurred with the exam board .
  3. If a candidate is late for an exam or travels to the wrong exam venue they will not be given a refund. 

Our Privacy Statement

This privacy policy sets out how the Manchester Exam Centre uses and protects any information that you give to us when you use this website. We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. Manchester Examination Centre may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

What we collect :-                                                                                                                                                                                              

Your name, address and postcode, phone number and other exam related details

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons: Internal record keeping, Periodic sending of  promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided. From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests 


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. 

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A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen. You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to Manchester Exam Centre, 1, Bann Street, Stockport, SK3 0EX.  If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us at info@manchesterexamcentre.co.uk as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

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