BBKA Exams & Assessment Dates & Fees 2021

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Closing dates for registration of BBKA Examinations and Assessments for the current year and provided here.

Further information including Examination/Assessment application forms and syllabi are available from BBKA’s web site http://www.bbka.org.uk 

EXAMINATION
/ASSESSMENT
FEECLOSING DATENOTES (also see appropriate syllabus)
JUNIOR£5  As Basic CertificateAged under 18 only in small groups.  
  BASIC£201 month prior to taking the assessment
May be held at any suitable apiary. Normally small group of candidates examined on same day Last Assessment 31st August
  MODULES£30 each  31st January

30th September
ALL MODULES held on 24 April 2021  


ALL MODULES held on 13th November 2021  
BEE HEALTH CERTIFICATE£4028th February
Must hold Basic Certificate. May be held at any suitable apiary. Normally small group of candidates examined on same day Last Assessment 31st July
BEE BREEDING CERTIFICATE£8028th February
Must hold Basic Certificate. Held at apiary of Candidate.
GENERAL CERTIFICATE in BEEKEEPING HUSBANDRY£80  28th February
Must hold Basic Certificate. Held at apiary of Candidate.
ADVANCED CERTIFICATE in BEEKEEPING HUSBANDRY  £120  28th February  
Must hold General Certificate in Beekeeping Husbandry To be held at Stoneleigh on 28/29/30 May 2021 and 11/12/13  June 2021 depending on numbers
  SHOW JUDGE  £40    N/A
Must hold Basic Certificate.  See entry requirements in Prospectus
  MICROSCOPY  £60  31st August
Must hold Basic Certificate.  To be held at various venues 20th/21st  November 2021 plus other dates as required  

Please note
Module exams in April 2021 will be online only
All practical assessment arrangements will be dependent on COVID 19 restrictions

Refunds and deferrals

  1. If there is a valid reason for not taking an examination or assessment, a refund can be given.
  2. Generally, there will be an administration charge of £10.00 deducted from the refund except:
    • no refunds will be given after the closing date for modules, or Advanced Husbandry;
    • no refund will be given for Microscopy or General Husbandry if withdrawal is within one month of the assessment
  3. Deferral of an exam or assessment is allowed, as an alternative to a refund, provided due notice is given. This is for one year only and there will be an administration charge of half the entry fee, payable on re-application. After 1 year the full fee will be payable. Candidates who have deferred an exam must send an application form with the deferral fee when they wish to take the exam/assessment.
    Non Members
    • For the Junior Assessment, BBKA Membership is not required
    • For Members of Welsh BKA, Scottish BKA or Ulster BKA an additional fee of £9 will be required.
    • All other candidates must hold BBKA membership of some category.

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