Exam Wellbeing and Preparation

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Navigating professional exams can be difficult. Performance anxiety, feelings of worry and self-doubt can interfere with your performance and lead to frustration.

In this Exam Wellbeing and Preparation course, participants will explore several strategies for reducing anxiety, building revision habits for success and self-care techniques that are proven to enhance performance.


This course is suitable for individuals preparing or studying towards professional exams or on an apprenticeship programme.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Enhance your ability to approach professional exams with confidence and focus
  • Successfully apply various study and preparation strategies to manage anxiety- pre, during and post test
  • Build successful habits and routines into your study preparation and practice

Course Content

Part I- Planning

  • Building revision and study habits – tools and techniques
  • Managing daily disruptors and exam duress
  • Developing a growth mindset to achieve exam success

Part II- Preparation

  • Understanding exam anxiety
  • Managing and reframing anxiety
  • Methods of relaxation: Breathing exercises
  • Your attention as a study tool
  • Positive thinking: Understand self-coaching and moving away from negative thought cycles

Part III- Practice

  • Physical care (Diet, sleep and exercises)
  • Time management strategies

Part IV- Test day

  • Exam response tactics and techniques
  • Exam taking strategies (managing your time)
  • Managing panic attacks
  • Post-test self care


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