Fitness
to practise

A simulated environment to generate real behaviours

Creating life-like
assessment immersions

Modern high-fidelity skills assessments are designed to test professionals’ knowledge, skills and attitudes in an environment that replicates aspects of the real world.

Our Assess programmes enable professionals to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and attitudes without exposing clients or patients to unnecessary risks. We put the human element back into assessments to test the professional’s fitness to practise and deliver real-world simulated learning in a safe space.

Working with
professional services

Alchemist supports organisations running professional licensing examinations in assessing candidates on their ability to deliver person-centred service and care in a standardised context. They are carefully crafted and delivered to ensure consistency and realism, underpinned by an effective logical infrastructure.

Working with you, we build assessment programmes that are designed specifically for you, based upon your own objectives and sensitive to your environment. We have experience in the following areas:

Royal college of General Practitioners

The largest of the medical royal colleges, with over 50,000 members.

As the UK’s largest exam of its kind, the Clinical Skills Assessment involves three examination circuits running simultaneously.

Over 45,000+ GPs assessed since 2007.

Immersive, true-to-life simulated surgeries.

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Medical Assessment

The Medical Licensing Assessments (MLA) will give patients and employers greater confidence in doctors new to working in the UK, wherever they were educated or trained. Medical graduates will start to take the MLA if they’re applying for registration with a licence to practise in the UK. The MLA is a key part of delivering world-class patient care and protecting public safety. It will help to ensure that all doctors who want to practise in the UK have the knowledge, skills and abilities required to do so. The MLA is being introduced in response to recommendations from Sir Bruce Keogh’s Independent Review of Medical Education and Training. The review was commissioned in 2013 in response to concerns about variability in the quality of medical education and training across the UK.

Meeting the challenge

Our Assessment programmes enable professionals to develop their knowledge, skills and attitudes without exposing clients or patients to unnecessary risks. We put the human element back into assessments using actors to test the professional’s fitness to practise and deliver real-world simulated learning in a safe space.

Consistency for Candidates

As each examination centre is different, we hold familiarisation and induction sessions for role players enrolled in our high-volume assessments. The session is usually co-delivered by both our client and us. Role players are introduced to the background, purpose and format of the examination. They learn about specific elements of the examination process, such as standardisation and calibration, simulators and models.

What makes Alchemist different?

Alchemist supports organisations running professional examinations by using live actors who undergo rigorous preparation work to calibrate their delivery for consistency and realism. We stand out in this service because of the amount of training we provide prior to the assessment and the level of experience our actors have at giving meaningful feedback.

Legal Assessment

The QLTS legal assessment and its successor consist of two parts: Part 1 tests solicitors’ knowledge of law and legal principles, while Part 2 assesses their practical legal skills. Alchemist ensures that candidates can demonstrate their skills and knowledge in a life-like ‘show me’ environment by dropping them into a realistic scenario in which they engage with a potential client with the aim of winning their business.

Alchemist’s legal assessments team is proud to have an untarnished record of working in partnership with our clients. We have a wealth of experience in establishing long-term relationships, and approximately 80 percent of our income is repeat business. This demonstrates the success of our quality standards in both client relationship management and delivery of service. We are constantly striving to improve our offering, and we are confident that our approach will continue to result in satisfied clients and successful partnerships.

Finance Assessment

At Alchemist, we believe in the power of simulation to test fitness to practice. We have the capability to work with a licensing organisation to offer any financial based assessments. Our professional licensing simulations are designed to provide a safe space for accountants to test their abilities under pressure. We offer a range of simulations, from simple to complex, that can be customised to your specific needs. If you are interested in using our simulations as part of your examination process, please contact us. We would be happy to work with you to create a bespoke programme that meets your unique requirements.

How could the financial world benefit from working with Alchemist?

Alchemist Accountancy Simulations  can challenge finance students to work in unstructured situations, developing their tolerance for and appreciation of ambiguity. Our simulations will place students in the role of an accountant, and they must use their accounting knowledge to advise businesses, assist management in understanding and monitoring operations, and facilitate the efficient and effective deployment of resources. The simulations are designed to be realistic, and they require students to think on their feet and make decisions in the face of uncertainty. As a result, Alchemist Accountancy Simulations would provide an invaluable learning experience for future accountants.

Speak to us if you would like our assessments team to create a bespoke programme to work alongside your examination process to test their fitness to practice in a safe space.

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Welcome to our new identity. We are now Alchemist.

Apex and Interact, our heritage brands have come together to create something new and exciting. 

Our new website is the perfect place to explore what we have to offer. 

Alchemist- one team, one culture, and one pool of associates, all with unlimited potential.