The BHS has listened to the industry and will change the way in which candidates are rewarded in order to better reflect the requirements of future employers.
From 1 September 2013, candidates who pass their full examination on their first attempt will be awarded a certificate ‘with distinction’ to recognise this achievement. The scheme applies to Stages 1, 2, 3 and 4 and PTT and ITT exams.
Individuals who have previously taken their BHS exams and passed all components at the first attempt will also be given the opportunity to gain a retrospective distinction.
Jo Winfield FBHS said: “Having spoken with a range of employers the BHS is endorsing their input by recognising those candidates who achieve their exam in one day.
"We believe this more truly represents their ability to work under pressure in a stressful situation, similar to the commitment required in a day’s work.”