A New theoretical knowledge Syllabus will be implemented by CATS from 1st August 2020 and independently the UK CAA will offer New exams ECQB2020 from that date.
Existing students and any students who enrol with CATS up until 31st July 2020 will be on the existing Old Syllabus and the existing Old Syllabus will have exams available in parallel utilising ECQB06.
From the 1st January 2021 candidates will not be able to book ECQB06 for their first attempt, but ECQB06 will remain available in parallel with ECQB2020 until the end of June 2022 for candidates who have already started the series.
The advice from CATS is if you wish to remain with a familiar Old Syllabus and to take ECQB06 exams then enrol with CATS before the 31st July 2020 cut-off date.
On another point nothing has changed with respect to further news from CATS that the UK CAA still have suspended exams in all UK and European venues until the 15th May 2020.
At this time there is no further update on when the UK CAA we will be resuming testing, but the advice is that the UK CAA like us are closely monitoring Governmental guidance at all locations and are actively developing ‘return to service’ plans and processes including how to clear any backlog as effectively as practicable. When they are confident that it is safe for both candidates and invigilators and that they can remain within the required Authority directions, they will assess all venues for their suitability to recommence examinations by mutual agreement with the venue operator.
Dr Stuart E. Smith CATS