The written exams of the BBKA are known as modules. There are 7 core modules in total giving you a chance to test your knowledge on all aspects of apiculture.
There is also a subsidiary module called Plants and Pollinators. This is a stand-alone module and does not form part of the route to achieve Intermediate or Advanced Theory Certificate but is intended to extend your knowledge in subject areas of interest to beekeepers.
Module exams are usually held in the morning of the penultimate Saturday in March and the third Saturday in November.
Upcoming dates are: Saturday 18th November 2023 and Saturday 23rd March 2024
The closing date to register for module examinations is approximately 6 weeks before the examination date. Please check the latest 'Fees and Dates' document for exact dates.The Modules are written examinations with each paper taking 100 mins (1 hr 40 mins). You can take up to 2 modules in each session and there are 7 core modules to be studied. Sample answer sheets for some of the Modules are available to guide candidates on the level of detail required in the examination.
Results from November examinations are normally available by 3rd week January.Results from March examinations are normally available by 3rd week May.Sets of past exam papers are available from the official BBKA online shop and there are also correspondence courses available for modules.
Syllabi for all 7 core module exams and subsidiary modules.
Recommended book lists for module exams.
Sample papers to guide candidates on the level of detail required.
Frequently asked questions about the planned online written exams for the BBKA Modules.