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Exam venues

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The following venues are used for ABPI exams for both the Certificate and Diploma accredited qualifications. When booking exams, only sittings relevant to your qualification and exam history will be displayed.

Park Inn Hotel, Heathrow (click here for map)

​Bath Road, Heathrow, UB7 0DU

By car

From the London A4: Follow signposts for terminals 1, 2 and 3. At the traffic light where signs indicate a left turn for the airport, turn right and take the first left into the hotel entrance. 

From the M25: Follow signs for M4 Heathrow terminals 1, 2 and 3. Take ex​it 4 f​​rom the M4 for Heathrow terminals 1, 2 and 3 and go up Spur Road toward Heathrow Airport. Turn left at the A4 London sign and left again. The hotel is directly ahead. 

From the M4: Take exit 4 for Heathrow terminals 1, 2 and 3 and go up Spur Road toward Heathrow Airport. Turn left at the A4 London sign and left again. The hotel is directly ahead. Please note that parking can be limited at this venue therefore please arrive early in order to allow time to find a space. 

On arrival at the venue, you will need to register your car at the conference desk (just outside the exam room). Once your car is registered, you will not be charged for parking.

By public transport

Buses run between Heathrow Central bus station (for the Piccadilly line, Heathrow Express and Heathrow Connect) and the Park Inn Hotel. Either take a Hotel Hoppa (£4.50 one way) or a local bus to Nene Road (free).

​Hilton East Midlands Airport (click here for ​map)​

Derby Road, Derby, DE74 2YW (see note below)

By car

The hotel's post code covers a large area, so the location may not be precise if using a sat nav. The hotel coordinates are: Decimal Latitude: 52.84645746321194, Decimal Longitude: -1.2979209423065186, or search for the hotel name in the ‘points of interest’ or ‘hotel search’ section rather than using the postcode. 

If approaching from the south, exit at Junction 24 of the M1 and at the roundabout take the second exit onto the A50 towards Stoke/Derby. Move into the right hand lane and the hotel is located about 200 yards on the right. A slip road on your right enables you to cross the dual carriageway and you can enter the hotel driveway. 

If approaching from the north, exit at Junction 24 of the M1 and at the roundabout take the fifth exit onto the A50 towards Stoke/Derby. Move into the right hand lane and the hotel is located about 200 yards on the right. A slip road on your right enables you to cross the dual carriageway and you can enter the hotel driveway.​​​

Parking is available at this venue and is free of charge if you collect an exit ticket from reception​ upon your departure.

By public transport

Taxis are available from East Midlands Parkway train station. A one way journey will cost around £10.​

​​​​​​Hilton Manchester Airport​ ​(click here for map)​

​Manchester Airport, Outwood Lane, Manchester, M90 4WP​

By car

Follow signs for Manchester Airport from the motorway, once you enter the airport area signage will direct you to the hotel.

Parking is available at this venue free of charge. Please ask an invigilator on the day about how to register your car to get free car parking.

By public transport

​A 24-hour hotel courtesy bus runs on demand between the Hilton Manchester Airport hotel, Manchester International Airport and Manchester Airport station. Let the hotel know you want to be picked up using the dedicated courtesy phones located within all airport terminals and the airport train station.​

From Manchester Airport train station by foot: from the main entrance/exit, turn left onto Terminal Road. Bear left onto Outwood Lane and you will see the Hilton Manchester Airport hotel opposite.​

Parking

From January 2018 onwards ABPI will not cover the cost of overnight parking if you are staying in the hotel the night before the exam. However, we will continue to cover the cost of on-the-day parking for exam candidates.

Double Tree Bristol North (click here for map)​


Woodlands Lane, Bradley Stoke, Bristol, BS32 4JF

By car

To reach the hotel from M5 motorway, leave M5 at junction 16. At roundabout, travel onto the A38 Gloucester Road, sign posted for Bristol. At Aztec West round about, take 1st exit (hotel will be visible on left hand side) onto Bradley Stoke Way. Stay in left-hand lane and at the traffic lights take the first left onto Woodlands Lane. Then take the first left onto Ash Ridge Road and the hotel is located immediately on the left-hand side.

On arrival at the venue, you will need to register your car at the conference desk (just outside the exam room). Once your car is registered, you will not be charged for parking.

By public transport

Taxis are available from Bristol Parkway train station. A one way journey will cost around £10.


Signage will be available at each exam venue to direct you to the specific examination room. For on the day enquiries, call 07917 064 452.​

© ABPI 2016