The Improve International GPCert(SAS) modular training program has been accredited by ESVPS as being a suitable education program based on the course content and the calibre of the tutors delivering the taught course.

Candidates are required to attend the Improve International taught modular program and study all areas of the course syllabus.  In some cases not all of the course syllabus is covered in the taught program and additional reading is required.

The GPCert(SAS) qualification has been validated by Harper Adams University (HAU).


To achieve the GPCert(SAS) candidates must complete and pass the following:

  • Attend the ESVPS accredited modular training program
  • Submit one x 2,500 word case report
  • Submit 10 x 500 word case studies
  • Complete the pre and post module questions online
  • Sit a 100 multiple choice questions examination.

Candidates will also be required to complete the following additional study:

  • Further reading on the taught subjects
  • Additional study of the non-taught areas of the course syllabus.

2019 submission and examination dates

  • Case diary and reflective essay submission date: 2nd May 2019
  • Case study submission date: 4th July 2019
  • Case report submission date: 1st August 2019
  • 2019 examination date: 9th October 2019

ESVPS will send regular email reminders of submission dates and details of the final examination.

Candidates must inform ESVPS of any change of contact details during the course period.

On successful attainment of the GPCert(SAS) candidates will be awarded with a personalised certificate and their name will be included in the ESVPS register of General Practitioner Certificate holders.

Frequently asked questions

How long will it take?

Candidates can comfortably achieve a GPCert(SAS) qualification within two years, but have up to four years in which to complete the training program and examination.

The total amount of time spent will vary from candidate to candidates. An average candidate will spend between 10-15 hours per month on the private study, reflective learning, and the completion of the case report.

What if I am not successful in passing one of the components of the examination?

Candidates are required to pass all components of the examination to gain the GPCert(SAS) qualification. Candidates who fail their case report will be given clear indications where they were unsuccessful and guidelines on how to complete their case report to the required standard. Candidates who are unsuccessful in the final examination will be given a breakdown of the areas they were weakest in and additional study recommended.

Is tutor support available?

Yes, a tutor support service is available.

How do I get started?

Please email us at and we will send you a link to register.