📼 Video: Passing your part 2 and 3 tests

A quick video explaining how you should prepare for your part 2 and 3 tests. Follow this advice (and be prepared) and you should be in with a shot at passing your test first time.

While you’re here, check out these articles aimed at helping you pass the part 3/standards check

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