Interview Technique




Interview Technique Examinations:

Grades 6, 7 and 8


UCAS Points: 8 – 30 subject to pass mark

Grades: 6, 7 and 8

An interview is a conversation between two or more people where questions are asked by the interviewer to elicit facts or statements from the interviewee. Interviews are a standard part of qualitative research. They are also used in journalism and media reporting and in various employment-related contexts, such as a job interview. Those wishing to attend further education may be interviewed to secure their place at college or university.

The NEA Interview Technique syllabus takes Learners through a process where they will learn the important aspects of taking part in an interview and the importance of self-presentation. A successful interviewee will be able to engage interest, possibly persuade and inform their interviewer, sharing their thoughts and ideas with clarity of thought, confidence and ease.

These examinations are suitable for schools, colleges, universities, youth and government organisations, as well as stage schools, acting, dance and drama schools. Those interested in these examinations may also be interested in the Skills for Life workshops and examinations.

Learning and Development

NEA’s Interview Technique syllabus builds self-confidence and self-esteem, speaking and listening skills, as well as clarity of thought, the syllabus taking them through:

  • CV writing
  • Preparing for and taking part in a formal interview
  • Learning interview techniques
  • Presentation skills
  • Public speaking
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Receiving constructive and encouraging feedback.

NEA offers progressive Interview Technique Examinations which can be introduced to learners from Preparatory Grade (Key stage 1) to Level 3 (Key Stage 4).