Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) encompasses a student’s previous non-certificated and certificated achievements obtained through another awarding organisation. This has previously been known as an exemption.
Please read our Recognition of Prior Learning Policy
as it explains the steps to take when applying. Your application will need to include certified copies of your qualification certificate or transcript.
We aim to provide an outcome within 10 working days
. If we need longer, we will let you know.
The Special Consideration Policy applies to students who believe they have been disadvantaged during, or before, an assessment because of an injury, illness or other unforeseen temporary circumstance beyond their control that may have adversely affected their performance in one or more assessments.
Please read our Special Consideration Policy
as it explains the steps to take when applying. Your application will need to include supporting documentation.
Given the individual nature of special consideration claims, we would recommend that you contact our Student Support team on +44 (0)1227 818609 or firstname.lastname@example.org
for an informal discussion before you submit your application.
For your claim to be considered, you must have initially notified us of your circumstances on or before
the submission deadline for coursework or within five days
of the exam date. Any applications made outside of this timescale must include an explanation as to why the delay has occurred.
We aim to provide an outcome within 5-10 working days
. It may take longer if your application is referred to the Concessionary Board.
We are committed to providing an inclusive educational experience for all students, regardless of any disabilities or learning difficulties they may have and realise that, without reasonable adjustment, students may be prevented from demonstrating their true level of ability during an assessment.
Given the individual nature of reasonable adjustments, we recommend that you contact our Student Support team on +44 (0)1227 818609 or email@example.com
for an informal discussion before you submit your request. This will allow us to fully understand the nature of your circumstances and advise you on the type of supporting evidence required.
The Reasonable Adjustments Policy
explains the steps to take when applying and has an application form included. Your application must be received, with supporting documentation, at least six weeks
prior to the date when the adjustment will need to be in place.