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Access Arrangements

Access Arrangements are pre-examination adjustments for candidates based on evidence of need and normal way of working. Access Arrangements fall into two distinct categories: some arrangements are delegated to centres, others require prior JCQ awarding body approval.

Access Arrangements allow candidates/learners with special educational needs, disabilities or temporary injuries to access the assessment without changing the demands of the assessment. For example, readers, scribes and Braille question papers. In this way Awarding Bodies will comply with the duty of the Equality Act 2010 to make ‘reasonable adjustments’.”

Your chosen exam centre will be able to help with regard to the documentation required, the level of evidence needed and submitting your request to the Awarding Bodies.

It should be noted that not all exam centres support Access Arrangements (because they used to be able to ‘charge extra’ for this service, but this is no longer the case), so if this is important to you, do shop around for an exam centre that does support Access Arrangements, before making your final decision.

You can get more detailed information regarding Access Arrangements and reasonable adjustments by clicking here to go to the JCQ website.


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