Guidance in relation to assessment / examination
Learners are required to complete internal, external examinations and assessments, where appropriate, in order to progress on the course. Learners will be given feedback on the assessment decisions made internally.
The College may refuse to allow learners to enter for external assessments if progress, attendance and attainment are unsatisfactory. If learners do not meet the deadlines set by the Awarding Body, the work may be submitted at the next assessment window. This may compromise progression to further courses or work.
Any course work which is not undertaken under formal examination conditions, and which counts towards the learner’s award must be the individual’s own work and must not contain plagiarised material. Use of plagiarised material in such course work will be treated as a disciplinary matter.
Learners must follow the rules set by the Awarding Body or Examination Board. Learners must not become involved in any unfair or dishonest practice in any part of the examination.
- Sitting an examination in the name of another candidate, or allowing another candidate or person to sit an examination in your name (this is gross misconduct and may amount to a criminal offence)
- Taking unauthorised material or equipment into the examination room; this includes notes, bags and electronic/radio communication devices including mobile phones. Copying another person’s work and submitting as your own
- Learners who wish to withdraw from a course/module/examination after registration/entry has been completed, will be charged the appropriate entry fee. This will be waived in instances of ill health or exceptional personal circumstances – Learners will be given feedback
Should you wish to appeal an assessment decision, please speak with the relevant tutor. If there is no resolution at this stage, the appeal should be handed to the Section Leader for scrutiny. If no resolution is reached at this stage, the appeal should be passed to the Curriculum Area Manager. If there is still no resolution at this stage, the final decision on an appeal will lie with the College’s Quality Manager