Notification of Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments
We are changing how you submit your access arrangements and reasonable adjustment requests from the 1st September 2021.
Before notifying NCFE of an Access Arrangement or Reasonable Adjustment, please ensure you’ve taken a look at our Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments policy and Guidance for Applying Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments.
Please also ensure that you have registered the learner(s) before submitting your request.
In line with our policy, we require centres to notify us of any Access Arrangements or Reasonable Adjustments that their learners require prior to any NCFE assessment taking place.
Centres must notify NCFE of any Access Arrangements or Reasonable Adjustments at least 10 working days prior to any learner completing an NCFE assessment.
Centre Delegated Adjustments
Some Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments are delegated to our centres and may be applied for both the internal and external assessment components, without prior notification to NCFE. Please refer to our Guidance for Applying Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments for a list of our Centre Delegated Adjustments.
Please note, any arrangements put in place must reflect the learner’s normal way of working within the centre, and depending on the Access Arrangement or Reasonable Adjustment, formal evidence of need may still need to be kept within your centre and produced upon request to NCFE.
Notifying NCFE of Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments
To notify NCFE of an Access Arrangements or Reasonable Adjustments, please complete the form below.
Should your learner(s) require any modified assessment papers or materials (including any non-interactive electronic pdf copies of assessment papers or materials for use with a Computer Reader or Speech Recognition Technology) please complete our Modification Request form here.
What happens next?
- Upon submitting your request, you’ll be directed to an acknowledgement page to confirm your request has been received.
- All Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments will be logged centrally and we may contact you at a later date to request supporting evidence of need to validate any access arrangements/reasonable adjustments you have in place for your learner(s). Inspections may be carried out remotely or during any centre external quality assurance visit.