Access to assessment
Skillsfirst has a policy to prevent discrimination in the assessment of skills and knowledge. This policy conforms to the requirements of the equality and disability legislation, therefore we can allow reasonable adjustments to assist learners in demonstrating competence.
To meet their responsibilities to individual learners, a centre should, as far as is practicable, have an access to assessment policy and communicate this to all staff and learners.
As an Awarding Organisation, Skillsfirst has adopted the Federation of Awarding Bodies Good practice guide entitled "The application of reasonable adjustments and special consideration in vocational qualifications" 2005.
The guidance has been written to help Awarding Organisations and their recognised centres to meet their obligations on equality of access to qualifications and assessment, as required by relevant legislation, including the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and by the regulatory authorities' document 'The statutory regulation of external qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland 2004'.
To view our Reasonable Adjustments & Special Consideration policies Click here
If you require a copy of the following forms, please contact the Skillsfirst customer service team
Form RA1 Request for Reasonable Adjustments
Form RA2 Centre/EV Permitted Reasonable Adjustments
Form SP1 Request for Special Consideration
evaluation effectiveness of access arrangements report form