ICS Learn Examination Policy


1. Introduction

The purpose of this policy is to support a fair and impartial examination experience for all learners at ICS Learn, meeting academic requirements, and ensuring practicalities are met as effectively and efficiently as possible. It confirms that all staff and learners are clear as to their responsibilities regarding examinations, and how to work with and access the services provided.

The Examinations policy will ensure that learners are provided with clear guidance on the process to be carried out during the examination process. This will be applied across ICS Learn and we will adhere to the standards of the various Awarding Organisations we work with, while ensuring that our learners are treated fairly. This will confirm that the highest standards of quality are constantly maintained at all times.

2. Scope

This policy relates to all formal examinations which occur as part of a learner’s programme of study.

The policy outlines the practical arrangements for learners’ participation in examinations.

3. Policy Statements

In support of the principle that the assessment process is fair, ICS Learn has an examinations policy that is used to ensure that learners do not have an unfair advantage for themselves or cause unfair disadvantage to other learners.

Examinations will be booked at authorised exam centres and supervised by qualified invigilators.

Learners should pay all necessary fees to the exam centre in order to be admitted to an examination.

Learners must meet all pre-requisite requirements to allow them to be admitted to the exam centre to complete the qualification exam. ICS Learn have the responsibility to store all coursework materials in a secure location and transport them safely to the Awarding Organisation.

4. Roles and Responsibilities

Head of Centre

Has overall responsibility of study centre and deals with any appeals and re-marks.

Exams Officer

Deals with administration of external exams.

Explains the exam procedures laid out by the awarding organisation to learners.

Organises the dissemination of exam results and certificates to learners.

Curriculum Coordinator

Ensure learners are efficiently completing all learning components necessary for their qualification.

Advising course tutors on any guidance they are required to provide to learners for their studies.