An awarding body’s decision to award special consideration in vocational qualifications will be based on various factors, which may vary from learner to learner and from one assessment to another. These factors may include the severity of the circumstances, and the date and nature of the assessment.
It is important to note that it may not be possible to apply special consideration where units/qualifications confer ‘Licence to Practise’.
Due to the structure of the various vocational qualifications, it is only possible to grant special consideration to Cambridge Technicals timetabled examinations. Applications must be submitted via the special consideration online portal on Interchange.
Categories of special consideration:
If a candidate has been disadvantaged by sitting the wrong paper then you will need to apply for special consideration as ‘absent’ for the paper they missed. Keep the original entry if it was correct before the wrong paper was taken. Do not change entries to match the wrong paper. Approval is subject to meeting the minimum requirements for enhanced grading and being in a position to certificate, as indicated above.
If a candidate leaves the exam early and you are applying for special consideration then please let us know how long they were present for, as well as the duration of the overall exam.
If an application you have made has been rejected when you expected it to have been accepted, contact the special requirements team at email@example.com and they will review the outcome. Some applications are automatically rejected by the online system.
If all or part of a candidate’s work is lost or damaged through no fault of the candidate, please complete the form below and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.