Some learners will need extra help to perform to the best of their ability in exams. This additional help comes in the form of Access Arrangements (AAs).

Access Arrangements may be used to address medical issues, special educational needs and/or disabilities.

The most commonly granted Access Arrangements include:

  • Extra Time
  • Rest Breaks
  • Reader
  • Scribe
  • Word Processor
  • Bilingual Dictionary
  • Prompter
  • Practical Assistant
  • Communication Professional (eg for learners using Sign Language)
  • Modified exam papers (enlarged font, coloured paper)

If you think you qualify for any form of help in your exams, speak to your tutor as soon as you can after starting your course. Your need will be assessed and evidence gathered to support an application to the Awarding Body for your course.

The final decision to grant an Access Arrangement lies with the examining body.

Click this link to see ACL’s policy for assessing Access Arrangements.