This policy is provided for centre staff members and learners to ensure they deal with all reasonable adjustment and special consideration requests in a consistent manner. ** Information for Learners relating to this document on how to submit a request.
It is important that staff involved in the management, assessment and quality assurance of qualifications and learners are fully aware of the contents of this policy.
During centre visits External Quality Assurers may check that relevant staff members and learners are aware of the contents and purpose of this policy.
Remote First Aid Head of Quality Control, will review the policy annually as part of our self-evaluation arrangements and revise it as and when necessary, in response to customer and learner feedback, changes in our practices, actions from the regulatory authorities or external agencies or changes in legislation. If you have any points or feedback regarding this policy, please contact us via the details provided at the end of this policy.
Arrangements not covered by this policy
Circumstances for both internal and external assessment not covered in this policy should be discussed with the relevant Awarding or Trade Body before assessment takes place.
If a centre wishes to appeal against a decision to decline requests for reasonable adjustments or special consideration arrangements, Remote First Aid will refer to the relevant Awarding or Trade Body Appeals Policy.
Remote First Aid is committed to complying with all current and relevant legislation in relation to the development and delivery of the qualification it offers at the time of writing includes, but is not limited to the Equality Act 2010. Remote First Aid Seeks to uphold human rights relating to race relations, disability discrimination and special educational needs of our learners and to provide equal reasonable adjustments and special considerations for all learners registered on any of the qualifications we offer. An assessment undertaken within our approved centre should be a fair test of learners’ knowledge and performance skills. However, for some learners, the usual format of assessment may not be suitable. We and our awarding partners recognise that reasonable adjustments or special considerations may be required at the time of assessment where: • learners have a permanent disability or individual learning need/s • learners have a temporary disability, medical condition or learning need/s • learners are indisposed at the time of the assessment. • Learners are pregnant The provision for reasonable adjustments and special consideration arrangements is made to ensure that learners receive recognition of their achievement so long as the equity, validity and reliability of the assessments can be assured. Such arrangements are not concessions to make assessment easier for learners or to give learners advantages over others.
There are two ways in which access to fair assessment can be maintained:
i) through reasonable adjustments and ii)…through special considerations.
Process for requesting reasonable adjustments and/or special considerations**
When Remote First Aid is approached by a learner requesting a reasonable adjustment or special consideration, they will be supplied with the reasonable adjustment and special consideration form to complete and return to us no later than seven (7) days before their assessment. In this form learners will be required to supply relevant supporting information, which will be shared with the relevant Awarding Organisation / Body who makes the final decision on any adjustments or special considerations can be put in place. Required information includes the learners name and date of birth, nature of, and rationale for, the request. Supporting information/evidence (eg medical evidence or a statement from an invigilator or any other relevant information where appropriate.
If you require a reasonable and special considerations form then please call us on the number below between Mondays and Friday from 8.30 am to 3.30pm, where our team will collect your details.
Dated January 2019
This document is reviewed periodically and at least annually to ensure compliance with the following prescribed criteria.
• Legislative requirements defined by law, where appropriate