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Apply for Reasonable Adjustment or Special Consideration


EBMA is committed to make sure Learners have access to fair assessment and the opportunity to gain qualifications including Learners with particular assessment requirements. EBMA complies with the requirements of the Equalities Act 2010 and supports Learners with special educational needs, disabilities or temporary illness or injury who require adjustments that do not alter the integrity or demand of the assessment.

Reasonable Adjustments
Centres should take all reasonable steps to identify and support Reasonable Adjustments and to reduce the impact of a disability. Centre staff must refer to Qualification Specifications for any minimum standards that must be met on assessments.
In considering Reasonable Adjustments Centres should plan ahead and need to take into consideration:
  • The Qualification Specifications for any minimum standards that must be met on assessments.
  • The unique needs of the individual Learner.
  • The costs of any adjustment.
  • The impact of the Learner and any other Learners

A record of any Reasonable Adjustments must be completed and submitted to EBMA using the Record of Reasonable Adjustments Form. A copy of the record and supporting evidence should be maintained by the Centre and made available to EBMA on requested.
Acceptable evidence to support a Reasonable Adjustment include:
  • a letter from a hospital consultant;
  • a letter from the Local Authority Sensory Impairment Service;
  • a letter from the Occupational Health Service; or
  • a letter from a Speech and Language Therapist (SaLT); or
  • a Statement of Special Educational Needs, or an Education, Health and Care Plan, which confirms the Learner’s

Special Consideration
Special Consideration is an adjustment to a Learner’s assessment outcome, mark or grade to reflect temporary injury, illness or other indisposition at the time of the assessment. A record of any Special Considerations must be completed and submitted to EBMA using the Special Considerations Form. A copy of the record and supporting evidence should be maintained by the Centre and made available to EBMA on requested.
Acceptable evidence to support a Special Considerations includes:
  • a letter from a medical doctor or hospital consultant.

Do you require any further support, guidance or detailed policy, please write us on info@ebma.org.uk with your centre name, number and address.

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