1.1 We do help private candidates as much as possible, but it is your responsibility, not ours, to see that all administrative and coursework requirements are met. Courses and examination boards differ in their requirements and you know your own personal requirements better than we do.
1.2 Some things to look out for:
- make sure that you know the starting date for new specifications and when old specifications cease to be available.
- make sure that the exam you want to take (including practicals and coursework units) is available to private candidates.
- make sure that the exam you want to take is available at the time you want to take it.
- make sure that you are able to satisfy the regulations for the supervision of controlled assessment tests and practicals.
1.3 As a private candidate, it is your responsibility to ensure that your entries are filled in correctly. London Brookes College cannot be held responsible for the entries you submit. We recommend that you check your statement of entries to ensure that they reflect accurately the exams you want to be entered for. Failure to notify us about errors in your statement of entries one week following receipt of the state of entry may incur an additional charge for amendments.
1.4 LBC cannot be held responsible for the provision of any equipment which the candidate is expected to bring with them for the examination (e.g. Caulcuators, Pens, Pencils etc). Please read exam board guidelines for more details.
1.5 It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure that the examination that they are sitting matches the one they are entered for.
1.6 A candidate may withdraw from an examination by giving notice in writing to us on or before the deadline for the exam entries. If requested before the first stage deadline, refunds will be paid after a deduction of £30.00 per unit for administrative costs. There are no refunds available for late entries or for withdrawals after the deadlines are closed.
1.7 It is the responsibility of the candidate to arrive for their examination on time. Candidates arriving late for an examination may be allowed to sit the examination at the discretion of the senior invigilator or the examinations officer. Depending on individual circumstances, Late Arrivals may need to be reported to the exam boards and the final decision on acceptance of exam scripts lies with the exam boards.
1.8 If a candidate has a clash on their exam timetable with another examination (either at London Brookes College or another exam centre) appropriate measures have to be implemented to retain the ‘security’ of the examination. Ask the Exams Office for more information.
1.9 Normally all exams will be held at London Brookes College, 42 The Burroughs, Hendon, London NW4 4AP. However, on occasion we may use an alternative site for examinations. If unsure, please check with the Exams Office.
2.0 It is the candidates responsibility to collect their certificates (after giving at least 3 working days notice to us) which are usually available three months following the results. We will only post the certificates if an email is sent to the Exams Office confirming the postal address. London Brookes College will not assume responsibility for certificates which have been posted and subsequently get lost in the post.
2.1 School/college candidates have a lot of
the exam administration carried out for them. Private candidates must
find out about controlled tests, ISAs, oral tests, pre-release material,
exam timetables, dates for submission of coursework, candidate
authentication forms and so on. The exam boards’ websites have a lot of
useful information which you are strongly advised to read. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with guidelines for each of the relevant exam boards: