Access arrangements for private candidates

If you wish to apply for specific access arrangements, you will need to provide an up-to-date Specialist Educational Needs Co-ordinator or Educational Psychologist’s Report along with a JCQ Form 8 completed by the author of the report, for the application to be made.  We do not offer this service.  The JCQ Form 8 can be located here

Please note that we will only be able accept up to date reports which meet the current requirements laid down by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ).

Access arrangements will only be granted when all the provided documentation has been submitted to the awarding body, and they alone can grant permission to allow changes to exam access, such as extra time.  Their decision on this is final and non-negotiable.  This may take several weeks so please leave plenty of time for this process.

All applicants should be aware that no centre is obliged to accept private candidates and that awarding bodies will not intervene if a centre refuses to accept an individual as a private candidate. As with all other examination centres, we reserve the right to refuse to accept a prospective private candidate and we are not obliged to give a reason if we decide not to accept an application. Our decision whether or not to accept an application from a private candidate is final and non-negotiable.