ABE Policies

Assignment Cover Sheets

Info for students:

Complete and insert the Learners’ Assignment Cover Sheet as the front page of your document

Assignments should be submitted to your centre as a Word document and named using the following format: Unit code_Centre code_Membership Number

Info for centres:

Submit all your learners’ assignments with a Centre Assignment Cover Sheet completed for each unit’s batch of assignments and named using the following format: Unit code_ Centre code_ Centre Cover Sheet

Please ensure all assignments are submitted by the assessment deadline. A more detailed description of the submission process can be found in the Assignment Submission Guidance document in your portal library.

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Assignment_Cover_Sheet - Learner_NEW 50.44 KB2014-01-2021 DownloadPreview

Customer Service

ABE is committed to providing each customer with a transparent and efficient service. Our aim is to provide the best service to our customers. The aim of this policy is to outline ABEs approach to customer service.

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Equality

ABE is committed to a comprehensive policy of equal opportunities in the management of its qualifications in which individuals are selected and treated on the basis of their relative merits and abilities without regard to age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex or sexual orientation, and are given equal opportunities within the company.

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EXEMPTIONS (RQF)

The number of exemptions you can claim (up to a maximum of two per level) will depend on how closely your previous qualifications match the content of the ABE syllabus. For full guidance on how to apply, please read and complete the relevant form below.

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Malpractice

Malpractice may include a range of issues, from the failure to maintain appropriate records or systems to the deliberate falsification of records in order to claim certificates. Failure by a centre to deal with an identified issue may in itself constitute malpractice. Maladministration is any activity, neglect, default or other practice that results in the centre or candidates not complying with the specified requirements for delivery of the qualifications as set out in the relevant codes of practice. To read the full policy or complete a Malpractice form, please download the relevant file below.

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Plagiarism

Malpractice may include a range of issues, from the failure to maintain appropriate records or systems to the deliberate falsification of records in order to claim certificates. Failure by a centre to deal with an identified issue may in itself constitute malpractice. Maladministration is any activity, neglect, default or other practice that results in the centre or candidates not complying with the specified requirements for delivery of the qualifications as set out in the relevant codes of practice. To read the full policy or complete a Malpractice form, please download the relevant file below.

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Reasonable Adjustments

To learn what constitutes a Reasonable Adjustment and when to apply for one, please read our policy which can be downloaded below.

To apply for an adjustment, please print, complete and return the attached form to arrive on or before the examination entry closing date for the exam session entered for.

ABE aims to respond to all requests within 10 working days. All relevant medical certification and college/employer certification must be attached to this form where appropriate. Attached documentation must be appropriate and detailed and confirm that an assessment would be affected by the condition.

 

Applications for Special Consideration must be submitted no later than 7 days after the examination. ABE will inform candidates on or before the day that results are released whether their request was successful.

Special Consideration is only granted when the candidate can demonstrate that there were exceptional circumstances that affected their ability to perform to the best of their ability during the examination. For further information please read the policy below.

All relevant medical certification and college/employer certification must be sent along with this form where appropriate. Evidence must be relevant and detailed and confirm that your ability to perform to the best of your abilities during the assessment would be affected by the exceptional circumstances detailed.

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Reasonable Adjustment and Special Consideration Policy v1.3 CLEAN 539.34 KB2013-01-2021 DownloadPreview

Recognition of Prior Learning

If learners can demonstrate they meet all the assessment requirements for a unit, your centre may be able to apply Recognition of Prior Learning. This policy explains how.

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Recognition of Prior Learning Policy 1.3 CLEAN 167.54 KB1414-01-2021 DownloadPreview

Refund Policy

This policy provides informaton and procedures for processing refunds.

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Results and Appeals

ABE supports the right of individuals to enquire about their results. If you wish to make an enquiry, please use the EAR1 form. If, having submitted an EAR, you are still unhappy with the outcome and think you have been disadvantaged due to a procedural error, you have the right to appeal. Full details of how to go about making an appeal can be found in our policy below.

 

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Appeals policy v1.3 CLEAN 299.74 KB813-01-2021 DownloadPreview

Sanctions

Sets out the sanctions ABE may impose should a centre fail to meet aspects of our delivery requirements and standards.

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Unit Certificates

You can apply for a certificate of unit achievement if you have not completed a full ABE qualification. Please print, complete and return the form below.

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Upskill Qualifications

Please click on the link below to download the Additional Level Qualification Form.

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Additional Level Qualification Application Form 2019 248.79 KB1213-01-2021 DownloadPreview

Whistleblowing

If you are concerned about reporting something you feel is amiss, this policy will provide you with information and explain the protections that are in place.

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Whistleblowing Policy v1.3 clean 235.31 KB1113-01-2021 DownloadPreview

Withdrawal

Should a centre stop offering ABE qualifications when you are mid-way through a programme, this policy details the obligations of your centre and ABE.

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