Reasonable Adjustments & Special Considerations Policy

Last Update: 15 April 2021

Aims and Objectives of the Policy

BeeZee College of Management & Aesthetics has a duty under the Equality Act 2010 to make any reasonable adjustments that can be made for our learners to ensure they are not discriminated against.

We aim to facilitate open and fair access to our training for learners who are eligible for reasonable adjustments and/or special considerations without compromising the assessment of skills, knowledge, understanding or competence being measured BeeZee College achieves this through considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments and Special Considerations.

Reasonable Adjustments

This is agreed at point of booking/registration. The learner must request within a reasonable time frame any adjustments that may be needed to reduce the effect of a disability or difficulty, which places the learner at a substantial disadvantage. Any requests for reasonable adjustments must not affect the quality and reliability of the learning outcomes nor must they give the learner an advantage over other learners undertaking the same or similar training. 

Reasonable Adjustments may not be applied to training that will provide a “licence to practice” or where the learner needs to demonstrate a practical competence.

 Special Considerations

A special consideration request can be made during or after a training event to reflect temporary illness, injury or indisposition that occurred at the time of the event. Any special considerations granted cannot remove the difficulty the learner faced at the time of the event and can only be a relatively small adjustment to ensure that the integrity of the training is not compromised. Special consideration may not be applied to training that will provide a “licence to practice” or where the learner needs to demonstrate a practical competence.

BeeZee College of Management & Aesthetics will only consider requests for Reasonable Adjustments and Special Considerations submitted within a timely manner and have completed the appropriate paperwork including any relevant evidences for these requests.

Reasonable Adjustments

 A reasonable adjustment helps to reduce the effect of a disability or a difficulty that places the learner at a substantial disadvantage.

Reasonable adjustments must not affect the quality and reliability of the learning outcomes, but may include;

  • Ensuring any on-line learning is more accessible (such as ability to adjust display settings and providing advice/guidance on speech technology)
  • Providing assistance during an assessment of learning
  • Adapting materials or providing it on coloured paper
  • Re-organising the physical assessment/learning environment
  • Use of mechanical and electronic aids
  • Use of assertive software
  • Use of low vision aids
  • British Sign Language

Reasonable adjustments must be approved and set in place prior to any assessment or learning is carried out.

Any assessment of work following a reasonable adjustment has been made must be carried out in the same way of work from other learners.

Reasonable adjustments must never give a learner an advantage to other learners and must never affect the quality or reliability of the learning.

It is important to note that not all requests for reasonable adjustments may be granted if they are not deemed reasonable, permissible or practical in certain situations. The learner may not need, nor be allowed, the same adjustments for all learning.

Requests for reasonable adjustments are approved by BeeZee College prior to any bookings/registrations are taken. They are intended to allow access to training / assessment but can only be approved if the adjustment does not;

  • Affect the quality and reliability of the learning
  • Provide an unfair advantage to other learners
  • Influence or compromise the final outcome of the assessment of learning

Any requests for reasonable adjustments must be made to BeeZee College of Management & Aesthetics within 7 days of registration/booking or at least 28 working days before an assessment/classroom event using the appropriate paperwork. If you are unsure if a learner requires a reasonable adjustment please speak with  BeeZee College Principal who will provide the relevant guidance.

Special Considerations

A special consideration is consideration given to a learner who was prepared and present at an assessment but may have been disadvantaged by temporary illness, injury or adverse circumstances outside of their control.

It is important to note that special consideration may not be possible where assessment requires the demonstration of practical competence, or the training provides a licence to practice.

Where an assessment of learning is carried out and marked by a computer, the learner will have the ability to take it at a later date however this must be completed prior to any practical assessments or other learning is carried out.

A special consideration cannot give a learner an unfair advantage to other learners and must not mislead the learners’ achievement. The learner’s results must reflect their true achievement and not potential ability. BeeZee College of Management & Aesthetics decision on requests for special considerations will vary from learner to learner and one subject to another. The factors may include the severity of the consideration, date of assessment and the nature of the assessment such as practical or oral presentation.

The learner may be eligible for special considerations if;

  • The performance in an assessment is affected by circumstances out of their control, such as recent personal illness, accident or bereavement
  • Alternative arrangements which were agreed in advance proved to be inappropriate or inadequate
  • Part of an assessment / event was missed due to circumstances beyond the control of the learner

The learner will not be eligible for special consideration if;

  • The leaner has not been affected at the time of an assessment by a particular condition
  • Part of an assessment/event is missed due to personal arrangements including holidays or unauthorised absence
  • The event/assessment is affected by difficulties such as disturbances through building work, lack of proper facilities, changes in or shortages of staff or industrial disputes

Examples of circumstances where special consideration may be given are;

  • Terminal illness of the learner
  • Recent bereavement of a member of the immediate family
  • Serious disruptive domestic crises leading to acute anxiety about the family
  • Incapacitating illness or injury of the learner or immediate family member
  • Severe car accident
  • Outbreak of infection where learners are in isolation
  • Lost or damaged work beyond the control of the learner

Special consideration will not be granted for minor illness or minor disturbance or for missed assignments.

Requests for special considerations are approved by BeeZee College of Management & Aesthetics. Applications for special considerations must be made on case by case basis and thus separate applications must be made for each learner. Any requests for special considerations will only be approved if they do not;

  • Affect the quality and reliability of the learning
  • Provide an unfair advantage to other learners
  • Influence or compromise the final outcome of the assessment of learning

Any requests for special considerations must be made to BeeZee College of Management & Aesthetics within 7 days of the event or assessment using the appropriate paperwork. If you are unsure if a learner requires a special consideration please speak with BeeZee College Principal who will provide the relevant guidance.

It is important to note that special consideration will not be granted where learner achievement has been acknowledged and certified.

This policy has been approved & authorised by:

Name: M Hamid M Naqvi

Position: Director

Date: 21st April 2021

Signature: Hamid Naqvi

 

Review of Policy: 21st April 2022

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