Students can apply for special consideration
following an examination if they consider that they have been
disadvantaged when they took the examination by illness, injury or
adverse circumstances. Special consideration cannot remove the
difficulty which was faced but instead attempts to go some way to
assist the student affected.
Special consideration may result in a small
adjustment to the mark of the candidate. The size of the adjustment
depends on the individual student’s circumstances and the evidence
presented. In accordance with CILEx policy, the maximum
adjustment permitted is 5%.
A special consideration application does not
automatically lead to a mark adjustment. Each application is
considered on its merits.
Only applications which are received by the
published deadlines are considered by CILEx.
Special consideration is not permitted for the
Professional Skills assessments (Level 3 Unit 16 Client Care Skills
and Unit 17 Legal Research Skills and Level 6 Unit 22 Client Care
Skills and 23 Legal Research Skills). Students undertaking the
tasks for the Professional Skills assessments can arrange with
their centre to re-do any tasks, if they consider that they have
been unsuccessful due to illness, injury or adverse
Full details of the Special Consideration
Policy for students studying the Level 3 Certificate and
Professional Diploma in Law and Practice and Level 6 Professional
Higher Diploma in Law and Practice/Graduate 'Fast Track'
Diploma/Single Subject Certificates can be found
in the Guidance
to Candidates: Reasonable Adjustments and Special
consideration application form.