Applying for Institutional Exemptions
If you are an awarding organisation or
institution you can apply for exemptions for your qualification(s)
or for modules within them. Institutional exemptions
enable learners who
complete the qualification to gain exemption for the relevant CILEx
units or qualification. For further information see our Institutional Exemption Learner
Institutions which have been granted
institutional exemptions for CILEx units/qualifications appear in
the Institutional Exemption Table.
institutional exemptions need to meet the following CILEx
1) Each of the modules/units for which
exemption is sought includes substantial coverage of the law
applicable in England and Wales.
2) The content/syllabus of
each of the modules/units for which exemption is sought covers
at least 75% of the relevant CILEx unit content.
3) The level of the
qualification or relevant module of the qualification is the same
as or higher than that of the CILEx unit(s) or
qualification for which exemption is sought.
4) The qualification
assessment methods are valid and reliable.
exemptions are awarded for work experience.
Guidance for Institutions applying for Exemptions
Before making an application please read
carefully through the following guidance:
1) Institutions must submit a
detailed mapping of their syllabus/course specification to the
unit(s)/qualification for which they are seeking
exemption and details of the assessment methods and quality
assurance arrangements. Access the CILEx unit specifications here.
2) The quality assurance
processes underpinning the assessment of the
qualification must be robust and valid. If the
institution is not recognised by a regulatory
authority of professional body to provide learning and or award
qualifications, the qualification assessment process must show
evidence of a) appropriate coverage of the syllabus b) setting and
marking by appropriately qualified staff c) externality in the
Application Process for Institutional Exemptions
If you are interested in
applying for an institutional exemption you should contact CILEx in
the first instance and then complete the Institutional
CILEx will confirm its
decision within 20 working days of receiving your
note: these timescales are subject to receiving complete applications and
may change according to the complexity of applications and the
volume received at peak application times.
Institutional Exemption Fees
For Centres applying for institutional exemptions the following
fees are applicable:
- Initial Institutional Exemptions review - £2,500.00
- Annual review - £1,000.00
Once an institutional exemption is approved learners will be
charged the listed exemption fee.
For further information please complete our enquiry form.