Exam Regulations

All candidates MUST read the ABPI Exam Regulations before attempting any examinations.

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  • Exam Regulations 
  • Exam Access Arrangements
  • Applications for Special Consideration
  • Whistleblowing Policy

  • Recognition of Prior Learning
  • Malpractice Policy 

Exam Regulations

The ABPI Exam Regulations cover all rules and regulations pertaining to preparation for, and completion of examinations in pursuance of attaining an ABPI qualification.  The Exam Regulations MUST be read by all candidates prior to sitting an examination for the first time.

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Exam Access Arrangements

Exam Access Arrangements (EAA) are pre-examination adjustments for candidates based on evidence of need and normal way of working. EAA allow candidates with special educational needs (SEN), a disability or temporary injuries to access the assessment without changing the demands of the assessment.

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Applications for Special Consideration

Special consideration is a post-examination adjustment to a candidate’s mark or grade to reflect temporary illness, temporary injury or some other event outside of the candidate’s control at the time of the assessment, which has had, or is reasonably likely to have had, a material effect on a candidate’s ability to take an assessment or demonstrate his or her normal level of attainment in an assessment.

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Whistleblowing Policy

​​​The ABPI is committed to managing the ABPI examination to the highest standards of transparency and ethics. We expect all candidates and ABPI staff and contractors to be honourable in all aspects concerning the attempting and management of the exam process.

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Recognition of Prior Learning

The Ofqual Handbook Condition E10 states (E10.1): An awarding organisation must establish, maintain, publish and comply with a policy which specifies whether or not it will recognise prior learning.

This policy reflects Ofqual guidance for recognising prior learning and defines the procedures and guidance for submitting and approving requests for transferring credit in order for a candidate to be exempted from a specific unit.

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Malpractice Policy

This policy details the procedures to be followed in cases where there is reason to suspect malpractice, the procedures for investigating and determining allegations of malpractice - it should be read in conjunction with the ABPI Exam Regulations.

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