Examination Appeals Procedure for Blue Badge (Level 4),
Green Badge (Level 3) and Language Tests
Candidates at Level 4 and Level 3 in the first instance are
encouraged to consult their Programme Director. If, however, a
candidate wishes to make a formal appeal, the procedure to follow
is set out in the Institute's bye laws.
It is a candidate's responsibility to read and understand the
Appeals Procedure and in particular to be aware that any
consideration relating to the assessment which takes place as a
consequence of an appeal may lead to an adjustment of the original
decision relating to the award in a way which is more, or less,
favourable to a candidate.
Payment of the £35.00 administration fee must accompany any
1.1 The Appeals Procedure is concerned solely
with the result of the candidate's examination/test.
The bye laws prescribe the only acceptable grounds of appeal
1.2 The Appeals Procedure is set out in the bye
laws of the Institute.
- that the examination/test had not been in accordance with the
Institute Examinations Procedure Regulations such that the result
might have been affected;
- that the candidate believed that his/her performance in the
examination/test had been materially impaired by ill health or
other circumstances which the candidate had been unable, for valid
reasons, to divulge to the Operations Manager/Chair of Language
Committee or to an examiner on the day of the examination;
- that the candidate had reason to believe that one or more of
the examiners was prejudiced or biased.
Examination Appeals extract from Institute
20.1 A candidate wishing to appeal on the grounds
indicated at 1.1 shall give
in writing to the Chair of The Institute's Qualifications Board
within 28 days from the
date of notification of results.
20.2 The Appeals Committee shall comprise:
No member of the Appeals Committee may have a direct interest in
the candidate's case.
- The Chair : from the Qualifications Board.
- One Member : from Qualifications Board or Examination Committee
or Accreditation Committee or a Trustee.
- One Member : an academic or an independent.
20.3 The Appeals Committee shall have authority
to determine the case put to it.
Its decision shall be final and shall not be subject to further
The decisions of the Appeals Committee shall be reported to the
The Institute, the Examinations Committee or the Language
Committee, and the relevant
Programme Director.If the decision results in an award , the Chair
of the Qualifications
Board shall approve the award on behalf of The Institute.