FAQs, Policies and Procedures

Fequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The Frequently Asked Questions have been compiled to answer the questions that candidates ask most often about applying for the examinations, choosing which examinations to enter, preparing for the examinations and requesting replacement certificates.

If you are unable to find the information that you need in the FAQ document, please email exams@ife.org.uk

IFE Awarding Organisation Policies and Procedures

Complaints: The IFE hopes that candidates will not have reason to complain about our service.  However, the complaints procedure sets out the processes that will be followed in investigating and addressing complaints.

Customer Service Policy: the customer service policy sets out the standards of service that you can expect when engaging with the IFE awarding organisation.

Malpractice: the IFE is committed to maintaining the integrity of examinations.  The Malpractice Procedure  sets out the way in which the IFE will investigate and respond to suspected malpractice.

Reasonable Adjustments: Candidates with disabilities may apply for reasonable adjustments to examination conditions.  Candidates should read the the IFE's Reasonable Adjustments Policy for further information and, where appropriate, should submit requests to the IFE using the Reasonable Adjustment Application Form.

Results Enquiries and Appeals:  Candidates who wish to query their examination result(s) should read the Results Enquiries and Appeals information and then submit the Result Enquiry Form to the IFE within the timescale stated for the specific examination.

Special Consideration and Deferral Arrangements: Candidates who have encountered unforeseen circumstances that affect either their performance in the examinations or their ability to attend examinations on the examination day should read the Arrangements for Special Consideration and Deferral of Examinations guidance for further information.  Where appropriate, candidates should submit an Application for Special Consideration form or an Application for a Deferral Arrangement form. Applications must be submitted within the specified timescale and must be accompanied by supporting evidence.

 Invoicing Policy: The invoicing policy applies where the IFE issues invoices to organisations that purchase qualification-related products or services from the IFE.