March 2020 Examinations

March 2020 Examinations

Timetable for Issuing Examination Results - Potential Delays

Unfortunately, it is likely that there will be delays in issuing results for some, possibly all, of the examinations that took place in March 2020. This is due to the challenges raised by operating in the current situation caused by the outbreak of COVID-19 in the UK. The IFE Education team are doing our very best to ensure that examination scripts are processed as efficiently as we can, while ensuring robust quality assurance procedures remain in place.  

We will do everything possible to avoid delays but, should delays arise, we will ensure that they are minimal. As soon as we are aware of the scale of any delays, we will update the table below to show the revised dates for issuing results.

In the meantime, we will continue to work towards the dates provided in our published timetable - please see below.

Qualification (and Units)

Results to be posted to candidates on:

Level 2 Certificate in Fire Science, Operations and Safety

22 June 2020

Level 3 Certificate in Fire Science, Operations, Fire Safety and Management

22 June 2020

Level 4 Certificate in Fire Science and Fire Safety

Level 2 Certificate in Passive Fire Protection

Level 3 Certificate in Passive Fire Protection

29 July 2020

Level 3 Diploma in Fire Science and Fire Safety

6 July 2020

The IFE will update this page to confirm when the results have been posted to candidates.  

 Examination Information 

Candidates who have entered for IFE examinations in March 2020 should be familiar with the following documents:

  • Entry Fees, Changes to Entries and Key Dates- this document sets out the fees for entering examinations and key dates such as the closing date for entries and the deadlines for late entries and withdrawals from examinations.
  • Terms and Conditions - all candidates must ensure that they are aware of, and understand, the Terms and Conditions as they will be required to confirm their agreement to abide by the Terms and Conditions when they complete the booking form.
  • Rules and Information for Candidates taking Examinations in March 2020   - this booklet contains information about the process followed after candidates have entered examinations, the examination conditions and relevant dates (eg for issue of results).

Deferral Arrangements

In some exceptional circumstances, the IFE will be able to arrange a deferral of examinations for candidates who were unable to take their examinations.  The range of circumstances where a deferral arrangement is possible is limited and candidates are advised to read the Arrangements for Special Consideration and Deferrals prior to submitting a request for a deferral.  This document can be accessed by clicking here .   Candidates who submit a request for a deferral should be aware that deferral arrangements are made on the basis that the candidate is unable to attend on the day of the examination and therefore decisions on whether or not a deferral arrangement is possible are usually made after the date that the examination was scheduled to take place.  The cut-off date for submitting a request for a deferral arrangement in relation to March 2020 examinations is 5 April 2020.  The form for requesting a deferral is available by clicking here

Special Consideration

Candidates who experience unexpected problems or medical issues on the day of the examination that affect their ability to perform to their usual standard in the examination may apply for Special Consideration. 

Special Consideration is the process by which the IFE and the examiner team review the candidate’s situation and the supporting evidence submitted by the candidate in order to determine whether or not a candidate has been adversely and unfairly affected and therefore whether compensation should be applied in determining the candidate’s mark for the examination.  Special Consideration is applied only in exceptional circumstances.

Information on special consideration and the application process is available in the Arrangements for Special Consideration and Deferrals procedure.  This is available by clicking here . The cut-off date for submitting a request for special consideration in relation to March 2020 examinations is 5 April 2020.  The form for requesting special consideration is available by clicking here .