March 2021 Examinations

Notice for all Candidates

We are currently reviewing government guidance and liaising with our examination centres around the world to clarify the position of our scheduled March examination session.  It is our intention to run the IFE exams wherever it is possible and within government guidance to do so. 

However, with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, it is not possible for all of our exam centres to run.   With IFE’s examinations offered globally, there are a number of different factors as well as government guidance that has had to be considered when planning for exams;  some areas have been more affected than others.

Please continue to check this page regularly as we will post the latest information here.

Late Examination Bookings

Unfortunately, the IFE is no longer able to take bookings for March 2021 examinations where candidates wish to take examinations at UK centres.  Many centres have confirmed that, due to the pandemic, they are unable to provide examination venues and, as stated above, we are currently reviewing government guidance and liaising with our exam centres to determine what may be possible. 

We apologise for the incovenience that this may cause to those who wish to sit examinations in March 2021.  Unfortunately, this is due to the lockdown arrangements in place. 

Information for Candidates who have already booked Examinations

The IFE will be in contact with candidates over the next few weeks to confirm whether or not their examination centre will be able to able to provide examinations.  Please bear with us during this period as we are awaiting information from centres and from the qualifications regulator.   

General Information

Candidates should also note that some changes have been made to the structure and naming of some of the qualifications available.  A summary of changes can be found in the document Changes to IFE Qualifications in 2021 .

Reasonable Adjustments

Candidates who wish to apply for reasonable adjustments will need to complete and submit an application for reasonable adjustments.  The procedure for applying for reasonable adjustments and the relevant application form can be found on the FAQs, Policies and Procedures page.  Candidates are advised to submit their applications for reasonable adjustments by 31 January 2021 at the latest.