Last Updated: Friday, November 4, 2016

Exams Information

Examinations - Overview

Most students at the College are aiming to achieve an award validated by a nationally recognised awarding bodies. Before students can receive their award there are a number of processes that the College must undertake on their behalf, such as entry/registration, payment of fees, conduct of examinations and/or moderation and submission of results. The College also needs its own systems for recording and tracking entries/results in order to update its ILR (student data) records.
The administration of all these processes is the responsibility of the Examinations team, situated at the front of the Registry Office. The Examinations team should be your first point of contact for any query or advice regarding entries and results.
If you need to contact the Examinations team, please telephone on 01724 294113 or send an e-mail to
The Examinations team are available:

 Monday to Thursday

 08.30am – 5.00pm


 08.30am – 4.00pm

Achievement Information – Vocational (e.g BTEC’s / CACHE / IMI / VTCT etc)
When the Examinations Team receives result claims from tutors, we then send the information to the awarding bodies. The awarding bodies can take anywhere between 1-7 weeks to process result claims.
When the claims have been approved by the awarding body they will issue the certificates to the Examinations team. These certificates are then recorded on our internal system. Once this is done you will receive a text message advising you that it is available to collect. Please ensure that we do have an up-to-date mobile number for you.
Most awarding bodies do not inform the college of unsuccessful learners.

Achievement Information – General (e.g. GCSE / A Levels)
Results from exams taken in the Summer Series are released in the August (these are always on a Thursday, but can occasionally vary which week so please check). These results are provisional until the end of the ‘enquiry about results’ period at the end of September. Certificates are then issued from the awarding bodies by approximately 7th November.
Results from the November resits (English and mathemeatics GCSE only) are usually released on the 2nd Thursday in January and certificates by approximately end of February.
As per the Vocational information, we will advise you of your certificate availability via text message.


Certificates can be collected from the Registry Office during opening hours. Out of opening hours we can arrange for your certificate to be collected from our main reception who open until 7.00pm Monday – Thursday term time only.
Photographic proof of identification must be shown when collecting your certificate. lf you are unable to collect your certificate someone can collect it on your behalf be completing the attached form. Download Certificate Collection Form

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