The REC has a comprehensive and robust examination system to ensure that every learner receives the appropriate result for the standard of work that they have produced. However, if you feel that the examination result issued to you is inappropriate, you may appeal.
Learners have the right to appeal their examination results to the REC to either have their:
If you wish to appeal, please email the REC Awarding Department at firstname.lastname@example.org, or download the Post-Examination Appeal Form and email or post it to the REC Awarding Department, within six weeks of the results having been issued.
The appeals service is chargeable but fully refundable if the outcome is in the learner’s favour. Appeals take approximately three weeks to process.
Please note that with any appeal, the outcome can result in grades being lowered as well as increased.
For further information, please read the REC Post Results Appeals policy.
In line with other professional examination bodies, we do not disclose actual marks nor the final percentage boundaries between grades. Originals or copies of examination scripts and question papers remain at all times the property of the REC and are not returned to candidates in any circumstances, nor are they made available to any third party.
If you wish to defer an examination to a later date, you may be offered an opportunity to take the next available examination, however there will be a £148 + VAT fee for this transfer. Please contact us on +44 (0)207 009 2155 or email email@example.com if you can no longer attend an examination due to unforeseen circumstances.
Should a deferral to the next examination date be offered, it will only be considered for examinations if the proposed deferred examination date is within 12 months of the original examination date. If the deferral takes the proposed examination outside of the criteria a full enrolment fee will become applicable.
If you wish to re-take the examination, you must complete the re-sit form and submit the examination re-sit fee (£148 + VAT).
Students who failed the Level 3 Certificate in Recruitment Practice (QCF) post-August 2014 have the option to have single unit re-sits, at the cost of £75 + VAT per unit. Please note that if you choose this option, you will only be allowed to re-sit one unit per published examination date, in February, May, August or December. Please also note that this option only applies to re-sits.
Results are issued by post only and will not be released by telephone nor email.
Your results are sent to your preferred address (as per your Enrolment Form) to arrive on the published date.
The grades are awarded as Fail or Pass.
Employers often request that we send them their employees' examination results. We do not do this automatically but will send your examination results to your employer if they request that we do so. If you do not consent to your employer receiving your examination results, you need to inform the Qualifications Delivery team on +44 (0)207 009 2155 or email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
|Examination date||Results issue date|
|2 February 2017||17 March 2017|
|4 May 2017||16 June 2017|
|10 August 2017||22 September 2017|
|14 December 2017||26 January 2018|
Please note that overseas students may receive their results later than the published date due to additional postal times. In any circumstance, please allow at least a couple of days after the published date to contact the RECAO in case of non-receipt of results.
In line with other professional examination bodies, we do not disclose actual marks nor the final percentage boundaries between grades. Originals or copies of examination scripts and Question Papers remain at all times the property of the REC and are not returned to candidates in any circumstances, nor are they made available to any third party.
Requests to re-send results more than a month after each published results date will be charged £15 per copy.
If you have any special/medical requirements with regards to attendance to the examination, whether the need arises from a disability, medical condition or you have special educational needs, please let us know no later than four weeks before the exam by contacting the Awarding Department on +44 (0)207 009 2100 or email@example.com. We may not be able to accommodate requests received after the four-week deadline.
For further information, please read the REC Special Arrangements and Special Considerations policy.
We currently run our 2018 exams in a number of core venues*:
*May be subject to change, please be aware that venues may be different from one examination date to another.
Stranmillis University College, Stranmillis Road, Belfast, Co Antrim , BT9 5DY
Fazeley Studios, 191 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 5SE
Armada House Conference & Events, Armada House, Telephone Avenue, Bristol, BS1 4BQ
The Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue, 16 St. Mary’s Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SU
Park Plaza Leeds, Boar Lane City Square, City Square, Leeds, LS1 5NS
The Kia Oval Kennington London SE11 5SS
Kings House Conference Centre, King's Church, Sidney Street, Manchester, M1 7HB
Nottingham Conference Centre, Burton Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
Macdonald Botley Park Hotel Golf and Spa, Winchester Road, Boorley Green, Southampton, SO32 2UA
In addition, if there is a number of students wanting to sit an exam at a particular location, this can be arranged on a first arrived, first served basis due to the limited amount of available invigilators. Please contact the IRP Qualifications Delivery Department on +44 (0)207 009 2181 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students wishing to take their examination overseas must follow the Overseas Examination Arrangements Policy and contact the REC Awarding Department as soon as possible on +44 (0)207 009 2100 or email email@example.com.
Upon enrolment on a study programme, you will also have enrolled for the examination and selected your preferred examination centre. You will receive instructions regarding your examination venue and other details around two weeks before your exam date.
Non-attendance at an examination will be regarded as a Fail and your course status will remain incomplete.
It is important that you spend time revising the learning materials and watching the webinars to maximise your chances of success in the examination.
When you receive your examination Joining Instructions, check the details carefully. You will need to plan your journey allowing plenty of time for possible delays. If there are any changes to your circumstances or desired exam location, please let the REC Qualifications Delivery team know, at least four weeks before the examination date.
You must bring a form of photo identification with you, this may be your passport or driving licence. Failure to do so will result in you not being accepted to take the examination, as the REC must be able to confirm the identity of all students in order to comply with regulatory requirements.
You may wish to bring other materials into the examination room and keep them with you during the examination:
• A soft drink
• Black or blue pens
• A watch or clock
• Sweets (no noisy wrappers please!)
Please inform your Study Coach if you have any concerns before the examination.
Aim to arrive at the venue at least 30 minutes before the start time to allow time for registration. It is advisable to check your journey before departing, for any transport or traffic considerations. You must remember to bring your photo identification!
Acceptable forms of ID: International Travel Passport; Government-issued driver’slicense; Government-issued ID card(including international); Military ID card...
The ID must be current (not expired), legible and include: Your name exactly as you provided on your enrolment form; date of birth that matches exactly the date provided on your enrolment form; a recent, recognizable photograph; your signature and date of birth
Unacceptable forms of ID: EXPIRED passports or driver’s licenses; passport cards; social security cards; credit cards; employee or student IDs; IDs with physical descriptions in place of photos; photocopies of any form of ID; any other kind of ID that does not meet the requirements described above.
LATENESS: There is a maximum twenty-minute allowance for candidates to be admitted into the examination after the start time. Candidates arriving more than twenty minutes late may not be allowed to sit examinations nor will any refund of examination fees be given. Candidates who arrive whilst an examination is in progress will not be granted extra time.
On arrival at the venue, you will be greeted by an REC invigilator and registered. The invigilator’s role is to ensure that the examination is conducted in a fair and standardised manner. The invigilator will indicate seating arrangements and read out examination instructions at the start of the exam.
You will not be allowed to use mobile phones, electronic devices (including calculators), dictionaries or translators during the examination. Only blue or black ink is acceptable. Use of correction fluid is not permitted. You must use the Answer Booklet to answer the questions. Ticks/notes/answers within the Question Paper will NOT be taken into account.
Distance Learners can expect an email from their Study Coach within a week of having taken the examination. The purpose of this is to gain feedback on the examination. Please alert them to any concerns you may have in relation to the examination or your course of study in general.
Once completed, the examination Answer Booklets are marked and scrutinised by an Awarding Group which is made up of Examiners, Industry Experts and members of the Qualifications Team.
The final examination for the Level 2 Certificate in Recruitment Resourcing (QCF) is a ‘closed-book’ examination. It consists of a two-hour multiple-choice examination, covering the learning topics from all seven units.
Learners will be required to possess a thorough understanding of the syllabus. Thereafter, the actual pass mark is determined by the Awarding Committee. As a general rule, learners should aim for a minimum of 50% to achieve a pass
The final examination for the Level 3 Certificate in Recruitment Practice (QCF) is a ‘closed-book’ examination. It consists of a two-and-a-half-hour written examination, covering the learning topics from all six units.
Certificate Learners will be required to possess a thorough understanding of the syllabus. Thereafter, the actual pass mark is determined by the Awarding Committee. As a general rule, learners should aim for a minimum of 50% to achieve a pass.
L4 Diploma Units 3-6, 4-1, 4-2, 4-3, 4-5, 4-6, 4-7, 4-8 and 4-10 are assessed through examinations.
L4 Diploma Units 4-4 and 4-9 are project based. (Please refer to the Project Guidelines from the Student Hub page for this course).
Examinations can be taken at regular intervals throughout the year, as specified on your enrolment form. Please refer to your Study Guide for further guidance.
These examinations are 'closed-book' - you are not allowed to use materials in the examination.
Level 2 Certificate in Recruitment Resourcing (L2 CertRR) dates and times:
Level 3 Certificate in Recruitment Practice (L3 CertRP) dates and times:
14 December 2017 (14.00-16.30)
1 February 2018 (14.00-16.30)
3 May 2018 (14.00-16.30)
9 August 2018 (14.00-16.30)
1 November 2018 (14.00-16.30)
All single unit resits are held at each examination date at 12.30 to 13.00
Level 4 Diploma in Recruitment Management (L4 DipRM) dates and times:
* RECTC 4-4 & 4-9 are assessed via a project submission.
The deadline for submitting projects is 17.00 (5.00pm) at each examination point.
Level 5 Diploma in Recruitment Leadership (L5 DipRL) dates (timings TBC):