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 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Please note there is a strict six week cut-off point to request a deferral, prior to each exam date. Any request received after this deadline can only be processed after exam day, this will result in you being logged as a no-show for the exam in question.
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, Pass, Merit or Distinction.
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 email@example.com as soon as possible.
|Examination date||Results issue date|
|7 February 2019||22 March 2019|
|2 May 2019||14 June 2019|
|8 August 2019||20 September 2019|
|7 November 2019||20 December 2019|
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 IRP Qualifications Department on +44 (0)207 009 2155 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We may not be able to accommodate requests received after the four-week deadline.
VENUES WHERE EXAMINATIONS ARE HELD (2019 EXAMINATIONS):
- Belfast: Stranmillis University College, Stranmillis Road, Belfast, Co Antrim , BT9 5DY - 028 9038 1271 - Directions
- Bristol: Armada House Conference & Events, Armada House, Telephone Avenue, Bristol, BS1 4BQ - 0117 915 2600 - Directions
- Birmingham (February and May only): IET Birmingham, Austin Court, 80 Cambridge Street, Birmingham, B1 2NP - 0121 667 9049 - Directions August and November TBC
- Edinburgh: The Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue, 16 St. Mary’s Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SU - 0131 538 8333 - Directions
- Leeds: Park Plaza Leeds, Boar Lane City Square, City Square, Leeds, LS1 5NS - 0113 380 4000 - Directions
- London (Amended 23/01/2019 and valid for February 2019 exams only):
Exam venue is 15Hatfields, Chadwick Court, London, SE1 8DJ - Tel 020 7827 5920 - Directions
Exam venue is Hilton Bankside (Globe Suite), 2-8 Great Suffolk Street, London, SE1 0UG – Tel 020 3667 5600 - Directions
- Manchester: 60 Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3WE - 0161 306 6000 - Directions (Please enter via the Granby Row entrance for K3 exam room in February, May and August, and enter via Main Entrance for Great Hall exam room in November)
- Nottingham: Nottingham Conference Centre, Burton Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU - 0115 848 8000 - Directions
- Southampton: Central Hall, St Mary Street, Southampton, SO14 1NF - 023 8023 7700 - Directions
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The IRP Centre strongly recommends that all candidates carefully read these RECAO guidelines which set out their rights and obligations. The RECAO will assume that every candidate has read and understood these guidelines. Misunderstanding will not be accepted as a valid reason for any Special Consideration. For any queries about these guidelines, please email email@example.com.
Level 2 Certificate in Recruitment Resourcing (L2 CertRR) dates and times:
Level 3 Certificate in Recruitment Practice (L3 CertRP) dates and times:
All single unit resits are held at each examination date at 12.30 to 13.00
Level 3 Certificate in In-House Recruitment (L3 CIHR) dates and times:
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:
Level 5 Diploma in Recruitment Leadership (L5 DipRL) dates:
We run workshops in pairs for our mandatory units. Each one takes place once a year -
(Please email Qualification@rec.uk.com if you would like to attend one of these workshops)