Access Arrangements FAQ’s

1. Applying for Access Arrangements

Parents of children who possess any physical, learning or medical impairment which may impact upon their ability to perform at their best in the assessments may apply for Access Arrangements.  This will be for children for whom arrangements have been in place in Primary School up to the end of Primary Six.  The most common reasons a candidate might apply for Access Arrangements are listed below, this is not an exclusive list and any physical, learning or medical impairment will be considered.

  • Dyslexia
  • Dyspraxia
  • Dyscalculia
  • ADHD
  • ADD
  • Vocal Tics
  • Diabetes
  • Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Hearing Loss
  • Visual Impairments
  • Heart Conditions
  • Spina Bifida
  • Cerebal Palsy
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Epilepsy
  • OCD

Parents of children whose first language is neither English or Irish and who have spent less than three years in the United Kingdom and/or Ireland before September 2019 may also apply for Access Arrangements.

You should refer to our Guidance Notes for Access Arrangements, which can be found on our website under the section ‘Access Arrangements’ from Monday 29th April for an extensive list of arrangements that can be requested and examples of appropriate evidence.

Parents should tick the box in Section B of the Registration Form to indicate they are applying for Access Arrangements and complete the Access Application Form (ACC/19). ACC/19 will be available to print and download from the website on 29th April 2019 and should be attached to the Registration Form along with all appropriate evidences.

If it is not possible to attach your Access Application Form and evidences along with the Registration Form you should still tick the box in Section B but you may send your application separately as long as it submitted to the AQE Office by Friday 6th September 2019 at the latest.  Access Application Forms are available from Monday 29th April or hard copies can be posted out from the AQE Office on request.

If you submit a Registration Form without ticking the relevant box in Section B and later wish to apply for Access Arrangements you may do so by sending form ACC/19 and all appropriate evidences to the AQE Office. Please ensure your child’s candidate number (found on their Admissions Card) is clearly stated. If you have submitted your registration form but not yet received your Admissions Card you can still submit ACC/19 and evidences, but we would appreciate if you could let us know the rough date you posted your form, to enable us to match the documents with your original registration form.

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2. For physical, learning or medical impairments.

Parents of children who possess any physical, learning or medical impairment which may impact upon their ability to perform at their best in the assessments may apply for Access Arrangements.  This will be for children for whom arrangements have been in place in Primary School up to the end of Primary Six.  The most common reasons a candidate might apply for Access Arrangements are listed below, this is not an exclusive list and any physical, learning or medical impairment will be considered.

  • Dyslexia
  • Dyspraxia
  • Dyscalculia
  • ADHD
  • ADD
  • Vocal Tics
  • Diabetes
  • Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Hearing Loss
  • Visual Impairments
  • Heart Conditions
  • Spina Bifida
  • Cerebal Palsy
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Epilepsy
  • OCD

Parents of children whose first language is neither English or Irish and who have spent less than three years in the United Kingdom and/or Ireland before September 2019 may also apply for Access Arrangements.

You should refer to our Guidance Notes for Access Arrangements, which can be found on our website under the section ‘Access Arrangements’ from Monday 29th April for an extensive list of arrangements that can be requested and examples of appropriate evidence.

Parents should tick the box in Section B of the Registration Form to indicate they are applying for Access Arrangements and complete the Access Application Form (ACC/19). ACC/19 will be available to print and download from the website on 29th April 2019 and should be attached to the Registration Form along with all appropriate evidences.

If it is not possible to attach your Access Application Form and evidences along with the Registration Form you should still tick the box in Section B but you may send your application separately as long as it submitted to the AQE Office by Friday 6th September 2019 at the latest.  Access Application Forms are available from Monday 29th April or hard copies can be posted out from the AQE Office on request.

If you submit a Registration Form without ticking the relevant box in Section B and later wish to apply for Access Arrangements you may do so by sending form ACC/19 and all appropriate evidences to the AQE Office. Please ensure your child’s candidate number (found on their Admissions Card) is clearly stated. If you have submitted your registration form but not yet received your Admissions Card you can still submit ACC/19 and evidences, but we would appreciate if you could let us know the rough date you posted your form, to enable us to match the documents with your original registration form.

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3. For first languages other than English/Irish and education within UK/Ireland for less than three years.

Parents of children who possess any physical, learning or medical impairment which may impact upon their ability to perform at their best in the assessments may apply for Access Arrangements.  This will be for children for whom arrangements have been in place in Primary School up to the end of Primary Six.  The most common reasons a candidate might apply for Access Arrangements are listed below, this is not an exclusive list and any physical, learning or medical impairment will be considered.

  • Dyslexia
  • Dyspraxia
  • Dyscalculia
  • ADHD
  • ADD
  • Vocal Tics
  • Diabetes
  • Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Hearing Loss
  • Visual Impairments
  • Heart Conditions
  • Spina Bifida
  • Cerebal Palsy
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Epilepsy
  • OCD

Parents of children whose first language is neither English or Irish and who have spent less than three years in the United Kingdom and/or Ireland before September 2019 may also apply for Access Arrangements.

You should refer to our Guidance Notes for Access Arrangements, which can be found on our website under the section ‘Access Arrangements’ from Monday 29th April for an extensive list of arrangements that can be requested and examples of appropriate evidence.

Parents should tick the box in Section B of the Registration Form to indicate they are applying for Access Arrangements and complete the Access Application Form (ACC/19). ACC/19 will be available to print and download from the website on 29th April 2019 and should be attached to the Registration Form along with all appropriate evidences.

If it is not possible to attach your Access Application Form and evidences along with the Registration Form you should still tick the box in Section B but you may send your application separately as long as it submitted to the AQE Office by Friday 6th September 2019 at the latest.  Access Application Forms are available from Monday 29th April or hard copies can be posted out from the AQE Office on request.

If you submit a Registration Form without ticking the relevant box in Section B and later wish to apply for Access Arrangements you may do so by sending form ACC/19 and all appropriate evidences to the AQE Office. Please ensure your child’s candidate number (found on their Admissions Card) is clearly stated. If you have submitted your registration form but not yet received your Admissions Card you can still submit ACC/19 and evidences, but we would appreciate if you could let us know the rough date you posted your form, to enable us to match the documents with your original registration form.

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4. The procedure following a submitted application for Access Arrangements.

Parents of children who possess any physical, learning or medical impairment which may impact upon their ability to perform at their best in the assessments may apply for Access Arrangements.  This will be for children for whom arrangements have been in place in Primary School up to the end of Primary Six.  The most common reasons a candidate might apply for Access Arrangements are listed below, this is not an exclusive list and any physical, learning or medical impairment will be considered.

  • Dyslexia
  • Dyspraxia
  • Dyscalculia
  • ADHD
  • ADD
  • Vocal Tics
  • Diabetes
  • Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Hearing Loss
  • Visual Impairments
  • Heart Conditions
  • Spina Bifida
  • Cerebal Palsy
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Epilepsy
  • OCD

Parents of children whose first language is neither English or Irish and who have spent less than three years in the United Kingdom and/or Ireland before September 2019 may also apply for Access Arrangements.

You should refer to our Guidance Notes for Access Arrangements, which can be found on our website under the section ‘Access Arrangements’ from Monday 29th April for an extensive list of arrangements that can be requested and examples of appropriate evidence.

Parents should tick the box in Section B of the Registration Form to indicate they are applying for Access Arrangements and complete the Access Application Form (ACC/19). ACC/19 will be available to print and download from the website on 29th April 2019 and should be attached to the Registration Form along with all appropriate evidences.

If it is not possible to attach your Access Application Form and evidences along with the Registration Form you should still tick the box in Section B but you may send your application separately as long as it submitted to the AQE Office by Friday 6th September 2019 at the latest.  Access Application Forms are available from Monday 29th April or hard copies can be posted out from the AQE Office on request.

If you submit a Registration Form without ticking the relevant box in Section B and later wish to apply for Access Arrangements you may do so by sending form ACC/19 and all appropriate evidences to the AQE Office. Please ensure your child’s candidate number (found on their Admissions Card) is clearly stated. If you have submitted your registration form but not yet received your Admissions Card you can still submit ACC/19 and evidences, but we would appreciate if you could let us know the rough date you posted your form, to enable us to match the documents with your original registration form.

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