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  • FÁS - Learner Performance Feedback
    feedback While you are on the course you will receive ongoing feedback on your training performance When will I get my exam or test results You will receive your results and feedback on your exams as soon as possible after you complete them We can usually give you the provisional results for most tests within three weeks of you taking the test What are provisional results Provisional results are initial

    Original URL path: http://fas.ie/en/Learners/Rights/feedback.htm (2015-10-30)
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  • FÁS - Querying a Result
    Support Learner Performance Feedback Querying a Result Repeating an Exam Results Appeal Process Certification Assessment Non Attendance Learner Charter Maternity Leave Learner Responsibiliites General Info and Useful Links Learners home Learners Learner Rights Querying a Result Querying a Result What does querying a provisional result mean This means that you ask for a recheck or a review of your provisional test result Provisional Results are results that are not final until they have been approved by the Results Approval Panel What s a recheck A recheck means we check that your marks were correctly added up and recorded What s a review A review is where we get a different assessor to check your result This person will decide if the original mark you got is fair or not How do I query a result You have to write to your trainer or instructor asking them for a recheck or a review Remember that if you get your test result rechecked or reviewed you might get a higher result a lower result or the same result Further Appeals If you are still not happy with the result of your query you can appeal your result You should tell your tutor

    Original URL path: http://fas.ie/en/Learners/Rights/Query.htm (2015-10-30)
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  • FÁS - Repeating an Exam
    projects assignments learner records in which they did not achieve 50 of the marks available The maximum mark available for a resubmitted exercise is 50 For example even if a learner achieves 100 when they repeat the exercise the most they can be awarded for the exercise is 50 Where a resubmitted exercise is awarded 50 of the marks available this result is combined with the marks that a learner has already been awarded in the other elements of the assessment Repeat of Examination or Skills Demonstration Where a learner does not achieve 50 of the marks available in an examination or skills demonstration they will be given an opportunity to repeat the examination or demonstration There are no restrictions on marks from repeats This means that learners can get the same marks in the repeat exam as they could have gotten in the original examination or skills demonstration The number of repeat opportunities should not exceed three 2 QQI FETAC Interim Standards Levels 4 to 6 non Apprenticeship A Referral Assessment Result is when a learner does not achieve a pass grade in that assessment The grade is recorded as Referral For some awards a learner must get a minimum mark for each assessment technique to achieve a pass In these cases the overall result is still calculated on the combined results of all the assessments At least five days must pass before a learner can reattempt a Referred Assessment An award of a Credit is only available to learners who fulfil the necessary conditions on the first attempt at that assessment Learners who pass a referred assessment at a second or third attempt will only be awarded a Pass Grade The pass mark for Construction Skills and Quarrying Skills theory tests is 70 Learners who achieve a Referral

    Original URL path: http://fas.ie/en/Learners/Rights/repeats.htm (2015-10-30)
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  • FÁS - Results Appeal Process
    Rights Disability Specific Need Support Learner Performance Feedback Querying a Result Repeating an Exam Results Appeal Process Certification Assessment Non Attendance Learner Charter Maternity Leave Learner Responsibiliites General Info and Useful Links Learners home Learners Learner Rights Results Appeal Process Results Appeal Process Only results that have been approved through the SOLAS Results Approval Process can be appealed How do I appeal a result You can appeal a result you are not happy with by completing the Assessment Appeals Application Form stating why you wish to make the appeal Send the completed form to the SOLAS Manager who looks after assessments within 10 working days from the date your approved exam results were issued Please Note You will only be notified when there is a change to your result following the Results Approval Process We will tell you the result of the appeal within 30 days of you being told that we were working on your appeal Further information is available on the Assessment Appeals Application Form What can I do if I am not happy with the result of the appeal If you do not accept the decision of the SOLAS Assessment Appeals Process you can request that the

    Original URL path: http://fas.ie/en/Learners/Rights/Appeals.htm (2015-10-30)
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  • FÁS - Certification
    a certificate if you achieve the standard set by the relevant awarding body for example QQI FETAC To achieve a certificate you must do all tests and assessments that are part of your course achieve the standards set for all assessments that are part of the course and ensure that you meet all the awarding bodies rules relating to the award When can I expect to get my certificate When

    Original URL path: http://fas.ie/en/Learners/Rights/Certification.htm (2015-10-30)
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  • FÁS - Assessment Non-Attendance
    Info and Useful Links Learners home Learners Learner Rights Assessment Non Attendance Assessment Non Attendance Missed Assessments From time to time you may not be able to attend an assessment not be able to get your course work in on time want to defer an assessment or want to extend a deadline What do I do if I miss an assessment If you miss an assessment you have to write to the relevant tutor or instructor within two working days of missing the assessment and tell them why you missed the assessment How do I defer an assessment or extend a deadline To defer delay an assessment or extend a deadline you have to write to your course tutor or instructor When you ask to defer an assessment or extend a deadline you have to state the reason for the request What are acceptable reasons for deferring an assessment extending a deadline or not attending an assessment Acceptable reasons for requesting a deferral of assessment extension to a deadline or not attending or being late for an assessment include sickness with a medical certificate as proof a death in the family and other reasons that are accepted by assessment personnel

    Original URL path: http://fas.ie/en/Learners/Rights/Assessment.htm (2015-10-30)
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  • FÁS - Learner Charter
    training needs In agreement with the learner we will try to cater for the learner s individual training requirements and needs What can I expect as a learner with SOLAS As a learner with SOLAS you can expect 1 Access to up to date and accurate information to help you make informed choices regarding training opportunities 2 To be provided with information about How to access programmes eligibility criteria and training options Programme content and duration Learner supports allowances fees grants Award titles including their type and level on the National Framework of Qualifications Assessment systems including scheduling modification and accommodation for learners marking and repeats and appeals process Your responsibilities relating to attendance participation and conduct as set out in the SOLAS Code of Conduct for Learners Complaints procedures Recognition of Prior Learning 3 Promotion of equal opportunities for everyone and recognise learner diversity 4 Training programmes to be offered according to learners identified needs 5 In the event of unavailability or cessation of a training option an alternative option will be explored to meet your identified training needs 6 Learning to take place in a safe and secure environment 7 That materials and facilities used will be suitable

    Original URL path: http://fas.ie/en/Learners/Rights/charter.htm (2015-10-30)
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  • FÁS - Maternity Leave
    possible so that we can ensure that we can support you and your requirements during your pregnancy You must give us at least 4 weeks written notice that you intend to take maternity leave You must provide a medical certificate confirming the expected date of confinement You must tell us in writing that you intend to take the 16 weeks additional unpaid leave either on the date that you notify us that you intend to take basic maternity leave or at least 4 weeks before the end of the 26 weeks basic maternity leave period You must inform us in writing that you intend to return to training at least four weeks before your intended date of return We will try to facilitate you as far as is reasonably practicable to complete your training You may have to complete your training at a later date or a different location if your original training programme has finished since you went on maternity leave Do I get paid Maternity Benefit or Training Allowances while I m on maternity leave We do not pay Maternity Benefit or Training Allowances during the period of maternity leave You should contact your local Department of Social Protection office as early as possible to discuss any entitlements that you may be due during your maternity leave We may advise and give you time to visit your local Department of Social Protection Office once you give us notice that you intend to take maternity leave Can I take time off for medical appointments As an expectant mother you may take reasonable time off for medical visits connected with the pregnancy There is no maximum or minimum amount of time off specified for these visits You are entitled to as much time off as is necessary to attend each

    Original URL path: http://fas.ie/en/Learners/Rights/Maternity.htm (2015-10-30)
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