March 2018 Exams
Candidates are advised to read the information in this guidance document before completing the exam application form here. The guidance provides information on the application process and relevant timeline.
Completing the Application Form
Please complete all of the information required on the form. Please write clearly as the information provided will be used by the IFE in order to communicate with you and to process your examination arrangements.
With reference to the timetable indicated, take care not to choose two units taking place at the same time. Exam fees can be found on page 2 of the application form. For Preferred Exam Centre, refer to the list on page 1 of the application. The application form also contains information about where to send the form upon completion.
The IFE recommends that you retain a copy of your completed exam application form as the form includes a summary of the examinations that you have entered and the times when the examinations will take place. It also includes the Terms and Conditions for examination candidates.
Terms and Conditions for Candidates
You must read the Terms and Conditions prior to submitting your application form and tick the box on the form to confirm your acceptance of these. The IFE is not able to accept applications without this confirmation from candidates.
Payment of Examination Fees and Charges
If you are resident in South Africa or wish to enter the exams via the SA Branch, your application form and payment should be sent to the SA Branch for processing before 30 November 2017. Payment must be made in South African Rands.
The SA Branch will not accept any entries after 30 November 2017. Please contact the SA Branch as soon as possible to avoid the risk of missing the deadline. Contact details for the SA Branch: Email: email@example.com Tel: +27 11 788 4329. Fax: +27 11 880 6286.
No application will be processed unless it is accompanied by the appropriate fees. NB Foreign students: if you submit payment by SWIFT transfer (which can take up to 5 working days to appear on a bank statement), then your application will not be processed until payment has been received. Payment made in this manner must be received before the final closing date of 30 November 2017. MoneyGram or Western Union payments must be agreed in advance by special arrangement with the South African Branch, and must be sent 3 working days before 30 November 2017.
If any payments are rejected, we will make contact to request an alternative method of payment. If no further payment is received, the IFE will cancel the examination entry and no examination papers will be provided to the examination venue.
Late entries cannot be processed by the South African Branch and must be referred to the IFE Head Office. The IFE Head Office will endeavour to accept and process late applications, up to and including 14 January 2018. However, a late entry fee of £50 (approx. ZAR 875) will be applied to all applications submitted after the closing date of 30
November 2017. Candidates who choose to submit an application to the IFE UK after the 30 November deadline are agreeing to pay the late entry fee of £50, as well as the full fees charged by the Branch where the candidate will be writing the exam. The applicant will be required to submit an ‘international’ exam entry form available on the website www.ife.org.uk and submit payment of the £50 late entry fee plus the full Branch fee in pounds sterling only, to the IFE Head Office.
Please send a copy of your late direct application to the IFE SA Branch at email: firstname.lastname@example.org for our records and so that arrangements can be made for you to write at the appropriate local exam centre.
Candidates should note that the IFE is not able to guarantee that candidate requirements submitted as late entries can be met, as not all examination venues will be able to accommodate changes or additional candidates.
IFE South African Branch examination entry fees for March 2018 are as follows:
|Entries up to 30 November 2017||Late entries up to 14 January 2018.
Submit this fee below plus £50 late entry fee to the UK
|Examination||Price per Unit|
|Price for 4 units|
|Price per Unit|
2018 March Exams
|Price for 4 Units
2018 March Exams
|Level 2 Certificate||R1,150||N/A||£38|
|Level 3 Certificate||R785||R2,770||£27||£92|
|Level 3 Diploma Unit 6||R1,755||R6,170||£62||£210|
|Level 4 Certificate||R1,985||R6,950||£72||£245
Refund of Entry Fees available up to 30 November 2017
Candidates who change their minds and wish to withdraw from examinations may ask for a full refund of their entry fee up until 14 January 2018. After 14 January 2018, no refunds will be available. Refund requests up to 15 December 2017 should be made to the SA Branch office on email: email@example.com Refund requests after 15 December 2017 up to 6 January (SA Branch will be closed during this period) should be made to the UK Exams Office on email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Withdrawing from Examinations
Please see Special Consideration Application Form which sets out the limited situations in which a deferral arrangement may be possible and the supporting documentation which will be required by the IFE in order to process the request. Where the request is approved, an administration fee will be charged for each examination paper deferred.
- Level 2 Certificate and Level 3 Certificate papers: R400,00 per paper
- Level 3 Diploma and Level 4 Certificate papers: R500,00 per paper
Amendment to Examination Entries
Candidates may amend their examination entry without further charge up to 14 January 2018. After 14 January 2018, the IFE will try to meet requests for changes to papers/venues. However, changes may not be possible at this stage and the IFE reserves the right to make an administration charge, e.g. where additional postal charges are incurred.
Amendment requests up to the 15 December 2017 should be made to the SA Branch office on email: email@example.com Amendments requests after 15 December 2017 up to 6 January (SA Branch will be closed during this period) should be made to the UK Exams Office on email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The South Africa exams centres available here. Please be aware that this list is not definitive as sometimes venues change due to unforeseen circumstances or may not be able to run, or may have a maximum capacity. Wherever this is the case we will endeavour to inform those affected as promptly as possible.
Applying for Reasonable Adjustments
Candidates who have disabilities or particular assessment needs such as dyslexia are able to apply for reasonable adjustments. All requests should be submitted using the appropriate form. Candidates who wish to apply for reasonable adjustments will need to complete and submit an application for reasonable adjustments at the time that they apply to take examinations and by 11 August at the latest. Please refer to the Reasonable Adjustments Policy and Reasonable Adjustments Application Form, or contact the IFE SA Branch for guidance on applying.
What happens after I have applied?
If you have submitted your application directly to the IFE SA office, we shall email you to confirm receipt. Once your application has been processed we shall send written acknowledgement by the end of August via email, detailing the examinations booked and the exam centre chosen. Kindly note that during busy times, entries can take some time to acknowledge. If in doubt, contact us by telephone or email.
If you receive any notification from the IFE that the application cannot be processed, please respond immediately. If you do not contact us, you are at risk of not being entered for your requested examination.
Examination number letters will be posted to all candidates along with information about the exam venue that they have been allocated by mid-February. We urge every candidate to read this letter carefully and to advise us of any discrepancies immediately.
Note to all candidates: If you have not received your posted letter by 28 February 2018 (not before), please contact us and we will email another copy.
Please search this website for further information related to the March 2018 examinations, or the IFE UK website: http://www.ife.org.uk/March-2018-Examinations
For information on policies and procedures and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) click here.
If you have any further questions, please contact us at email: email@example.com or telephone: +27 11 788 4329.