Q. I have not been permitted to progress and I have submitted an appeal. Can I progress whilst the appeal is being resolved?
I have not been permitted to progress and I have submitted an appeal. Can I progress whilst the appeal is being resolved?
If you have an appeal under consideration which relates to a progression decision then you may only continue your programme of study providing that a successful appeal will enable you to accumulate all the credits necessary to complete the level or stage. Pending the outcome of the appeal you may complete and submit assessments necessary for the higher level and feedback may be given. However the general rule is that marks cannot be ratified by a Board of Examiners during this interim stage.
If the appeal is successfully upheld you will be permitted to progress. The marks obtained during this interim period will be ratified by a Board of Examiners in the normal way. If the appeal is subsequently dismissed, marks obtained during the interim period will be declared null and void. You must stop attending modules at the higher level and retrieve the outstanding credits in line with the original decision of the Board of Examiners.
You will need to understand that attendance at the next level whilst an appeal is being heard cannot form the basis for a claim that you have been permitted to progress onto the next level of study.
Attendance on clinical placements will be at the discretion of the Board of Examiners and on the advice of the programme team.
Whilst the above represents general guidance offered to students there may be exceptions to the above which you will need to check out with your programme leader especially if your programme is governed by a professional body such as the NMC or HCPC.