4.8 Assessing disabled students
Disabled students and those with other protected characteristics as defined by the 2012 Equality Act are able to negotiate as appropriate, an alternative mode of assessment. The alternative mode of assessment will be comparable to the normal mode of assessment with regard to the amount of effort, research and creativity required. British Sign Language is recognised as an alternative to oral communication in practical and seminar assessment work. The College wishes to ensure that all assessment and examination policies, practices and procedures should provide disabled students with the same opportunity as their peers to demonstrate the achievement of learning outcomes.