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Exam Regulations

Academic year 2019-2020

The following regulations apply to exams at the Academie voor Coaching en Counselling (ACC).

ARTICLE 1. EXAMINATION BOARD

  1. The examination board consists of at least the following officials:

– Exam coordinator (chairman)

– Course coordinator

– Teacher of the training programme

  1. The examination board is responsible for the objective and expert assessment of a student’s fulfilment of the training programme requirements.
  2. If an appeal is made to the examination board on a matter concerning the chairman, the management of the ACC will appoint another temporary chairman.
  3. The examination board is responsible for:

– Determining the exam regulations
– Guaranteeing the quality and organisation of exams and resits
– Establishing guidelines and instructions for ACC exams and resits
– Issuing diplomas, certificates and proof of participation

ARTICLE 2. THE EXAM

  1. The exam for the 10-day training programmes consists of 3 parts: a portfolio, a theoretical exam and a practical exam.
  2. When the exams take place can be found in the class schedule.
  3. The portfolio is handed to the teacher; the theoretical exam is a written exam, and the practical exam consists of a coaching session with a practice client/fellow student.

ARTICLE 3. EXAM STANDARDS

  1. The theoretical exam is assessed with a mark between 1 and 10, with 1 being the lowest and 10 the highest. Marks between 5.5 and 5.9 are not rounded off to a 6. Marks above 6 are rounded off to 1 decimal point.
  2. The practical exam will be assessed as ‘sufficient’ or ‘insufficient’.
  3. The theoretical part of the exam (and resit) is assessed by an examiner on the basis of a set framework.
  4. The practical exam is assessed by an examiner. If necessary, teachers from other programmes can be used as examiners.
  5. The portfolio should be handed to the teacher no later than 6 weeks after completion of the last class day. The teacher assesses the portfolio within 2 weeks after submission. The portfolio is assessed as sufficient or insufficient. The teacher informs the student by email whether the portfolio has been assessed as sufficient. You have one chance to revise your portfolio if there are any points of improvement. A printed copy of the revised portfolio must be submitted to the teacher within two weeks. This can also be done by (registered) post.
  6. If there is any doubt about whether or not the standards have been met, one member of the examination board will always be consulted.

ARTICLE 4. EXAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND DIPLOMA

  1. The candidate may take the exam if they:
  • Have paid all course fees in full;
  • Have met the minimum attendance requirement of 80%, excluding the exam day;

 

  1. To be eligible for the training programme diploma, the candidate must:
  • Have been awarded at least a 6 for the theoretical part of the exam or resit;
  • Have received a ‘sufficient’ for the portfolio;
  • Have received a ‘sufficient’ for the practical exam;
  • Have met all requirements as stated above in Article 4.1.

 ARTICLE 5.  REGISTRATION AND PARTICIPATION

  1. After registering for the training programme, students are automatically signed up as candidates for the exam on the already determined exam day. The student does not need to register for the exam separately.
  2. The exam must be taken in the same academic year as the one in which the training programme was followed. Sitting the exam at a later date is only possible with the exam board’s permission. Permission can be refused if the training programme has been changed in such a way that successful completion of the exam is no longer possible.
  3. If the student/candidate is unable to attend on the determined exam day, they can submit a request to the study coordinator to take an exam at a different location and date by sending an email to student@counselling.nl.
  4. This request to take an exam at a different location and date can be refused if the group is full at said location and on said date. In that case, the candidate can take the exam on the determined resit day in the same academic year in which the training programme was followed. The costs for this are stated on the ACC website, where the training programme information can be found.
  5. If the exam has not been passed with a sufficient result, a resit can be taken. The candidate may sit the exam once.

 ARTICLE 6.  RESIT

  1. If the exam standards are not met, the candidate will automatically be registered by the ACC for the resit that will take place on the already determined resit date for the training programme.
  2. The candidate may take one resit. If the required exam standards are not met, the candidate can request a meeting with their teacher. In this meeting, the teacher assesses whether it is worth taking a resit. The candidate is to submit the request for a meeting with the teacher to the examination board by sending an email to info@counselling.nl.
  3. The exam must be taken in the same academic year in which the training programme was followed. Sitting the exam at a later date is only possible with the exam board’s permission. Permission can be refused if the training programme has been changed in such a way that successful completion of the exam is no longer possible.

ARTICLE 7. EXAMINATION FEES

  1. The examination fees for the first exam are included in the training programme fees, provided that the candidate takes the exam on the set exam days.
  2. The resit comes at an additional cost. These costs are published on the ACC website together with the training programme information.
  3. If the first exam is taken on a resit day, the costs for a resit will be charged.

ARTICLE 8. EXAM RESULTS

  1. The result of each examination component is determined by the teacher, under the supervision of the examination board.
  2. The official result is the one sent in writing by the teacher/examination board to the candidate.

ARTICLE 9. WRITTEN EXAM REVIEW

  1. Students can only review written exams if the exam or resit standards have not been met.
  2. To this end, the candidate is to submit a request to the examination board by sending an email to info@counselling.nl.
  3. Written exams and resits can only be reviewed by appointment at the ACC’s visiting address.
  4. The candidate may not make a copy of the written exam or resit but is permitted to take notes.
  5. Exams and resits are not made public and remain the property of the ACC.
  6. The ACC keeps written exams and resits for 5 years.

ARTICLE 10. DENIAL OF THE RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE

  1. The examination board can deny a candidate their right to sit the exam/resit if:
  • The conditions in Article 3 and Article 4 of these regulations have not all been met;
  • It turns out that the candidate has cheated in an exam or resit;
  • The examiner concludes that the candidate is preventing other candidates from being able to do their best in an exam/resit.

ARTICLE 11. APPEALS

  1. The candidate can appeal against an examination board decision about the exam/resit.
  2. The appeal must be submitted to the examination board within 5 days of the publication of the exam results by sending an email to info@counselling.nl.
  3. The appeal should be addressed to the examination board and must at least mention the name of the training programme, the exam/resit date and the reasons for the appeal.

ARTICLE 12. FINAL DECISION

  1. In cases not covered by these examination regulations, the ACC management team shall make the decision.
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