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Access arrangements are pre-exam arrangements made on behalf of a candidate with particular needs. For example, the use of a scribe, modified papers or extra time. There are three different groups of access arrangements, each with their own application form and set of deadlines.
Group 1: Non-delegated access arrangements
You must apply for our permission to use these. You do not need to provide us with the evidence of need when you apply; however, you must keep the evidence until certificates are issued.
Group 2: Centre-delegated access arrangements
You must notify us if you plan to use these. You do not need to provide us with the evidence of need when you notify us; however, you must keep the evidence until certificates are issued.
Group 3: Modified papers
We will only despatch modified question papers if you submit a final entry for the relevant candidate, syllabus and component.
If you plan to use any access arrangements, read the access arrangements section of the Cambridge Handbook so you understand each type of access arrangement and the application process for each one. Before the exams, download our good practice guide to running exams using access arrangements.