If you are booked for an exam for February 2021, and you wish to postpone your exam to a later date, the information below is important. A postponement should only be done as a last resort as you will need to write your next exam on the new syllabus.
The format of the portfolio has changed for the new Academic year which starts 1 April 2021. This means that subjects are on a roll out schedule with specific dates.
This is a new process for both the ICB and students / providers and we are working hard to ensure that no student loses out on the opportunity to postpone their subject. The schedule has been carefully considered and should allow students enough time to plan for and postpone their Feb exam if needed.
Once subjects are opened for booking, they are available for the full academic year.
With this in mind, here is what you need to know if you want to postpone your Feb 2021 exam:
CHECK THE ROLL OUT SCHEDULE
The schedule will let you know when the subject will be available for booking and also what the new Postponement closing date is for that specific subject.
WHERE DO I POSTPONE MY EXAM WHEN THE SUBJECT IS AVAILABLE?
You will be able to postpone your subject on the student portal once the subject has become available. Remember that you will only have until the new postponement closing date to do so.
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY SUBJECT IS ONLY AVAILABLE AFTER THE EXAM DATE HAS PASSED?
Any students who have subjects only becoming available after the exam date has passed will be allowed to postpone until the postponement date for that specific subject regardless of whether the exam date has passed.
WHAT DOES THIS POP-UP MESSAGE MEAN WHEN I TRY TO POSTPONE?
- This could mean that the venue has been closed for the next exam session and that no exams will be available for booking at that venue.
Remember to check the ICB Website for available ICB Exam Venues.
In this case, you will need to contact ICB Support to assist you with postponing your exam to a new venue.
- This could also mean that no exam dates have been opened for this particular subject.
Remember to check the subject roll out schedule for your subject and also to check the ICB Exam Timetable to ensure that there are dates coming up for your subject.
CHANGING FROM PAPER TO ONLINE EXAMS
Please refer to this article for more details. Changing exam type between ONLINE and PAPER exams
VENUE CAPACITY LIMITS
Due to COVID rules and restrictions, the ICB has been required to introduce ICB Exam Venue capacity limits.
We want to ensure that you are as safe as possible when writing a paper exam at one of the ICB Exam Venues. This means that once the venue has reached the capacity limit that no further exams can be booked or postponed to that venue.
Please ensure that you get your bookings / postponements in as early as possible to ensure that you reserve a seat for yourself.