Special Exam Requirements

The Southport & District Amateur Radio Club is happy to accept applications from students with disabilities and special exam requirements.

Examples of Special Exam Requirements

Examples of special exam requirements might include:

  • An exam paper that contains no diagrams might be produced for a registered blind candidate and a Reader/Writer provided.
  • A candidate may receive extra time to complete the exam if a Reader/Writer is provided.
  • Candidates may be able to sit an exam at home if they are physically unable to attend an exam centre.
  • Candidates with dyslexia may receive exam papers printed on coloured paper to suit the requirements of the candidate.

These are just some examples and every candidate with special exam requirements is treated individually.


Candidates who believe they may have special exam requirement will need to seek the advice of a professional medical or educational adviser who will be able to recommend how we go about fulfilling their needs. As a result, you will need to submit with your application, a letter from the professional adviser setting out what facilities need to be provided; this should not simply be a statement of your circumstances as it will not help us to identify what your exact requirements are.

Only facilities professionally requested can be approved by the RSGB Examination Department; we are not allowed to accommodate any requests for special requirements without the RSGB’s authorisation as this would invalidate the examination for all candidates.

The adviser must be qualified and practising in the discipline concerned.

Application Deadlines

As you can imagine, fulfilling the needs of candidates with special exam requirements can take a while, as a result such candidates are required to submit their application to sit an exam earlier than normal. At least twenty-eight days notice must be provided by us to the RSGB Examination Department for any special exam requirements, so please submit your application, together with your certification, at least five weeks before the first of the classroom based sessions (Foundation and Intermediate courses) is due to take place, or the date of the examination (Advanced course).