Help for students who need additional support

If you have a disability, learning difficulty or health problem that affects your ability to study, ActEd would like to help.

Did you know that you may be eligible for special arrangements when taking the actuarial exams?

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries is happy to make special facilities available to students with disabilities such as RSI, dyslexia, sight impairment, long-term injury etc.

If you do require special facilities, you need to apply with medical evidence in good time to the examinations team.

Institute and Faculty of Actuaries
Tel: +44 (0) 207 632 2100
Fax: +44 (0) 1865 268211

How can ActEd help?

On our study application forms, we ask you to let us know if you have a disability, learning difficulty or health problem. If you do so, we will contact you to find out how we can best help.

Suggestions of how we can help include:

  • We can offer our study material on coloured paper.
  • We can provide our tutorial handouts to you in advance of tutorials.
  • We can enlarge tutorial handouts (but please let us know in advance).
  • We can avoid using certain equipment in tutorials if this causes you difficulty (but please let us know in advance).
  • We can arrange the seating in tutorials to help you.
  • We are happy to wear a radio microphone in tutorials provided by you.
  • We are happy to come and recap on any of the tutorial content individually to you in the tutorial breaks and for you to ask us questions.
  • We can advise on our different types of study materials and tutorials, and on our tutorial venues.

ActEd also work with BPP to provide learning support services. Please see this Mini Guide for the services and support on offer and contact us if you would like more information.


If you are eligible for extra time in the exam or think you might be, then you should also allow yourself this extra time in doing assignments. When you submit the assignments for marking, it would help our markers if you could indicate that you get extra time somwhere on the front page of the script. You do not have to give the reason for getting the extra time just that you get it. This will stop our markers marking you down for it or making adverse comments on the time taken.

You can contact us by email or by telephone:
E-mail: Anna Bishop or Gaye Greenaway
Telephone: +44(0) 1235 550005

We would also appreciate learning from you!

ActEd is always interested in improving its services to students. If you're unhappy with anything related to our provision for students, please tell us.

Will the information I give you be treated as confidential?

Yes, only those staff involved in providing you with tuition and related administrative services will have access to your details.