Notice to Learners in relation to Amendments to Assessments

We hope that you and your families are keeping safe and well.


Barrow Training have made amendments to the assessment methods of our online modules during the Covid-19 pandemic so that you can complete all assessments from home. Your tutor will offer additional guidance and support to ensure you understand the new layout.

Whilst we appreciate that the amendments to assessment methods might be unsettling for you, we ask that you do your utmost
to ensure the integrity of your own work. That means that any work or assessment submitted by you must be original work completed by you, without input from someone else (unless this has been clearly referenced or stated by you).

You should ignore any approaches from illegal ‘essay mills’ or similar services which offer to assist with writing assignments. Such activity is considered as academic malpractice (or cheating). Academic malpractice is taken very seriously by Barrow Training and all cases are investigated thoroughly. Where cheating has been confirmed, there are consequences for the learner concerned. Information on academic malpractice is included in your Learner Handbook. If you are having any difficulties in managing your workload or in preparing for assessment at this challenging time, please contact your tutor. We are all here to support you so that you achieve your potential.

It is in all of our interests to ensure the integrity of assessment – to ensure that those who have gained a qualification have done so honestly and that they have the knowledge and skills associated with that qualification. If you are concerned about any academic malpractice you have encountered, you can contact Vicky Nolan, Quality Assurance Manager on quality@barrowtraining.ie. Please be assured that this contact will be dealt with in the strictest confidence. Further information on new laws in Ireland prohibiting cheating and cheating services is available here.

We would like to thank you for your assistance in ensuring that academic integrity is observed and upheld at all times within Barrow Training so that everyone has confidence in the assessment results and the qualifications obtained by our learners.

Take care of yourself.

The Barrow Training Team

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