You may choose to defer the assignment once only and for 1 submission date only. Students opting for a deferral will still attend the scheduled teaching sessions (if appropriate). However, they will be submitting their assignment at the next available date. Deferral will not affect the grade you receive for your assignment.
Deferral and resubmission requests should be made using the Register for deferral/resubmission form
The deadline for completing the deferral form is midday on the last working day before the submission date for each assignment and candidates will automatically be booked on the next available submission date for that assessment.
Assignment deferral forms after the cut-off point will not, under any circumstances, be accepted.
An administration charge of £75 will be made by CIPR for deferral or resubmission of the assignment. There is no charge to resubmit previously submitted but failed assignments.
Individual assignment deferrals and course deferrals can only be actioned once all course fees have been paid in full or instalment payments are up-to-date.
Please note that you must keep your membership of the CIPR active until you successfully complete the course.
Looking for information on deferring the entire course, including teaching? View our deferral procedures in Appendix 2 of the Course Regulations (PDF format, opens in a new window).