Handling Special Requirements
To make the exams fair, time allowances are available to those with special difficulties, and sometimes other special provision is available, such as for those with eyesight difficulties.
Taking the exams in your second language
If you’re taking the exam in English but you have a different first language, then ask your training provider for a PRINCE2 glossary in your first language. A lot of glossaries are now available, and there may well be one which translates English PRINCE2 terminology into your first language. You may find a glossary helpful while you’re learning the method, not just in the exams.
Irrespective of whether you’re taking in the exam in English, you can also ask to take in a dictionary to help with translation. In most cases you won’t need the dictionary, because you’ll already be familiar with the PRINCE2 terms from your course, but even so you might like one there as a comfort factor just in case something isn’t clear or your mind goes blank.
Depending on your exact language abilities and where you’re taking the exam, you may be allowed extra time. The allowance is for the extra time you’ll spend in translating the English of the question to your first language in order to think it through, then working back into English to identify the answer.
It’s hard in this book to set down the exact circumstances in which extra time will be allowed, since the rules and guidelines keep changing. If you’re booked on a training course, the best ...