1.6 ILP (Individual Learning Plan)

What is an ILP?
An Individual Learning Plan (ILP) is a document that informs Colleges within the University that a student has declared a disability and sets out the reasonable adjustments that need to be considered. For a student to have an ILP in place, the student will have a health issue or disability which fits the criteria to be classi´Čüed as a disability under the Equality Act 2010. The legislation affects all HEIs in the UK and all are expected to provide reasonable adjustments in response to assessed needs.

Why do students have ILPs?
Reasonable adjustments are put in place in order to remove barriers that may prevent students from participating at University, and to minimise the impact that their health condition or disability may have on their ability to study.

How does a student get an ILP?
Students make contact with Wellbeing Services (AccessAbility/Mental Health Pathway) and following an in-depth assessment an ILP is set up. This requires the student to provide independent evidence of their health condition.

When are ILPs set up or updated?
ILPs can be set up or updated at any point throughout the academic year in agreement with the student and you will receive an automatic notification.

Student responsibilities

It is your responsibility to contact Wellbeing Services (AccessAbility and Mental Health Pathway) if you have any queries about the details contained within your ILP, if you would like it reviewed or if your situation changes at any time. You must also check that your ILP is passed onto your discipline so that it can be shared with those who should be informed.

Please contact your Student Services Team if you have any queries about the implementation of your reasonable adjustments.

Exam Provisions:

Please be aware that any previous exam adjustments that you may have had in place at school and/or college will not automatically be put in place at the University and adjustments will only be made following an appointment with Wellbeing.

It is your responsibility to contact Wellbeing if you need special requirements to be made or adjusted. If you leave it too late they may not be able to accommodate your needs in time for the examinations. Please see the following for more information on exam provisions and the relevant deadlines – Specific Provisions for Examinations


Further advice and information

Wellbeing (Mental Health Pathway): Web / 01392 72 4381 Wellbeing@exeter.ac.uk
AccessAbility: Web / 0300 555 0444, AccessAbility@exeter.ac.uk
Student Services Team
Student Information Desk Online – FAQs