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Extensions are not given automatically; you need to apply for an extension to International Culinary Studio via the Learner Management System.

There are 4 types of extensions:

Type of extension Reason Criteria
Short term extension Complete industry placement or Portfolio of evidence Must have completed up to Module 13
Other extension

Specific circumstances


Must apply 7 days before course end date

Maximum period of extension up to 8 weeks

Assessment extension

Exceptional situations


Maximum period of extension 2 weeks
Attendance at an exam Unable to attend an examination Must notify International Culinary Studio at least 2 hours prior to the start of the exam

Reasons for extensions:

  • Medical
  • Bereavement
  • Trauma

Extension approvals are entirely discretionary.

Applications must include supporting documentation.

If a student fails to submit their assignment by the close of the extension period, they could be at risk of being withdrawn from their programme of study.

To find out more or apply for an extension please click here.