Compliance and Malpractice online course

CCEA offer guidance and support in preventing malpractice in examinations and assessments.


Guidance for Candidates, Parents/Guardians & Centre Staff

These documents provide guidance and support to help prevent malpractice while delivering or taking CCEA qualifications. They explain what malpractice is and help everyone to stay within the rules for examinations, controlled assessment and coursework.

Please read the appropriate document depending on whether you are a candidate, parent/guardian or school staff. You should read this along with the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) advice and guidance documents, which are available at


A Guide to the Appeals Process 1.1 MB - uploaded 10-10-2019

Preventing Malpractice - Guidance for Examinations Officers  1 MB - uploaded 13-11-2019

Preventing Malpractice - Guidance for Candidates 1.2 MB - uploaded 26-03-2019

Preventing Malpractice - Guidance for Parents/Guardians 1.4 MB - uploaded 26-03-2019

Preventing Malpractice - Guidance for Centre Staff 826 KB - uploaded 11-11-2019

Preventing Malpractice - Guidance for Boards of Governors 1 MB - uploaded 10-10-2019

Preventing Malpractice - Guidance for Invigilators  775.3 KB - uploaded 10-10-2019

Preventing Malpractice - Guidance for SENCos 1 MB - uploaded 16-10-2019


Online Course

Online Course for Head of centres

As head of centre, you are responsible for making sure that your centre complies with the rules and regulations on examinations and assessments. This course aims to support your knowledge of Compliance and Malpractice to ensure good practice in your centre. It highlights some of the key areas you should consider to avoid non-compliance in your school.

This course will take approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete.

Compliance and Malpractice C2K Account Login

View the downloads below for C2K account login details.

This resource is available using your school C2K login. If you don’t have a school C2K account please email Edith Finlay at to find out how to access this resource.


Compliance and Malpractice - Course Outline 262.67 KB - uploaded 20-03-2019

Compliance and Malpractice - C2K account log in guide 357.45 KB - uploaded 20-03-2019




Within this section you will find links to the JCQ and CCEA regulations that must be adhered to when delivering CCEA qualifications.

General Regulations

Instructions for conducting examinations

Access Arrangements, Reasonable Adjustments and Special Consideration


Instructions for Conducting Controlled Assessments in CCEA GCSE Qualifications

Facilitating Access Arrangements

Facilitating Access Arrangements

These PowerPoints provide guidance on the role, rules and advice for persons appointed to facilitate an access arrangement. They can be used by centres to assist with training of Communication Professionals, Practical Assistants, Prompters, Readers and Scribes.

Communication Professional - The Role, Rules and Advice  525.9 KB - uploaded 10-12-2019

Practical Assistant - The Role, Rules and Advice  546.8 KB - uploaded 10-12-2019

Prompter - The Role, Rules and Advice 538.7 KB - uploaded 10-12-2019

Reader - The Role, Rules and Advice  534 KB - uploaded 10-12-2019

Scribe - The Role, Rules and Advice 529.2 KB - uploaded 10-12-2019