Qualifications Administration Handbook

The purpose of this Qualifications Administration Handbook is to assist Examinations Officers and teachers with the administration of CCEA assessments and examinations.

This Handbook should be read in conjunction with the JCQ guidance and is governed by the GCSE, and GCE Code of Practice.

The qualifications included in this Guide are:

  • AS, Advanced and Double Award GCE (including Applied GCE);
  • GCSE (including Applied GCSE);
  • Key Skills;
  • Vocational Qualifications, Occupational Studies and CoPE
  • OLA;
  • QCF Modern Languages

CCEA will notify centres of any amendments to the Qualifications Administration Handbook in a circular or Notice to centres.

If you have any particular view or perhaps a suggestion for how the documents can be improved, please do not hesitate to contact Centre Support, Clarendon Dock on (028) 9026 1293 or by e-mail at centresupport@ccea.org.uk.

Below you will find PDF versions of the different handbook sections for printing / downloading:


Appeals Procedure
206.13 KB - uploaded 30-08-2018
Applications for an Appeal
1.19 MB - uploaded 03-09-2018
Calendar of Events for Academic Year 2018/19
48.93 KB - uploaded 28-02-2019
Charges 2018/19
116.81 KB - uploaded 01-11-2018
Charges Notes 2018/19
311.88 KB - uploaded 31-08-2018
162.25 KB - uploaded 30-08-2018
Early Release and Estimated Entry Booklet
938.51 KB - uploaded 30-08-2018
EO Diary (Form)
1.11 MB - uploaded 30-08-2018
Modular GCSE - Unit Weightings 2018/19
134.85 KB - uploaded 17-10-2018
Specification and Entry Codes (GCE & GCSE)
1.53 MB - uploaded 01-11-2018