Compliance & Malpractice

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

Guidance for Candidates, Parents/Guardians and 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

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.

Regulations for delivering CCEA qualifications

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