Latest CCEA news
The Minister of Education has announced today that Mr Tommy O’Reilly has been appointed the new Chairperson for CCEA Council, following a successful public appointments process.
Ofqual has announced its direction for awarding organisations offering vocational qualifications. This is important for NI learners taking vocational qualifications with English awarding organisations, as the direction will also apply to Northern Ireland. It is important that there is alignment with the arrangements for awarding vocational qualifications as this protects comparability and portability of qualifications taken by learners in Northern Ireland.
Young Enterprise recently launched a free Financial Capability textbook for Key Stage 4 (post-primary Years 11 and 12) students, which is now available for download.
After 6 years in post, CEO Justin Edwards, announces he will be leaving CCEA to pursue a new opportunity. Mr Edwards will remain in post until 30 April 2021. Alongside his established senior management team, he is fully committed to the implementation of the Minister’s decisions in relation to awarding examinations and CCEA’s wider programme of work.
The Education Minister has set out today how the alternative awarding arrangements for summer 2021 CCEA qualifications will operate.
Engaging with young learners as they study from home has been the focus of CCEA’s January issue of the Primary eNewsletter. Featuring latest news, guidance and resources that support home and /or blended learning, this eNewsletter is full of useful and relevant materials to support Primary teachers as they work within the NI Curriculum.