CCEA responds to the Minister for the Economy’s announcement on vocational qualifications
We welcome the Minister’s announcement on vocational qualifications. CCEA Regulation will now work with the Department for the Economy, the Department of Education and the broad group of awarding organisations to implement the minister’s wishes.
The complexity of the vocational landscape means that the qualifications have been categorised into three broad groupings to allow the optimum approach to awarding grades within each group. Above all else, our aim is to ensure that the grades awarded are a fair reflection of each student’s work and attainment, which will enable them to progress to further education, training or employment.
We fully understand that our vocational learners urgently need clarity and we will work quickly to finalise the approaches. Once available, the information will be issued to schools and colleges and on this website.