CCEA Regulation statement on the cancellation of Essential Skills assessments and examinations for Vocational Qualifications used for progression
On 22 January 2021, the Economy Minister announced the cancellation of Essential Skills assessments and examinations for vocational qualifications used for progression until August 2021.
You can view the full announcement here - Minister Diane Dodds announces cancellation of vocational and Essential Skills exams.
CCEA Regulation will ensure awarding organisations put in place suitable alternative awarding arrangements that are reflective of this year’s particular circumstances. CCEA Regulation will work with the other regulators to ensure that clarity on the alternative arrangements is provided by the awarding organisations to centres as soon as possible in March 2021. For Essential Skills and other NI only qualifications, clarity on the alternative arrangements will be available by the end of February 2021.