Message Regarding Vocational Qualifications Examinations

Published: 06/01/2021, 11:45am

CCEA Regulation notes the communication by the Department of the Economy Minister on 5th January to facilitate learners taking vocational qualifications in January 2021.

Please read this statement from Economy Minister Diane Dodds on upcoming vocational qualification exams and assessments.

Learning centres, including further education colleges, schools and training providers, will be afforded discretion to determine whether it is appropriate for learners to sit the scheduled BTEC and other vocational examinations, taking into consideration a range of factors including health and safety and the personal circumstances of their learners.

CCEA Regulation is working with all affected Awarding Organisations on this matter.

Please note that Pearson have released the following statement on BTEC qualifications to all centres on 5th January.

Please note from this:

  1. Pearson will certificate any learner who is unable to take their exams and has enough evidence to receive a certificate that they need for progression.
  2. Learners unable to take their assessment this January may be able to take their assessment at a later date. If that is not possible, Pearson will put in place arrangements to ensure no learner is disadvantaged.
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