Examination Procedures Review Service

Important Information about the Examination Procedures Review Service (EPRS)

CCEA Regulation has put in place arrangements for the Examination Procedures Review Service (EPRS).

The EPRS is open to candidates in Northern Ireland (NI) taking the following qualifications with CCEA Awarding Organisation and WJEC.

Awarding Organisation Qualification
  • GCE AS and A levels
  • GCSE
  • GCE AS and A levels

Candidates in NI taking WJEC Eduqas, AQA, OCR and Pearson qualifications must apply for the EPRS through Ofqual Ofqual - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).

Applications to the EPRS

Applications cannot be made to EPRS before the outcome of an appeal has been formally reported by the awarding organisation (AO) to the candidate.

Applications can be made to EPRS on the basis that the candidate believes the AO:

  1. failed to follow its own procedure (allowed on procedural grounds); and/or
  2. failed to secure the outcomes required by the regulations and conditions set out and published by CCEA Regulation (allowed on compliance grounds).

The EPRS will consider applications and determine whether, in relation to the application, CCEA Awarding Organisation/WJEC has followed its own procedures in the management of the candidate’s appeal and secured outcomes which reflect the GCoR and Qualification Level Conditions set and published by CCEA Regulation.

The EPRS process will consider cases that meet the EPRS criteria and examine the submitted evidence from the AO and centre, and reach a decision. Applications will be considered by members of the EPRS Regulation Review Panel. The application will be upheld or dismissed. Both the AO and centre will be informed of the decision.

CCEA Regulation will endeavour to complete the EPRS process within 6 weeks. If we need further time, we will contact the centre to explain the reasons for this.

How to apply for an EPRS

EPRS applications will only be accepted by CCEA Regulation from a centre on behalf of a candidate.

General Enquiries

General enquiries about EPRS should be emailed to [email protected].