Choosing Qualifications

In our Key Stage 4 section you’ll find information on all CCEA subjects available as Entry Level and GCSE qualifications, as well as our vocational qualifications at Levels 1 and 2.In the Post-16 section you can read about our GCE A levels and vocational qualifications at Level 3.

We recognise that qualifications are an essential part of learners’ successful journey from education and training into further study and employment, as well as success in life, benefitting the whole of Northern Ireland society.

Justin Edwards
CCEA Chief Executive - quote from our 2018–2019 Annual Report

Student Guides

Most schools in Northern Ireland choose to offer our qualifications. If your school is offering CCEA qualifications at GCSE or A level, our student guides can help you decide which subjects to choose.

The Entitlement Framework

Every pupil in every mainstream post-primary school at Key Stage 4 (Year 11 and 12) and Post-16 (Year 13 and 14) needs to be able to choose from a wide range of courses across all Areas of Learning. This is part of the Entitlement Framework. More information, including a leaflet called Your Child’s Choice, is available on the Department of Education website.