Units in ABE qualifications are assessed either by an examination or an assignment. Our short awards operate on a six-week turnaround throughout the year.
Assessments for the rest of ABE's qualifications take place biannually in May/June and November/December, plus there is an additional assignments-only window in March. If you are studying for a longer ABE qualification, please ensure you are aware of all the deadlines for each assessment window:
How to book
To book an assessment you first need to be registered with us through an ABE centre.
New learners can register with ABE throughout the year, this will provide immediate access to all our study resources, however, if you wish to take an assessment in a particular session you need to observe the registration deadlines published below. Assessments can then be booked either by your ABE study centre on your behalf or directly with us when you feel ready. Information about how to do this is available on your country page here.
There is no limit to the number of assessments you can book, you can take as much or as little time as you need to achieve your qualification, but we do not recommend taking more than five units in any one session.
Don't forget to use the resources in the members' portal. These are designed to help you and, maybe, you will join our Top Paper Award winners (see Grades and Awards)! We wish you every success!
You can see our standard global assessment fees in the Study with Us section.
Results: Thursday 27 May 2021
Your results will be published on the portal.
Registration deadline: 26 March 2021 - new learners wishing to take May / June assessments must be registered by this date.
Assignment brief release date: 1 April 2021 - assignment briefs will be available on the portal from this date.
Booking deadline: 16 April 2021 - bookings and payment for all May/June assessments must be received by this date.
Open-book exam release date: 23rd April 2021 - question papers for open-book exams will be available on the portal from this date (please note, learners in Malawi will not be assessed by open-book exam).
Submission deadline: 21 May 2021 - all open-book exams and assignments must be submitted to your centre by this date.
MALAWI ONLY exam week: 7 June 2021.
Results day: 2 September 2021 - results will be published on the portal and shared with your centre.