Assessments | ABE UK


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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. If this is not viable in your country then you can self-study and register with us directly.

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.

November assessment session

Assignment brief release date: Monday 7 September 2020 - this is the date all assignment briefs will be published on the portal. 

Registration deadline: Friday 25 September 2020

If you are a new learner wishing to take assessments this session please ensure you are registered with ABE by the registration deadline.

Assessment booking deadline: Friday 2 October 2020 

Please ensure all bookings for this assessment window are received by this date.

Exam questions release date: Monday 12 October 2020 - this is the date all open-book exam questions will be published on the portal.

Exams will be in open-book format.  If you have questions about the open-book exam format you can download ourPDF icon info sheet here

Submission deadline: Tuesday 17 November 2020 - this is the deadline to supply open-book exam answers and assignments to your centre (or ABE if your centre is closed).  

Results:  Tuesday 2 March 2021

Your results will be published on the portal.

March 2021 (assignments only)

Assignment brief release date:  Friday 22 January 2021 - assignment briefs will be available on the portal from this date.

Registration deadline: 29 January 2021 - new learners wishing to submit assignments for assessment in March must be registered by this date.

Assessment booking deadline:  Friday 12 February 2021 - this is the last date that bookings and payment for March assignments can be received.

Submission deadline:  Friday 12 March 2021 - March assignments should be submitted to your centre by close of business on this date (or ABE if you are not studying through a centre).

Results:  Thursday 27 May 2021

Your results will be published on the portal.

May/June 2021

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.