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Assessments

Student ABE

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.  This will need to be kept active with an annual subscription. Assessments can then be booked either by your ABE study centre on your behalf or directly with us.  Information about how to do this is available on your country page here.   

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.  

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/December 2021

Assignment brief release date:  24 September 2021 - assignment briefs will be available on the portal from this date.

Registration deadline: 1 October 2021 - new learners wishing to take November/December assessments must be registered by this date.

Booking deadline: 8 October 2021 - bookings and payment for all November/December assessments must be received by this date.

Open-book exam release date: 15 October 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).

Learners' submission deadline: 16 November 2021 - all assignments and open-book exams must be submitted to your centre by this date.  Private learners only can submit directly to ABE at [email protected]

MALAWI ONLY exam week:  29 November 2021.

Results day: 3 March 2022 - results will be published on the learner's portal and shared with your centre.

March 2022 (assignments only)

Assignment bookings open:  14 January 2022 - start booking March assignments from this date.

Assignment brief release date:  21 January 2022 - assignment briefs will be available on the portal from this date.

Registration deadline: 28 January 2022 - new learners wishing to write March 2022 assignments must be registered with ABE by this date.

Booking deadline: 11 February 2022 - bookings and payment for all March assignments must be received by this date.

Learners' submission deadline: 11 March 2022 - all assignments must be submitted to your centre by this date.

Results day:  26 May 2022 - results for March 2022 assignments will be published on the portal.