Assessments

Student ABE

Each unit in an ABE qualification is 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 during  May/June and November/December, plus there is an additional assignments-only window in March.   

Click here for updated information regarding June 2020 COVID-19 arrangements.

How to book

To book an assessment you first need to be registered with us through an ABE centre. If this in not viable 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.   If your country is not listed then you can self-study and pay via WU GlobalPay 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 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 assessment fees in the Study with Us section.

June 2020 assessment session

Results:  Thursday 27 August 2020 (Malawi exam results will be later)

Malawi open-book results: Thursday 15 October 2020 (re-sit bookings for December will be accepted up to Friday 23 October 2020)

Results are published on the portal.

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 uploaded to the portal on 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.