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  June and November/December, plus there is an additional assignments-only window in March.   

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. 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.

After booking

Upon receipt of your booking form and payment it can take up to 5 working days to process. Once processed you will receive a notification slip via email.

If you do not receive a notification slip or the information received is not correct please email us

December 2019 Assessment Session

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Assignment submission deadline: 26 November 2019 – this is your centre’s deadline to supply all its learner assignments to ABE.  Your college will require your assignment before this date to ensure they have sufficient time to smoothly administer the submission process.

December exams commence: 3 December 2019

Your results:  25 February 2020

March 2020 Assessment Session (assignments only)

Registration deadline: Friday 31 January 2020

If you are a new learner wishing to submit assignments for March assessment please ensure you are registered with ABE by this date.

Assessment booking window:

Bookings open: Friday 17 January 2020

Bookings close: Friday 14 February 2020

Assignments:

March 2020 assignment briefs loaded onto the portal: Friday 24 January 2020

Assignment submission deadline for centres: Friday 20 March 2020 - this is your centre’s deadline to supply all its learner assignments to ABE.  Your college will require your assignment before this date to ensure they have sufficient time to smoothly administer the submission process.

Results:  Thursday 28 May 2020

Your results will be published in the portal.

June 2020 assessment session

Registration deadline: Friday 27 March 2020

If you are a new learner wishing to take assessments in June please ensure you are registered with ABE by this date.

Assessment booking window:

Bookings open: Friday 20 March 2020

Bookings close: Friday 17 April 2020

Assignments:

June 2020 assignment briefs loaded onto the portal: Friday 3 April 2020

Assignment submission deadline for centres: Tuesday 2 June 2020 - this is your centre’s deadline to supply all its learner assignments to ABE.  Your college will require your assignment before this date to ensure they have sufficient time to smoothly administer the submission process.

Exams

Exams will run for five days from Monday 8 June 2020

Results:  Thursday 27 August 2020

Your results will be published in the portal.

November/December assessment session

Registration deadline: Friday 25 September 2020

If you are a new learner wishing to take assessments in December please ensure you are registered with ABE by this date.

Assessment booking window:

Bookings open: Monday 14 September 2020

Bookings close: Friday 9 October 2020

Assignments:

November 2020 assignment briefs loaded onto the portal: Friday 25 September 2020

Assignment submission deadline for centres: Tuesday 24 November 2020 - this is your centre’s deadline to supply all its learner assignments to ABE.  Your college will require your assignment before this date to ensure they have sufficient time to smoothly administer the submission process.

Exams

Exams will run for five days from Monday 30 November 2020

Results:  Tuesday 23 February 2021

Your results will be published in the portal.