Assessments info for centres

Each unit in an ABE qualification is assessed by an examination or an assignment.  Assessments for our Business Management-based portfolio take place during December and June, plus there is an additional assignments-only window in March.   There are a series of deadlines for each assessment session and accredited centres are supported by regular reminders to ensure there is plenty of time to prepare. Examinations are a three-hour duration and, generally, hosted in-centre. New learners can be registered throughout the year but there are closing deadlines if they wish to take assessments in a particular session.

ABE's shorter Awards are assessed by assignment and operate on a rolling six week turn around from submission.

Please note:  assignments must be received by the assignment deadline.  We will not accept late assignments except under very exceptional circumstances, at the discretion of ABE, in which case there will be an additional charge to cover our incurred costs.

December 2019 Assessment Session

Submission deadline: 26 November 2019 ( must be sent to ABE by this date via accredited centres)

Exams:

Exams commence: 3 December 2019:

Results:  25 February 2020 - results will be published in the member's portals - and via email to centres

March 2020 Assessment Session (assignments only)

Registration deadline: Friday 31 January 2020

New learners wishing to submit assignments for March assessment must be 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: Friday 20 March 2020 - this is your centre’s deadline to supply all its learner assignments to ABE.  

Results:  Thursday 28 May 2020

Results will be published in the portal.

June 2020 assessment session

Registration deadline: Friday 27 March 2020

New learners wishing to take assessments in June must be 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: Tuesday 2 June 2020 - this is your centre’s deadline to supply all its learner assignments to ABE.  

Exams

Exams will run for four days from Tuesday 9 June 2020

Results:  Thursday 27 August 2020

Results will be published in the portal.

December 2020 assessment session

Registration deadline: Friday 25 September 2020

New learners wishing to take assessments in December must be registered with ABE by this date.

Assessment booking window:

Bookings open: Monday 14 September 2020

Bookings close: Friday 9 October 2020

Assignments:

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

Assignment submission deadline: Tuesday 24 November 2020 - this is your centre’s deadline to supply all its learner assignments to ABE. 

Exams:

Exams will run for four days from Tuesday 1 December 2020

Results:  Tuesday 23 February 2021

Results will be published in the portal.