Assessments info for centres | ABE UK

Assessments info for centres

Each unit in an ABE qualification is assessed by a Timed Open-Book Exam (Timed OBE) or an assignment (see Our Assessment Methods)

Assessments for our Business Management-based portfolio take place twice a year (second quarter and final quarter), plus there is an additional assignments-only window in March.  There are a series of deadlines for these assessment sessions and accredited centres are supported by regular reminders to ensure there is plenty of time to prepare. New learners can be registered throughout the year but there are closing deadlines if they wish to take assessments in a particular session and existing learners need an active membership in order to book.

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

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

March 2022 (assignments only)

Results day:  26 May 2022 - results will be published on the learner's portal and shared with your centre.

May 2022 assessments

Assessment bookings open: 18 March 2022 - start booking assessments from this date.

Registration deadline: 25 March  2022 - new learners wishing to take May 22 assessments must be registered with ABE by this date.

Assignment brief release date:  25 March 2022 - assignment briefs will be available on the portal from this date.

Booking deadline: 7 April 2022 - bookings and payment for all May assessments must be received by this date.

Timed OBE release date:  29 April 2022 - Timed OBE question papers will be available on the portal from this date.

Learners' submission deadline:  20 May 2022 - all your learners must submit their assessments to your centre by this date.

Centres submission deadline: 27 May 2022 - all assessments must be submitted to ABE by this date.

Results:  1 September 2022

November 2022 assessments

Assessment bookings open: 12 September 2022 - start booking assessments from this date.

Assignment brief release date: 19 September 2022 - assignment briefs will be available on the portal from this date.

Registration deadline: 30 September 2022 - new learners wishing to take November assessments must be registered with ABE by this date.

Booking deadline: 7 October 2022 - bookings and payment for all November assessments must be received by this date.

Timed OBE release date:  24 October 2022 - Timed OBE question papers will be available on the portal from this date.

Learners' submission deadline:  14 November 2022 - all assessments must be submitted to your centre by this date.

Centres' submission deadline: 21 November 2022 - your centre must submit all assessments to ABE by this date.

Results:  28 February 2023