Assessments info for centres | ABE UK

Assessments info for centres

Each unit in an ABE qualification is assessed by an examination (open book or timed) or an assignment. 

Assessments for our Business Management-based portfolio take place twice a year (May/June and November/December), 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 open-book exam answers must be received by the deadline.  We will not accept late submissions except under very exceptional circumstances, at the discretion of ABE, in which case there will be an additional charge to cover our incurred costs.

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.

Centres' submission date:  23 November 2021 - all assignments and open-book exams must be submitted to ABE by this date.

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.

Centres' submission deadline: 18 March 2022 - all assignments must be submitted to ABE by this date.

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