Adaptations to CCEA Vocationally related Qualifications for January and Summer 2021

Published: 26/11/2020, 1:45pm

The Department of Education has approved a range of alternative adaptations, proposed by CCEA, for Vocationally Related Qualifications (VRQs) in January and Summer 2021.

The changes will reduce the number of assessments students are required to submit, therefore easing the assessment burden. This means that where applicable, a range of adaptations will be applied to address concerns about public health

Details of the adaptations for each qualification are noted below. Further information is also available on the subject pages.

Students will be expected to complete the full qualification, and centres should submit marks/levels for each unit contributing to the overall qualification; however, CCEA will accept a reduction in the number of units to be submitted by students for moderation, up to a maximum of 50% of the qualification.

Following the Minister of Education’s communication, we have been working to finalise our support package to centres. This includes:

  • A summary document which covers assessment arrangements for Vocationally Related Qualifications in January and Summer 2021.
  • Subject-specific addendums which sit alongside each individual specification.
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