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Council for the Curriculum Examinations and Assessment

Established to conduct and moderate examinations and assessments, maintain standards, and advise on curriculum development in Northern Ireland.

Examinations Appeal Board

Independent board to which schools, colleges or candidates can appeal over examination results. Outlines the appeal process and provides FAQ and annual reports.

Joint Council for Qualifications

Council comprising the seven largest examination boards in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland, providing a single point of contact for UK examination results, administrative arrangements and regulation. Includes FAQ and related documentation.

National Database of Accredited Qualifications

Contains details of qualifications that are accredited by the regulators of external qualifications in England (Ofqual), Wales (DCELLS) and Northern Ireland (CCEA).

QCA: The Diploma

Provides guidance on curriculum development for the new Diploma qualification, plus resources, policies and timelines.

Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework

Aims to help employers, learners and the general public to understand the full range of Scottish qualifications and how those qualifications relate to each other.

Scottish Qualifications Authority

National body in Scotland responsible for the development, accreditation, assessment and certification of qualifications other than degrees.


National agency responsible for providing expert opinion on vocational, academic and professional skills and qualifications from non UK countries. Features an online qualifications comparison plus advice for those seeking to come to the UK.

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