Qualifications provision for 14-19 year olds with Special Educational Needs

The Department of Education (DE) is particularly keen to ensure that all 14-19 learners have an opportunity to engage with the Entitlement Framework. To this end CCEA in its advisory role has been commissioned to undertake a project to look at suitable qualification provision and recognition for learners with special educational needs (SEN) aged 14-19. This 2 year project will commence in September 2011 with participating schools designing appropriate learning programmes using regulated qualifications at Entry Level and Level 1.

Useful Links

Special Educational Needs ConferenceTue, 07 June 2011

Project aim and objectives


  • to assess the suitability of QCF qualifications provision in supporting access to qualifications for SEN learners aged 14-19


  • Establish how effective QCF ‘learning programmes’ would be in certifying the achievements of SEN learners
  • Promote joint DE/DEL statement of ensuring a co-ordinated programme of provision for 14-19 year olds
  • Make recommendations to DE on additional requirements/support required

Information leafletPDF 1.19MB

Learning Programme Q&As (November 2012)PDF 43kb

To find out more about this work and to get involved please contact Lisa McMahon on 02890 261200 ext.2137 lmcmahon@ccea.org.uk or Terri McComiskey on 02890 261200 ext. 2192 tmccomiskey@ccea.org.uk