Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment
CCEA Curriculum Monitoring Programme 2018-19

New Entry Level Occupational Studies qualification

This new qualifications includes a wide range of units related to the world of work.

Many of these areas are from Level 1 and 2 Occupational Studies with some new areas developed also. The units will be available at Entry 1, 2 and 3 and the qualification is aimed at learners who are working below Levels 1 and 2.

Our aim is to deliver a new Entry Level Occupational Studies qualification which:

  • Facilitates learning in a practical situation;
  • Motivates learners;
  • Develops employability skills;
  • Prepares learners for work and adult life; and
  • Provides progression to higher learning.

These qualifications will provide learners with the opportunity to gain certification at unit level. They can also combine units at various levels to contribute to an overall qualification.

These are pass/fail qualifications with no external examinations.