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


Assessment for Substance Misuse Awareness at Levels 1 and 2 is portfolio based.

Learners produce a portfolio of evidence that shows how they meet all the assessment criteria for each unit:

  • one mandatory unit at Level 1; or
  • three mandatory units plus one optional unit at Level 2.

Each portfolio should contain the candidate’s own work. It might also include, for example, testimonials from work, colleagues, teachers, tutors and assessors. The candidate and tutor/assessor must fully complete the Portfolio Tracking Booklet.

Centre assessors or course tutors assess the portfolios, and we carry out external moderation. There is no examination or test.

These qualifications are available for assessment twice a year, in the summer and winter series. Entry dates are in October for January moderation and February for June moderation. For details, see the Qualifications Administration Handbook on this website.