Summer 22 assessment series: pre-release information

Easter 2022 falls on Sunday 17 April, and Easter holiday dates are staggered across the country. For some providers this starts as early as Monday 4 April and runs as late as Friday 22 April for others.

Whilst no timetabled external assessments fall during this period, there are some assessments which begin shortly after the Easter holiday which require a pre-release of material for students to work on in advance of the timetabled assessment starting. In these instances, the current release schedule would see material shared with providers during their Easter holiday.

Where this is the case in the Summer 2022 series, we will bring forward the date of sharing pre-release material, including guidance to ensure all providers receive this before the Easter break, and ensure students have the most appropriate opportunity to prepare before the assessments begin.

The assessments affected are below, including the updated date for sharing pre-release materials with students. Note that in all cases tutor guidance documents will be shared at least 2 weeks before first assessments, and 1 week before stated pre-release dates. 

Qualification 

Assessment Component 

Date of Pre-Release 

Pre-release guidance 

Education and Childcare (603/5829/4) 

ESP 

Friday 01 April 2022 

Pre-release materials should be shared with students at least 3 weeks before the start of assessment, and tutors should check the students' pre-release work at least 1 week before assessment. 

The ESP assessment window opens on 03 May 2022. Students may use the Easter break to conduct the pre-release research task. Providers can share the preliminary material with students at any point from 01 April onwards. 

Education and Childcare (603/5829/4) 

EYE OS, Assignment 1 

Friday 01 April 2022 

The assessment window opens on Monday 25 April 2022, with previous guidance that students must receive the preliminary materials no earlier than 1 week prior to this date.  

 

However, given the timing of Easter, providers can share the preliminary material with students at any point from 01 April onwards.  

Education and Childcare (603/5829/4) 

AT OS, Assignment 1 

Friday 01 April 2022 

The assessment window opens on Monday 25 April 2022, with previous guidance that students must receive the preliminary materials no earlier than 1 week prior to this date.  

 

However, given the timing of Easter holiday, providers can share the preliminary material with students at any point from 01 April onwards.  

Digital Business Services (603/6902/4) 

ESP 

Friday 01 April 2022 

The pre-release task should be given to students so that they can complete it and have it checked by tutors at least 1 week before the assessment begins. 

The ESP assessment window opens on 09 May 2022, Students may use the Easter break to conduct the pre-release task. Providers can share the pre-release task with students at any point from 01 April onwards. 

 

For all assessments above, the pre-release material will be shared electronically, and can be shared with students once received, in line with guidance above. Students can work on the pre-release material throughout the Easter holiday in advance of the assessment starting, but providers must still ensure they meet the requirements of submission for tutor review where required.

For the below qualifications students do not receive a pre-release task before the assessment window opens but materials will be released early to support providers with planning and preparation.

Qualification 

Assessment Component 

Date of Release to Providers 

Pre-release guidance 

Digital Support Services (603/6901/2) 

ESP 

Monday 25 April 2022 

The assessment begins on 09 May 2022. This component does not have a formal pre-release task; however, providers need access to the assessment material early for system configuration before students begin the assessment.  

Health (603/7066/X) 

ESP 

Wednesday 27 April 2022 

The assessment begins on 09 May 2022. The materials can be accessed by the provider 7 working days before the assessment window opens to support planning and preparation, allowing time to review the assessment requirements and guidance.  

 

Students are required to complete a pre-release research activity. This activity takes place within the 2 week assessment window. Students have 2 hours, under supervised conditions, to select and research one of the briefs. This must take place before the students are given the external assessment tasks, but within the 2 week assessment window. As per the tutor guidance document, this activity is classed as 2 hours preparation time, and is not included within the 14 hours 30 minutes allowed for the external assessment tasks. 

No further changes are planned, however if you have any queries, please contact [email protected]