COVID-19 - Changes to QQI Assessments

The health and wellbeing of our learners and staff is LOETB’s main priority. Due to Further Education and Training (FET) Centres being closed in order to control the spread of COVID-19, changes will need to be made to some of the QQI assessments that were planned for the coming weeks and months. We have considered all aspects of this situation and have been working hard, in consultation with teaching staff and Centre Managers, to ensure that our learners are not disadvantaged, while at the same time preserving the academic integrity and standards of all awards offered by LOETB. 

After careful consideration, the following decisions have been made by LOETB in relation to QQI assessments:

  • Traditional written examinations and other face-to-face assessments scheduled for current FET courses will not take place.  
  • The written examinations will be replaced, where feasible, by alternative assessments, and in certain cases, by online exams.
  • Skills Demonstrations: Where possible, learners will be asked to submit recorded videos of skills being demonstrated at home. Where this is not possible or practicable, Skills Demonstrations will be replaced with written assessments.
  • Arrangements to facilitate the completion of Projects (or their replacement with alternative assessments) will be decided on a case-by-case basis.

These changes are designed to enable our learners to progress and complete their studies. Learning outcomes will be properly assessed - LOETB will ensure that the integrity and validity of the award process is assured in an equivalent manner to the original planned method of assessment.

Learners will be contacted by their Teacher/Tutor/Centre Manager over the coming days and weeks with details specific to each module on their programme of study. If you have any particular queries or concerns, please contact your Teacher / Tutor / Centre Manager or email

We wish you every success in your assessments. Stay safe!


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