Essential Skills Northern Ireland
Available from Entry Level 1 to 2, Edexcel Essential Skills Northern Ireland are the only basic skills qualifications offered in Northern Ireland. They can be taught as stand-alone qualifications or as a key component of other qualifications, including Apprenticeships.
Planned adaptations for Essential Skills Northern Ireland Qualifications awarding until 31 August 2021. The Minister for the Economy in Northern Ireland has advised that Essential Skills external assessments will be cancelled from 1 March 2021 until 31 August 2021. In their place will be a teacher judgement approach based upon suitable evidence.