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External Assessment Schedule

Updated 10/06/2021

Vocational Contingency Regulatory Framework (VCRF)

In line with regulatory requirements, a number of AIM qualifications now include adapted assessments in the 2020-21 academic year. Any qualifications that include ‘VCRF’ in the title have adapted assessments. Detailed information on these adaptations can be found in the guidance document linked to the appendices within the relevant qualification handbook. Please see below for important dates.

Scheduling

All schedules must be submitted using the AIM portal by the dates specified. All schedules are then confirmed via email with your named contact.

Results released

All results are released via email to the named contact. Our post-examination period is for 25 working days.

Online on-demand multiple choice examinations

Online on-demand assessments can be taken at any point throughout the year.
To book learners onto the assessment, centres must schedule the intended date and time of your online assessment through the AIM portal at least 48 hours before the intended date.

A copy of the schedule below can be downloaded (PDF)
 

Counselling
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling *VCRF
  Window 1: 11 January – 8 February 2021 Window 2: 3 May – 31 May 2021
Qualification / Component Schedule by Results issued  Schedule  by Results issued


Introduction to Counselling Theory
(Y/617/4264)

Current - first date for learner registration 01/08/2019

24 November 2020 7 May 2021 
See guidance document linked to the appendices within the relevant qualification handbook.
15 March 2021 N/A – centre assessed 
See guidance document linked to the appendices within the relevant qualification handbook.


Skills Acquisition and Practice
(J/506/3040)

Expiring - last date for learner registration 31/07/2019
 

24 November 2020 7 May 2021 
See guidance document linked to the appendices within the relevant qualification handbook.

 
15 March 2021 N/A – centre assessed 
See guidance document linked to the appendices within the relevant qualification handbook.

 
 
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling *VCRF
  Window 1: 11 January – 8 February 2021 Window 2: 3 May – 31 May 2021
Qualification / Component Schedule by Results issued  Schedule  by Results issued


Counselling Theory
(K/617/4240)

Current - first date for learner registration 01/08/2019

24 November 2020 7 May 2021 
See guidance document linked to the appendices within the relevant qualification handbook.
15 March 2021 N/A – centre assessed 
See guidance document linked to the appendices within the relevant qualification handbook.


Counselling Theory
(KF/506/3035)

Expiring - last date for learner registration 31/07/2019

24 November 2020 7 May 2021
See guidance document linked to the appendices within the relevant qualification handbook.
15 March 2021 N/A – centre assessed 
See guidance document linked to the appendices within the relevant qualification handbook.
 
Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Practice *VCRF
  Window 1: 11 January – 8 February 2021 Window 2: 1 June - 29 June 2021
Qualification / Component Schedule by Results issued  Schedule  by Results issued


A Chosen Approach
(T/617/4242)

Current - first date for learner registration 01/08/2019

24 November 2020 24 March 2021 27 April 2021 12 August 2021


Embarking on Practice
(Y/506/3053)

Expiring - last date for learner registration 31/12/2019

24 November 2020 24 March 2021 27 April 2021 12 August 2021
 
Counselling – log of counselling practice
 Assessment Submission deadline Claims awarded by
 Log of counselling practice 31 August 2021 12 October 2021
 
Counselling – externally marked coursework
  Submission deadline 1: 8 February 2021 Submission deadline 2: 29 June 2021
 Assessment Schedule
by
Results issued  Schedule
  by
Results issued
 Study of Supervised Practice 24 November 2020 24 March 2021 27 April 2021 12 August 2021
 Research Proposal 24 November 2020 24 March 2021 27 April 2021 12 August 2021
 Dissertation 24 November 2020 24 March 2021 27 April 2021 12 August 2021

 

Games, Animation and VFX Qualifications
Level 3 Diploma in Games, Animation and VFX Skills *VCRF
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Games, Animation and VFX Skills *VCRF
  Examination   Exam date &
time
Schedule
by
Results
 Core Principles Resit 20 September 2021
10am
30 August 2021 27 October 2021
 Case Study Resit 20 September 2021
2pm
30 August 2021 27 October 2021