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Northern Ireland and Eire Exam Centres[]



Tutors and Exams is now open in Belfast. 2nd Floor, 115-119 Royal Avenue, Belfast, BT1 1FF - 024 7622 1008 - email: belfast@tutorsandexams.uk

Education Authority Exam Centre Westcourt Centre, 30 Barrack St, Belfast,T12 4AJ. Plans to offer CCEA, Pearson, AQA but not CIE. It is unclear when this may become functional. No real support was offered during the 2020 and 2021 exam cancellations.

We were promised ‘guidance’ on the subject in September 2021 but an email on the 15th of November said "At present the EA is working to resolve a number of issues in relation to being an examination centre and whilst we hope to resolve these soon, we are aware that you have waited since the start of term for an update from us. Therefore in order not to delay your planning and preparation, or cause any undue anxiety, we wanted to make you aware of our ongoing delay in order to allow you to make alternative arrangements should you wish to do so." which does not look promising.

Conway Education Centre closed as an exam centre - keep an eye on their website as they lobby for one to be set up.


Kilskeery Independent Christian School will accept private candidates. A CCEA, Cambridge and OCR exam centre. It has not been offering OCR during 2020, 2021. It charges an administration fee on top of the exam entrance fee. Contact the Head Teacher

Apply end of January/ Early February for June exams, they are willing to discuss access arrangements and seem open to the idea as long as they can comply with all requirements, they have worked with one private candidate to gather evidence for a grade (CIE) during Covid-related cancellations.


Holy Trinity College, Cookstown will accept private candidates. CCEA exam centre.


Brownlow Integrated College Tullygally Rd, BT65 5BS Craigavon. Kieran McKernan, Examinations Officer Tel 028 3834 2121, *update - NO LONGER ACCEPTING EXTERNAL CANDIDATES FOR ANY BOARD*


The Free Presbyterian School will accept private candidates. It is a CCEA centre and is currently applying to be an  Edexcel centre for IGCSEs. *Update - AFTER REVIEW THIS CENTRE HAS DECIDED NOT TO ACCEPT EXTERNAL CANDIDATES ANY MORE*



North East College[]

- tell us they accept private candidates for Edexel and use this form. *They do accept external candidates, but they are not easy to contact and do not process results promptly, which is especially problematic for A Level qualifications)*

Northeast college, Dunlin street, Aston village, Drogheda, County Louth

Contact - [[1]][2]

+353 419842740 |+353 831458387


[The Tutorial Centre in Dublin has now closed down. ]