CCEA provides a wide variety of qualifications, including GCSEs, including the latest GCSE Double Award requirements for vocational subjects, GCE A and AS levels, Entry Level Qualifications, Keyskills, Critical Skills, and Modern Languages Graded Objectives. CCEA (among other UK assessment boards, i.e. Edexcel, AQA, OCR and WJEC) continually redevelops syllabi for GCSEs and GCE A Levels due to the Conservative Party's educational reforms under Prime Minister David Cameron.
The key goods and services of CCEA are to follow the criteria specified in the Education (NI) Order Accordingly, the roles and functions of CCEA are to:
Keep all aspects of the curriculum, assessments and evaluations of grant-aided schools and colleges of further education under constant scrutiny and to hold statutory consultations on legislative proposals;
Advising the Ministry of Education (NI) or the Ministry of Education on matters relating to curricula, tests, exams and external qualifications and the accreditation and acceptance of qualifications;
Conducting and moderating feedback and ratings, keeping expectations in line with the rest of the UK;
Publication and dissemination of curriculum, evaluation and review information;
Developing and developing materials for teaching support for use in schools and other schools;
Conduct research and development into curricula, tests, reviews, digital media and worlds of software/hardware.