27 April 2020

Ofqual is seeking views on the exceptional arrangements they have set out for awarding vocational and technical qualifications, and general qualifications (other than GCSEs, AS and A levels).

Ofqual is now proposing plans for awarding vocational and technical qualifications (VTQs) and general qualifications (other than GCSEs, AS and A levels) in 2020 to:

  • provide a temporary extraordinary regulatory framework for qualifications that sets out how an awarding organisation (AO) should calculate results or adapt or delay assessments
  • allow AOs to provide clarity to schools, colleges and training providers about what evidence they should gather and consider, and what evidence they will submit, where required to calculate a grade
  • allow AOs to make clear which learners should receive a calculated result (and how it will be awarded), or be required to complete an assessment
  • enable AOs to access, adapt, or build the systems needed to issue results this summer and adapt assessments where this is necessary

Further information can be found below:

Ofqual consultation on awarding vocational and technical qualifications in summer 2020

A link to the consultation which closes on 5th May 2020 can be found HERE