2020 Regulation News
CCEA Regulation has been working with other UK regulators on further flexibilities around adaptations in vocational qualifications for 2020-2021, and welcomes the announcement by Ofqual on 3 December.
Today Ofqual has published the Extended Extraordinary Regulatory Framework (EERF) for vocational qualifications for 2020-21. CCEA Regulation is aligning to this framework for regulation of assessment and awarding arrangements for vocational qualifications for 2020-21, in addition to the CCEA Regulation General Conditions of Recognition.
We previously carried out a joint consultation with Qualifications Wales and Ofqual on a number of changes to our respective General Conditions of Recognition (GCoR). We announced our decisions on 20 February 2020 and confirmed that the majority of changes would come into effect on 1 October 2020.
This summer has been extraordinary for everyone involved in awarding vocational and technical qualifications. It has been an anxious time for learners and has involved a huge amount of hard work for centres and awarding organisations (AOs). Everyone in the sector has worked collaboratively to issue valid and reliable VQ results to learners in order for them to progress onto the next stage of their education or into work. It is a significant achievement that many certificates were issued for many different qualifications.
Following Ofqual’s initial consultation on the approach to delivery and assessment of qualifications for 2020-21, a follow up consultation has been launched on the 7th September including seeking views on statutory guidance on adaptation to assessment.
CCEA Regulation has been working with awarding organisations on arrangements for the issue of results for ESQs for NI learners this summer.
Due to the Minister’s announcement on Monday 17 August, some material in this section will change. We will work to update as soon as possible. CCEA Regulation has today, Tuesday 23 June 2020, published its key decisions regarding the principles upon which an alternative appeals process for the Summer 2020 GCSE, AS and A Level qualifications should be developed by CCEA awarding organisation (AO). Decisions taken were informed by the outcomes and analysis of a recent two week public consultation on the issue.
CCEA Regulation have today, posted the key dates for centres to submit centre assessed grades for VTQs to awarding organisations. Full information is available in the document below.
CCEA Regulation has been working alongside Ofqual to develop the regulatory framework for all vocational and technical qualifications in scope for extraordinary awarding arrangements in summer 2020.
During the last fortnight, CCEA Regulation has been seeking feedback from a range of respondents for the consultation on the appeals process for summer 2020 awarding of GCSE, AS and A level qualifications.
CCEA Regulation is working alongside Ofqual during the current COVID-19 crisis to ensure that as many learners as possible receive qualifications which they would have completed during the affected period.
CCEA Regulation’s public consultation on the development of an alternative appeals process for the Summer 2020 awarding of GCSE, AS and A Level qualifications is fast approaching its closing date.