Open consultations

  • Consultation on Sector Subject Area 6 title change

    The Sector Subject Area (SSA) classification system is used to classify qualifications into sectors or subject areas. It is owned by Ofqual and used widely across the education and skills system. Ofqual and the Department for Education (DfE) have been undertaking a review of this classification system to ensure that it remains fit for purpose for future and emerging skills. Ofqual and DfE therefore issued a joint call for evidence earlier in the year to understand how the... More
    Closes 29 January 2024
  • Survey on Draft Non-Statutory Guidance on Assigning Sector Subject Areas (SSAs)

    Background In December 2022, the Department for Education (DfE) published a call for evidence as part of the joint review of the Sector Subject Area (SSA) classification system. The call for evidence sought to understand who uses the classification system, how they use it, and how far it meets their needs. Ofqual also published a survey for awarding organisations to try to understand if they faced any specific challenges in using the SSA classification system and how they assigned SSAs... More
    Closes 29 January 2024
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