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  • VTQ Standards - Ways of working (Portfolio Management)

    During the Standards Team Away day we discussed implementing a new approach to portfolio managment. To help shape this new approach, we want to understand more about what colleagues consider to be the good bits of portfolio management as well as the challenges. We have provided example approaches for comment and welcome your thoughts. More
    Closed 10 December 2021
  • VTQ Awarding Organisation (AO) and End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) Approaches to Reasonable Adjustments and Special Consideration

    You may be aware that we recently proposed a new data collection for Reasonable Adjustments and Special Consideration. We asked a sample of Awarding Organisations for their comments on the proposal. The feedback showed a variety of different approaches being used and inconsistencies in how Awarding Organisations collect this data. The data collection has been postponed. We wish to understand more about how VTQ Awarding Organisations (AOs) and End Point Assessment Organisations... More
    Closed 15 October 2021
  • Contingency arrangements: GCSE, AS, A level, Project and AEA qualifications in 2022

    The government is firmly committed to GCSE, AS and A level exams going ahead in England in academic year 2021 to 2022, with adaptations to take account of the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the education of the students due to sit those exams. This consulation, which has been prepared jointly by the Department for Education and Ofqual, invites your views on proposed contingency arrangements for the unlikely event that exams are not able to go ahead as planned. ... More
    Closed 13 October 2021
  • VTQ Directorate Temperature Check Survey (August-21)

    The VTQ senior leadership team has been working with teams across the directorate to address the issues that were raised in the Civil Service People Survey last year. This survey is a ‘temperature check’ to see how our people are feeling now about working in the VTQ directorate, and where we might need to focus attention going forward. Please share your honest views about what has changed (or not) and how things could be better. More
    Closed 18 August 2021
  • EPAO Recognition Evidence and Resources Toolkit webinar survey

    We would love to hear your feedback on the EPAO Recognition Evidence and Resources Toolkit webinar held recently and would be grateful if you could answer a couple of questions (on the next page). More
    Closed 31 July 2021
  • ​Arrangements for the assessment and awarding of Vocational and Technical Qualifications and Other General Qualifications in 2021 to 2022​

    Please find below the link to access the consultation questions In this joint consultation we set out the arrangements for assessing and awarding VTQs and other general qualifications in the academic year 2021 to 2022. These proposals are made in the context of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which has resulted in disruption to education during the current (2020 to 2021) and previous (2019 to 2020) academic years. We are consulting seperately on the arrangements for GCSEs, AS and... More
    Closed 26 July 2021
  • Terms of Reference for EPRS in summer 2021

    Proposed revisions to the way the Exam Procedures Review Service will operate for qualifications awarded in summer 2021 Proposals at a glance The Exam Procedures Review Service (EPRS) is an Ofqual process to consider whether an awarding organisation has followed its own processes, and secured the outcomes required by its conditions of recognition, in relation to the award of specified qualifications. Qualifications will be awarded differently in summer 2021, because... More
    Closed 2 July 2021
  • Centre Reference Group - VTQ (June 2021)

    For members of Ofqual's VTQ centre reference group to indicate interests in Ofqual's work. More
    Closed 30 June 2021
  • Centre Reference Group - VTQ

    For members of Ofqual's VTQ centre reference group to indicate interests in Ofqual's work. More
    Closed 4 June 2021
  • Conflicts of Interest webinar survey

    We would love to hear your feedback on the Conflicts of Interest webinar held recently and would be grateful if you could answer a couple of questions (on the next page). More
    Closed 31 May 2021
  • HTQ approvals in digital, construction, or health and sciences - survey

    We wish to understand whether you will submit qualifications for HTQ approvals in digital, construction, or health and sciences, and would appreciate you responding to this short survey. The survey asks just 2 short questions regarding your broad intentions. More
    Closed 21 May 2021
  • Consultation on changes to the assessment arrangements for GCSE French, German and Spanish

    Consultation on changes to the assessment arrangements for GCSE French, German and Spanish More
    Closed 19 May 2021
  • The VTQ Contingency Regulatory Framework: Consultation on proposed Condition VCR8 Assessment opportunity in 2021

    The impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has led the Department for Education (the Department) to reach the policy view that it is not viable for external exams to go ahead for some Vocational and Technical Qualifications (VTQs) and other general qualifications. The Secretary of State issued a direction to Ofqual on 25 February 2021 setting out his policy intention for how results should be awarded for 3 broad groups of VTQs and other general... More
    Closed 7 April 2021
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