2021 Regulation News
CCEA Regulation has worked with Ofqual and Qualifications Wales to agree a 3 country approach to the Statement of Compliance for 2021.
CCEA Regulation, together with Ofqual and Qualifications Wales, have outlined the high-level approach to the annual statement of compliance process 2021.
Ofqual has published a new student guide for summer awarding. This applies to all GCSEs, AS and A levels, vocational, technical and other general qualifications regulated by Ofqual.
The process as outlined by the JCQ guidance released to centres on 26 March for the English Awarding Organisations (AQA, OCR and Pearson) and EDUQAS will be extended to Northern Ireland centres taking GCSE and A level qualifications with non CCEA awarding organisations. This will also apply to the JCQ appeals process when finalised.
OCN NI and OCR have released their respective guidance for awarding vocational qualifications in summer 2021. The non-certificating FAQ link for OCR provides further information for centres.
An explainer tool has been launched today that provides the contingencies and mitigations for the assessment and awarding of vocational, technical and other general qualifications for the remainder of this academic year 2020-2021.
Following a technical consultation on the detail of a new regulatory framework – the VTQ Contingency Regulatory Framework (VCRF) – is now available. The decisions document and the VCRF conditions and guidance have been published today.
CCEA Regulation has been working closely with Ofqual on arrangements for awarding vocational and technical qualifications in 2021.
Awarding Organisations offering Essential Skills NI qualifications have communicated with centres today (26 February 2021) with guidance on arrangements for 2021.
Ofqual has announced its direction for awarding organisations offering vocational qualifications. This is important for NI learners taking vocational qualifications with English awarding organisations, as the direction will also apply to Northern Ireland. It is important that there is alignment with the arrangements for awarding vocational qualifications as this protects comparability and portability of qualifications taken by learners in Northern Ireland.
Today Ofqual announced their consultation decisions on the awarding of VTQs and other general qualifications in 2021.
Today Ofqual announced their consultation decisions on how GCSE, AS and A level grades will be awarded in Summer 2021.
After 6 years in post, CEO Justin Edwards, announces he will be leaving CCEA to pursue a new opportunity. Mr Edwards will remain in post until 30 April 2021. Alongside his established senior management team, he is fully committed to the implementation of the Minister’s decisions in relation to awarding examinations and CCEA’s wider programme of work.
On 22 January 2021, the Economy Minister announced the cancellation of Essential Skills assessments and examinations for vocational qualifications used for progression until August 2021.
Ofqual launch a consultation today seeking views on the alternative arrangements by which learners will be awarded GCSE, AS and A level grades in summer 2021. NI stakeholders, with interests in non-CCEA general qualifications in particular, may wish to consider a response to the consultation.