2021 Regulation News

Advanced Information for Ofqual Regulated General Qualifications, Summer 2022

CCEA Regulation News
Published: 09/12/2021, 4:05pm

Ofqual has today published a letter for schools and colleges taking Ofqual regulated qualifications regarding advanced information for GCSEs and GCEs.

Guidance to centres for awarding Vocational Qualifications in 2021/22

CCEA Regulation News
Published: 07/12/2021, 11:00am

CCEA Regulation has adopted the Ofqual Vocational and Technical Qualifications Contingency Regulatory Framework(VCRF) for the assessment and award of vocational and technical qualifications (VTQs) in Northern Ireland during 2021-2022. Ofqual has published guidance to centres for awarding VTQs in 2021/22.

CCEA Regulation 2022 Grading Approach

CCEA Regulation News
Published: 22/11/2021, 3:00pm

On 17 May 2021, the Minister announced that examinations would resume in the 2021-22 academic year with adaptations to CCEA qualifications. Today, 22 November 2021, examinations have commenced for the November series. CCEA Regulation would like to reassure centres, students and parents that it has taken cognisance of the grading approaches adopted by regulators in other jurisdictions and of the ongoing effects of the pandemic. CCEA has worked closely with the Department of Education and other stakeholders to put in place measures to ensure the smooth conduct of examinations and give students

Ofqual Announcements on Summer 2022

CCEA Regulation News
Published: 30/09/2021, 9:00am

Announcements have been made by Ofqual in England today in relation to the GCSE AS/A level qualifications it regulates. These cover adaptations for summer 2022 and apply to AQA, Eduqas, OCR and Pearson qualifications, even if taken in Northern Ireland.

Annual Statement of Compliance 2021

CCEA Regulation News
Published: 27/09/2021, 11:10am

Following our communication to awarding organisations on 29 July, we have worked with Ofqual and Qualifications Wales to finalise arrangements for the 2021 Statement of Compliance.

Direction for Vocational Qualifications assessment and awarding in Northern Ireland for 2021-2022 received from Department for the Economy (DfE)

CCEA Regulation News
Published: 07/09/2021, 12:00pm

CCEA Regulation has today, 6 September 2021, received direction from the Department for the Economy (DfE) to align Northern Ireland (NI) vocational qualifications regulation to the OFQUAL Revised Vocational Contingency Regulatory Framework (VCRF) for the 21/22 academic year.

Update on the approach to Vocational Qualifications assessment and awarding in Northern Ireland for 2021-2022

CCEA Regulation News
Published: 10/08/2021, 2:00pm

CCEA Regulation is working closely with the Department for the Economy (DfE) and other UK qualifications regulators to establish the arrangements for assessment and awarding of vocational qualifications during 2021-2022.

Annual Statement of Compliance

CCEA Regulation News
Published: 29/07/2021, 3:40pm

CCEA Regulation has worked with Ofqual and Qualifications Wales to agree a 3 country approach to the Statement of Compliance for 2021.

Ofqual consultation ‘Arrangements for the assessment and awarding of vocational, technical and other general qualifications: 2021 to 2022’ launched

CCEA Regulation News
Published: 14/07/2021, 3:00pm

The Ofqual consultation ‘Arrangements for the assessment and awarding of vocational, technical and other general qualifications: 2021 to 2022’ was launched on Monday 12 July. The government’s intention is that exams and assessments will take place in the academic year 2021 to 2022. Since March 2020 awarding organisations offering VTQs have adapted qualifications where appropriate and are now well placed to take these adaptations into the next academic year.

CCEA Regulation, Ofqual and Qualifications Wales announcement regarding the Annual Statement of Compliance 2021

CCEA Regulation News
Published: 26/05/2021, 11:00am

CCEA Regulation, together with Ofqual and Qualifications Wales, have outlined the high-level approach to the annual statement of compliance process 2021.

Ofqual Student Guide to Awarding - Summer 2021

CCEA Regulation News
Published: 21/05/2021, 11:00am

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.

Message to NI centres taking GCSE and A level Qualifications with non CCEA Awarding Organisations

CCEA Regulation News
Published: 29/03/2021, 3:10pm

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.

VTQ Guidance Summer 2021 for OCN NI and OCR

CCEA Regulation News
Published: 26/03/2021, 10:40am

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.

Ofqual publish qualification explainer tool for vocational, technical and other general qualifications

CCEA Regulation News
Published: 24/03/2021, 5:00pm

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.

Regulatory arrangements for the awarding of vocational and technical and other general qualifications in 2020-2021

CCEA Regulation News
Published: 24/03/2021, 4:45pm

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.