2021 Regulation News

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.

How vocational and technical qualifications will be awarded in 2021

CCEA Regulation News
Published: 23/03/2021, 4:50pm

CCEA Regulation has been working closely with Ofqual on arrangements for awarding vocational and technical qualifications in 2021.

Essential Skills: Centre Guidance

CCEA Regulation News
Published: 26/02/2021, 5:15pm

Awarding Organisations offering Essential Skills NI qualifications have communicated with centres today (26 February 2021) with guidance on arrangements for 2021.

What the Ofqual Announcement Means for Centres in Northern Ireland

CCEA Regulation News
Published: 26/02/2021, 3:00pm

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.