Exam regulation and administration

Requirements, complaints, apply to be regulated, Ofqual guidance and reports.

  1. Accreditation criterion

    The criterion we use to take decisions on accreditation.

  2. Additional certificate requirements

    Rules and regulations for all qualification certificates.

  3. Appeal an exam result

    How to appeal a qualification result (GCSE, AS, A level, Diploma or other qualification) or ask for it to be marked again if you think it's wrong

  4. Application for recognition: supporting information

    Guidance on how to apply to be recognised by Ofqual to provide regulated qualifications.

  5. Apply to have your qualifications regulated

    Who and what Ofqual regulates, how to apply to be regulated and what happens when you want to stop being regulated.

  6. Awarding organisations: understanding our regulatory requirements

    Find out what regulatory requirements apply to your awarding organisation and your qualifications.

  7. Controlled assessment regulations for Functional Skills

    Rules and regulations for coursework in Functional Skills qualifications.

  8. Criteria for determining whether a qualification is relevant for the purposes of the Education and Skills Act 2008

    Rules for awarding organisations to use when deciding whether young people could take a qualification for education or training purposes.

  9. Criteria for Recognition

    Criteria for assessing applications to be recognised by Ofqual to develop or award regulated qualifications.

  10. Dispatch of exam scripts: yellow label service

    Information for exams officers about using the Parcelforce Worldwide yellow label service to dispatch exam scripts for general qualifications.

  11. Exam system contingency plan: England, Wales and Northern Ireland

    This joint contingency plan is in place to deal with any major disruption that may affect exam candidates.

  12. Exams administration: templates for exam centres

    Templates that will help exam centres formulate their exams policy and run exam and result days.

  13. Gathering information from regulated awarding organisations

    Information to help awarding organisations understand Ofqual's approach to gathering information.

  14. General Conditions of Recognition

    Rules and regulations that all awarding organisations and their qualifications must meet.

  15. Get a replacement exam certificate

    Request a replacement exam certificate or a certified statement of results if you've lost your original - check the list of old exam boards if your board no longer exists

  16. Guidance to the 'General Conditions of Recognition'

    Guidance to help you comply with the 'General Conditions of Recognition'.

  17. Logo requirements

    Rules and regulations for using Ofqual's logo, including on exam certificates.

  18. New AS and A levels: requirements and guidance

    Rules, regulations and guidance for the reformed AS and A levels

  19. Ofqual - Annual Statement of Compliance 2016

    This document contains instructions for completing and submitting your annual statement to us for 2016, in line with Condition B2 (App 1).

  20. Ofqual conference 2018: presentations

    Presentations from the 2018 Ofqual conference held on 27 February 2018 at the Vox, Birmingham.

  21. Ofqual findings from investigation into OCR’s 2014 marking issues

    Findings from the Ofqual investigation into OCR’s Summer 2014 GCSE and A level marking issues.

  22. 'Periodic table' of Ofqual's general conditions

    Tables showing what different sections of our general conditions cover.

  23. Qualification and component levels

    Rules and guidance for assigning levels to qualifications and qualification components.

  24. Regulatory actions and interventions by Ofqual

    This collection explains what we are currently doing to deal with problems at the organisations we regulate, and selected recent actions.

  25. Regulatory framework for national assessments

    Regulations to make sure national assessment standards are properly set and maintained and the results are used appropriately.

  26. Spring audits 2015: regulatory report

    This report provides further information about our new regulatory approach and the findings from the audits.

  27. Submitting data to Ofqual

    Guidance on formats and timings for submitting data to Ofqual.

  28. Taking Regulatory Action

    Actions we can take to deal with problems at awarding organisations, and how we will use them.

  29. Total Qualification Time criteria

    Criteria awarding organisations must apply when describing the size of a qualification.

  30. Types of regulated qualifications

    The types (or descriptions) of regulated qualifications that you can apply to develop, deliver and award.