Collection

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.

When one of the organisations we regulate does something wrong, or has a problem that impacts on its qualifications, then we may need to take action to put things right.

There are several different things we can do. We might:

  • put extra, temporary rules (“special conditions”) in place for that organisation, or for some of its qualifications
  • require the organisation to do certain things, or to stop doing certain things
  • fine the organisation
  • withdraw the organisation’s recognition - so it can no longer offer regulated qualifications

Our policy document Taking Regulatory Action describes these options - and how we will use them - in more detail.

We also use special conditions for new regulated organisations, or organisations that have started offering new regulated qualifications. This might be because we want to check the organisation can produce valid qualifications, or that it follows through on commitments it made in its application.

Current actions

  1. LAMDA Notice of Intention to fine: November 2017

    • Notice
  2. Undertaking from Rock School Ltd - August 2017

    • Notice
  3. ETCAL direction: October 2017

    • Decision
  4. Institute of the Motor Industry: Undertaking: August 2017

    • Notice
  5. Industry Qualifications: Notice of Intention to Fine: February 2017

    • Notice
  6. Pearson: notice of monetary penalty: November 2016

    • Decision
  7. Pearson: Notice of costs recovery: November 2016

    • Notice
  8. City & Guilds: notice of monetary penalty: August 2016

    • Decision
  9. City & Guilds: notice of costs recovery: August 2016

    • Decision
  10. LAMDA: Undertaking: August 2016

    • Notice
  11. City & Guilds: Notice of Intention to fine: July 2016

    • Notice
  12. ACCA: Undertaking: February 2016

    • Notice
  13. BCS: Undertaking: February 2016

    • Notice
  14. OCR: Special conditions: May 2014

    • Decision
  15. Pearson: Special conditions: May 2014

    • Decision
  16. WJEC-CBAC: Special conditions: May 2014

    • Decision
  17. AQA: Special conditions: May 2014

    • Decision
  18. Pearson: Undertaking: May 2013

    • Notice

Previous (closed) actions

  1. LAMDA Undertaking: March 2017

    • Notice
  2. Pearson: Notice of Intention to fine: September 2016

    • Notice
  3. STA: Undertaking: July 2016

    • Notice
  4. Cambridge English: Undertaking: July 2016

    • Notice
  5. MTE: Undertaking: May 2016

    • Notice
  6. Industry Qualifications Ltd: Direction: February 2016

    • Notice
  7. Laser: Undertaking: February 2016

    • Notice
  8. City & Guilds: Undertaking: October 2015

    • Notice
  9. CELL: Undertaking: October 2014

    • Notice
  10. OCR: Undertaking: March 2014

    • Notice
  11. ABMA: Undertaking: April 2014

    • Decision
  12. ABMA: Undertaking: June 2014

    • Decision
  13. AABPS: Withdrawal of recognition: July 2014

    • Decision
  14. LCM: Withdrawal of recognition: January 2014

    • Decision