Open consultation

Amending the 'Taking Regulatory Action' policy


Updating our approach to intervening when things go wrong.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

We are proposing amendments to our policy Taking Regulatory Action (the TRA policy) which explains how we use our powers to take regulatory action in respect of awarding organisations. The proposed amendments are to bring the policy up to date, to reflect our regulatory strategy and how we use our powers in practice. The policy was first published in 2011 and was revised in 2012.

We are proposing changes which:

  • explain developments in our approach to managing non-compliance including new types of action in less serious cases
  • explain developments in our approach to supporting awarding organisations to remain in compliance, including proposals about how we might notify awarding organisations where we have concerns about a school, college or training provider
  • remove the £10,000 lower threshold on recovering our costs where we take regulatory action


Amending the Taking Regulatory Action policy

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Published 8 October 2019