Consultation outcome overview: Consultation on new statutory guidance for Condition F1

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Statutory guidance for Condition F1

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Detail of outcome

This guidance supports the revised Condition F, which we introduced alongside Qualifications Wales and CCEA Regulation, and comes into effect on 18 January 2021.

This statutory guidance is specific to Ofqual, and we have worked with Qualifications Wales and CCEA Regulation when developing it. Both Qualifications Wales and CCEA Regulation intend to introduce guidance separately.

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Responses on statutory guidance for Condition F1​

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Detail of feedback received

We are grateful for the consultation responses, which helped inform this final version of the guidance and this completes the changes we are introducing related to Condition F.

We received 22 responses to our consultation.

Twenty were official responses from organisations, and 2 were personal responses from individuals.

Of the 20 official organisation responses:

  • 18 were from awarding organisations
  • 1 was from a representative organisation for awarding organisations
  • 1 was from a quality assurance body for dance, drama and musical theatre

The 2 respondents responding in a personal capacity identified themselves as Responsible Officers in recognised awarding organisations

All respondents stated that they were based in England.

Original consultation

Summary

An Ofqual consultation on new statutory guidance related to the publication of fee information by awarding organisations.

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Consultation description

Following an earlier consultation, CCEA Regulation, Ofqual and Qualifications Wales announced on 20 February 2020 a new requirement (Condition F1) for all regulated awarding organisations to publish fee information about their qualifications in a standard format that is easily accessible to potential purchasers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. These changes were due to come into force on 1 October 2020. We confirmed in June that changes to Condition F1 will now take effect on 18 January 2021, in order to allow awarding organisations to consider new statutory guidance on this Condition before it is introduced.

Some respondents to the consultation queried how existing products and services might map across to the newly defined fee categories. Informed by these responses, this consultation proposes statutory guidance for awarding organisations regulated by Ofqual in this respect. CCEA Regulation and Qualifications Wales will take into account any revisions made as a result of this consultation and will introduce guidance separately.

Consultation deadline

This consultation will close on 30 September at 23:45.

Documents

Published 20 February 2020
Last updated 11 November 2020 + show all updates
  1. Consultation decision and analysis of responses published.

  2. Page updated and now states that the changes to Condition F1 will now take effect on 18 January 2020. The Consultation on new statutory guidance for Condition F1 document has also been updated to show when these changes will take effect.

  3. Updated the consultation closing date.

  4. First published.