Open consultation

Regulating Performance Table Qualifications

Summary

Consultation on Ofqual’s approach to regulating the Technical Award qualifications listed on school and college performance tables by the Department for Education

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

Earlier this year we confirmed our intention to launch a programme of work designed to strengthen our regulation of existing technical and vocational qualifications used in performance tables for school and college accountability purposes. These qualifications play a key part in many young people’s lives. We want to ensure they are as good as they can be so that students who take them, those who teach them and those who rely on them, such as colleges and employers, can understand and be confident in these qualifications.

This consultation sets out our proposed approach to regulating the Technical Award qualifications that will be listed on the Department for Education’s (DfE) Key Stage 4 performance tables for the 2023 tables onwards. The proposals are intended to enhance the validity of qualifications and to better align our regulation with the Department for Education’s (DfE) requirements for vocational and technical qualifications on performance tables. The consultation explains the rules we propose to put in place, covering aspects including the design, delivery and awarding of Technical Awards.

Consultation event

We are holding an event for awarding organisations at our offices in Coventry on 22 November 2019. This event provides an opportunity to find out more and to ask questions about our proposals.

Find out more and reserve your place on our Eventbrite page.

Documents

Regulating Performance Table Qualifications

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Performance Table Qualification Qualification Level Conditions

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Performance Table Qualification Qualification Level Guidance

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Published 21 October 2019
Last updated 21 October 2019