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Ofqual to introduce new Regulated Qualifications Framework

Ofqual is today (17 September 2015) announcing arrangements for the introduction of its new Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

The RQF will be introduced on 1 October 2015.

In a speech at the Skills and Employability Summit 2015 in London today, Jeremy Benson, Executive Director of Vocational Qualifications, describes how the RQF will provide a single, simple system for cataloguing all qualifications regulated by Ofqual.

A new ‘postcard’ explaining the RQF is being released to support today’s announcement, along with the findings of the associated consultation.

The changes mean that Ofqual’s General Conditions of Recognition and Guidance have been revised and will be in force from 1 October 2015, including requirements on qualification size and level.