Accreditation criterion

The criterion we use to take decisions on accreditation.


Accreditation criterion


This document sets out the accreditation criterion we use to take decisions on accreditation for all qualifications which are subject to an accreditation requirement (currently, all GCSEs, AS and A levels, and all Technical Qualifications).

Published 3 November 2014
Last updated 12 December 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added Technical Qualifications to the list of qualifications subject to an accreditation requirement.
  2. Removed the variation to the accreditation requirement on GCSE computer science.
  3. Added detail about the accreditation requirement for GCSE computer science being temporarily revised.
  4. New version (replacing Ofqual/14/5552) which updates Appendix 1 to set out accreditation end dates for all legacy GCSEs, AS and A levels.
  5. Corrected error in attachment
  6. First published.