||Likely failure to comply with Conditions H5.1, H6.1(d), I4.1(d), I4.2(b) and I4.2(c).
On 5 December 2018, Ofqual gave a direction to AoFAQ following an investigation that raised concerns that AoFAQ had failed, and was likely to continue to fail to comply with its Conditions of Recognition. The direction was given in order to secure compliance with Conditions H5.1, H6.1(d), I4.1(d), I4.2(b) and I4.2(c) and required AoFAQ to immediately stop issuing results and certificates to Learners and to stop registering new Learners to qualifications regulated by Ofqual, until it had demonstrated that it had the capacity to ensure that results were accurate and certificates were valid.
On 28 February 2019, Ofqual replaced that direction with Special Conditions. This followed significant improvements in AoFAQ’s capacity to undertake the development, delivery and award of qualifications. The Special Conditions were imposed to provide assurances around AoFAQ’s capacity for sustained compliance going forward. The terms of the direction ceased to have effect on 28 February 2019.