City & Guilds: Notice of Intention to fine: July 2016

Ofqual issues notice of intention to fine City & Guilds following non-compliance with three conditions of recognition in 2015


Notice of Intention to Impose a Monetary Penalty

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Awarding Organisation Issue Action taken Case Status
City & Guilds of London Institute (City & Guilds) Failure to comply with three conditions of recognition between 1 February 2015 and 5 June 2015 Notice of intention to impose a monetary penalty Closed 26 February 2018

Ofqual today (5 July) formally issued City & Guilds with a notice explaining our intention to fine it £38,000.

City & Guilds admitted failing to meet three General Conditions of Recognition between 1 February 2015 and 5 June 2015. Our enforcement committee found that:

a) City & Guilds failed to promptly inform us that something had happened that would risk it delivering results late (Condition B3.1)

b) City & Guilds failed to release results on time for 22,229 qualifications (Condition H6.1(e))

c) City & Guilds waited too long before it took the necessary steps to quickly catch up the backlog of results and get things back on track (Condition H6.1(f))

A copy of the legal document served on City & Guilds is provided on this page. This is known as a notice of intention to impose a monetary penalty.

City & Guilds has accepted our intention to make it pay a fine which takes into account the sum (around £0.6m) it has spent resolving the incident. City & Guilds will have 30 days to send us evidence or material in support of its case. Any interested parties can also send evidence and material to us during the same period.

Published 5 July 2016
Last updated 26 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. Case closed.

  2. First published.