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Extraordinary regulatory framework: VTQ, Covid-19 Conditions and Requirements

This document sets out our regulatory requirements for awarding organisations offering vocational and technical qualifications during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Extraordinary regulatory framework: Vocational and Technical Qualifications, COVID-19 Conditions and Requirements

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Extraordinary regulatory framework: Vocational and Technical Qualifications, COVID-19 Guidance

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Extraordinary Regulatory Framework

These documents set out Vocational and Technical Qualifications Coronavirus (COVID-19) Conditions. These conditions came into effect at 14.00 on 22 May 2020 for all vocational and technical qualifications which fall within categories 1 – 3 as defined in Condition VTQCov1.8.

The documents also set out our requirements in relation to the following:

  • the calculation of results for Category 1 Qualifications and Category 2 Qualifications
  • the Adaptation of assessments for Category 1 Qualifications, Category 2 Qualifications and Category 3 Qualifications
  • the principles to be applied by awarding organisations when making calculating results and adapting assessments for vocational and technical qualifications

With respect to all vocational and technical qualifications to which the conditions set out in document apply, save to the extent set out in those conditions, awarding organisations must also comply with:

  • our General Conditions of Recognition, which apply to all awarding organisations and qualifications, and
  • all relevant Regulatory Documents

Extended Extraordinary Regulatory Framework

These documents set out the Extended VTQ coronavirus (COVID-19) Conditions. These conditions came into effect at 15:00 on 12 October 2020 for all qualifications as defined in Condition ExtVTQCov1.8.

It also sets out our requirements in relation to the following:

  • the Adaptation of vocational and technical qualifications.
  • the principles to be applied by awarding organisations when Adapting vocational and technical qualifications.

With respect to all qualifications to which the conditions set out in this document apply, save to the extent set out in those conditions, awarding organisations must also comply with:

  • our General Conditions of Recognition, which apply to all awarding organisations and qualifications, and
  • all relevant Regulatory Documents
Published 22 May 2020
Last updated 12 October 2020 + show all updates
  1. 'Extended Extraordinary regulatory framework: vocational and technical qualifications' document added to reflect updated conditions as a result of consultation decisions on arrangements for the assessment and awarding of vocational, technical and other general qualifications in 2020 to 2021 – Part 2.

  2. First published.