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General Conditions of Recognition

Rules and regulations that all awarding organisations and their qualifications must meet.

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General Conditions of Recognition

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This publication sets out rules which all awarding organisations must follow. It also sets out rules for all qualifications.

Some qualifications also have extra rules.

Read the associated guidance to understand how to comply with these rules.

Published 3 November 2014
Last updated 6 August 2018 + show all updates
  1. Introduced revised rules following consultation on additional safeguards when teachers are in involved in developing confidential assessment materials.
  2. New version (replaces Ofqual/15/5772) which introduces a new rule (Condition D9) allowing us to enforce requirements we set when a qualification's accreditation ends. It also includes minor changes reflecting the end of our role regulating vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland.
  3. Published new version which includes new rules on describing the size and level of qualifications, credit values and recognition of prior learning
  4. First published.