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This guidance is intended to help you understand how to comply with the General Conditions of Recognition and the associated requirements. These apply to all awarding organisations and all regulated qualifications.
All awarding organisations have a legal obligation under section 153 of the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 to have regard to this guidance.
July 2016 update
We last updated our guidance in July 2016, following a consultation on additional new guidance.
The new guidance introduced in this update, which comes into force on 15 July 2016, covers:
A5 – Availability of adequate resources and arrangements
B3 – Notification to Ofqual of certain events
C2 – Arrangements with Centres
D3 – Reviewing approach
D7 – Management of the withdrawal of qualifications
E3 – Publication of a qualification specification
E5 – Assurance that qualifications comply with the conditions
G1 – Setting the assessment
G3 – Use of language and Stimulus Materials
G6 – Arrangements for Reasonable Adjustments
G7 – Arrangements for Special Consideration
G8 – Completion of the assessment under the required conditions
G9 – Delivering the assessment
guidance for what an awarding organisation should do where it discovers that it has issued an incorrect result