Statutory guidance

Guidance to the 'General Conditions of Recognition'

Guidance to help you comply with the 'General Conditions of Recognition'.

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Document withdrawn as it has been superseded by the Ofqual Handbook.


Guidance to the General Conditions of Recognition

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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.

Published 28 August 2014
Last updated 1 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. Document withdrawn as it has been superseded by the Ofqual Handbook.
  2. Introduced new and revised guidance following consultation on additional safeguards when teachers are in involved in developing confidential assessment materials.
  3. Updated the PDF as a result of the changes based on the December 2015 consultation in July 2016.
  4. Corrected typographical error on page 38 of attachment
  5. Published new version which includes guidance on qualification titling, describing the size of qualifications and recognition of prior learning
  6. First published.