Correspondence

Letter to awarding organisations: changes to VQ regulation in Northern Ireland

A letter from Ofqual and CCEA about CCEA becoming the single qualifications regulator for Northern Ireland.

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RO45 Changes to the regulation of vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland

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Following a review of current arrangements, the Department for Employment and Learning (DEL) in Northern Ireland intends to move to a single Northern Ireland-based qualifications regulator. CCEA will become the single qualifications regulator. DEL and the Department for Education in Westminster are seeking to amend the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act to remove Ofqual’s statutory responsibilities to regulate vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland. The aim is to do this by 1 April 2016.