Ofqual guide for schools and colleges 2024

Guidance for schools, colleges and other exam or assessment centres on qualifications arrangements for 2024.

Applies to England



This guide is for:

  • schools
  • colleges
  • other exam or assessment centres

It explains what schools, colleges and other exam or assessment centres can expect from awarding organisations regulated by Ofqual.

It also explains how qualifications will be regulated in 2023 to 2024. This guide covers qualifications which are typically taken in an academic year, in schools or colleges, including GCSEs, AS and A levels, Technical Qualifications within a T Level and vocational and technical qualifications (VTQs) that are on the Department for Education’s performance tables.  

We expect the main users of this guide to be those supporting students through their qualifications.

Updates to this page

Published 20 November 2023
Last updated 26 April 2024 + show all updates
  1. Updated information under the 'Senior designated contacts in schools and colleges' section.

  2. An entry on cyber security has been added into the 'Before exams and assessments' section.

  3. Added information about the Technical Awards terminal rule.

  4. Updated references to the VTQ information hub: 2023 to 2024.

  5. Updated information for the Support material section.

  6. First published.

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