Corporate report

Ofqual's regulatory burden statement

Statements that fulfil our requirement under the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009.

Documents

Regulatory Burden statement - March 2017

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Regulatory Burden Statement - March 2015

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Details

We are required to publish an annual statement on our plans to keep our regulatory functions under review and to not impose or maintain any unnecessary burden. We must take this into account in how we regulate over the next 12 month period. For completeness, this statement also sets out our earlier activity in these areas.

One of our aims it to make our regulatory framework more accessible and easier to understand, and to reduce unnecessary regulatory burden. To do that, we will be trialling a new format for our rules and guidance – an interactive online handbook – over summer 2017. Key features of this new format include:

  • better integration between our regulatory Conditions and the more detailed requirements and guidance that support them

  • easier navigation

  • better compatibility with assistive technology such as screen readers and speech recognition.

If this pilot is successful, the handbook will replace our rules and guidance for all qualifications early in 2018. We will then look to roll out similar publications for our qualification-specific rules and guidance.

Published 31 March 2017