Ofqual is the independent qualifications regulator for England. We regulate around 150 awarding organisations who offer over 16,000 regulated qualifications to learners. We have five statutory objectives covering qualification standards, National Assessment standards, promotion of public confidence, promotion of awareness of regulated qualifications, and efficient provision.
Our risk-based approach informs our allocation of resources, based on an assessment of identified concerns that may threaten our objectives. It provides a focus for our regulatory approach, and establishes which risks we seek to mitigate.