On 9 April 2020, the Secretary of State for Education issued a Ministerial Direction to Ofqual . This direction outlined the approach that Ofqual should take with Vocational and Technical qualifications with regards to COVID-19. Following this, Ofqual launched a consultation regarding a temporary extraordinary regulatory framework.

Skills and Education Group Awards is currently working with Ofqual to decide the best course of action for each of our qualifications, to enable as many learners as possible to progress.

As a part of this, Skills and Education Group Awards has sent Ofqual a list of the mitigating actions we propose to take for each qualification subject to agreement. We strongly advise Centres not to take any further action until you receive confirmation from us.

You can view the list of recommendations here.