COVID-19 Adaptation Arrangements for Assessment and Awarding in 2020 to 2021

Whilst the disruption to learners’ and centres’ activities due to COVID-19 are ongoing, we want to assure you that we are here to continue providing the support you need to meet these challenges.

Our priority remains to mitigate the impact of any restrictions caused by COVID-19 to ensure that the quality, validity and reliability of our qualifications and assessments can be maintained for the best possible learner and centre outcomes.

Ofqual has joined forces with several organisations involved in assessments, to release a joint statement on Vocational and Technical Qualifications (VTQs), demonstrating their commitment to work together and streamline communications for the current academic year.

Likewise, here at SFJ Awards, our approach to communicating adaptation is unwavering. We are now sharing our latest guidance on acceptable assessment adaptations and the supportive decisions we have made to remain compliant with Ofqual’s Extended Extraordinary Regulatory Framework principles for VTQs.

Our guidance Adaptation Arrangements for Assessment and Awarding in 2020 to 2021 has been developed in collaboration with our stakeholders including sector bodies, centres, our EQAs, and associate subject matter experts.

Our Quality Assurance and Compliance Manager, Paul Kelly, the Quality Assurance Team, and your EQA are here to continue the conversation around assessment adaptations in relation to COVID-19, and we are always ready to support centres with any advice on maintaining high internal quality assurance standards, so please do not hesitate to get in touch today.

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