As a response to the COVID crisis, all exams due to take place in schools and colleges this summer were cancelled. Ofqual was tasked with establishing two temporary regulatory frameworks – one for General Qualifications (GQs) and one for Vocational and Technical Qualifications (VTQs) to allow awarding organisations and exam boards to assign a grade to as many learners as possible this summer in a fair and consistent way, enabling those learners to progress to the next stage of their learning or employment with qualifications that would be recognised by educational establishments and employers.
Update: 15 June 2020
We are currently experiencing an unprecedented situation in the UK and we appreciate that for our customers these will be challenging times where information and support is important to you. We have implemented detailed contingency plans to ensure that you, as one of our valued customers, experience no change in the outstanding quality service you receive from us across all our departments and functions.
The Institute’s apprentice panel is now recruiting for new members for 2020 and beyond. We need members to represent all 15 ‘routes’ and from occupations in levels 2 to 7. If you know of an apprentice in your organisation or elsewhere who should apply, please do share the link below with them and encourage them to apply by 13 January 2020.
EAL triumphed in style at the recent Federation of Awarding Bodies 5th annual awards, taking home two accolades at the prestigious ceremony. Over 230 awarding and assessment specialists gathered at the event to celebrate the best of the British qualifications and assessments industry.
The application for Reasonable Adjustments/Special Considerations has been reviewed and updated and is now available for completion via our Smarter Touch system.
You can now indicate which of the requirements are needed to enable the learner to have the best possible support when undertaking EAL examinations, by ticking the relevant box.