Updated: 22 October 2020
Arrangements for the Assessment and Awarding of Vocational, Technical and Other General Qualifications in 2020-2021
The government's expectation is that assessments should take place in the academic year 2020 to 2021 because that is the fairest way of providing results for learners. However, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has resulted in loss of education and training during the spring and summer terms of the academic year 2019 to 2020. It is also likely that some public health restrictions will be put in place during the 2020/2021 academic year, and that further disruption may occur on a localised basis, which may affect teaching and learning and the delivery of assessments.
To enable awarding organisations to assist with mitigating the impact of disruption to teaching, learning and assessment, and any ongoing disruption of restrictions on the delivery of assessments, through the adaptation of assessments within qualifications Ofqual have published their consultation decisions to set out the expected arrangements in the academic year 2020 to 2021. Ofqual's publications on the arrangements can be accessed here: VTQ Assessment Arrangements.