Ofqual decision on summer 2020 assessments - VTQs AoC Response

22 May 2020

Responding to today's consultation response from Ofqual on summer 2020 assesments regarding vocational and technical qualifications. Chief Executive, David Hughes said: 

"AoC welcomes the Ofqual consultation response on vocational and technical qualification assessment processes and procedures for summer 2020. The clarity on which qualifications are in scope and the approaches to be taken for each will be welcomed by colleges, as will the confirmation that qualifications such as independent living skills are in scope. 

In the short term, colleges may have questions about meeting awarding organisation deadlines.  We recommend contacting awarding organisations as soon as possible if you have concerns about specific qualifications.  You can also contact AoC at covid19@aoc.co.uk. In the longer term there may be questions about the autumn assessment series. AoC will continue to work with Ofqual, awarding organisations and their representative body, FAB to ensure that any autumn assessment is manageable for colleges where we anticipate social distancing measures will still be in place."

You can read all of Ofqual's decisions on general qualifications, vocational and technical and the autumn series consultation here.