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Approach to awarding for 2022-23

As we look ahead to supporting learner success in 2022-23, we want to keep you up to date every step of the way.

Adaptations and assessment arrangements for learners in 2022-23

In 2021-22, a range of adaptations was permitted by Ofqual for vocational and technical qualifications, including a large number of NCFE qualifications. At NCFE, we decided which adaptations were appropriate for our qualifications in accordance with Ofqual's Vocational and Technical Qualifications Contingency Regulatory Framework (VCRF). Some adaptations were in response to public health restrictions. Given that public health restrictions are no longer in place, Ofqual and the DfE have confirmed that adaptations are no longer necessary for the academic year 2022-23 onwards.

This means that schools and colleges have the information they need to plan their teaching of the required content and to provide non-exam assessments. The DfE and Ofqual will continue to monitor the path and impact of the pandemic and evaluate the delivery of arrangements this year, before finalising 2023 arrangements. The intention is to return to the carefully designed and well-established pre-pandemic assessment arrangements as quickly as possible, given they are the best and fairest way of assessing what learners know and can do.

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