Planning ahead for 2020/21
As colleagues will be aware, on 22 September, Ofqual, FAB, JCQ and other sector partners issued a joint statement on how awarding organisations should work together and communicate with centres to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on technical and vocational assessment and awarding 2020/21 – working under the Extended ERF.
Since then, we have worked in consultation with colleagues from across the sector to finalise our plans on qualification and assessment adaptations, as well as looking at how we can work with centres and learners in a wider sense, through a range of resources and support. You can now find detailed adaptation per qualification type on the individual qualification pages on QualHub
In this dedicated web hub, you will find detailed information for centres, learners and parents on:
- FAQs (on adaptations page)
- adaptations for our different qualification types – full detail now available
- our external assessment timetable
- Functional Skills
- resources to support with remote learning
- information for parents and learners
- our process for awarding summer 2020
- and more.
Plans for 2021 summer exams and assessments – NCFE response
The government has announced new measures to ensure assessments in 2021 remain as fair as possible for all learners. At NCFE, we welcome this positive action to ensure no learner is disadvantaged in a challenging year. We will now be looking across all our VTQ and PTQ qualifications to see what further assessment adaptations can be made - we will update you on this as soon as possible. You can review our current proposed adaptations for the year ahead on QualHub and read more about our general approach here.
Resources and information for learners, parents and providers
An area of information including resources to support remote learning and mental health support in light of the second national lockdown
Exceptional arrangements for summer 2020
We worked with centres to issue almost 90,000 results over the summer. Access information on in-scope qualifications, the process of grade estimation and customer credit relating to the ERF for summer 2020.