Support and guidance for exceptional arrangements in vocational qualifications

This page gives you access to all the relevant information to support you with assessment during COVID-19. Depending on the qualification's purpose, different mitigations apply.

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Pearson's approach to awarding vocational and technical results in Summer 2020

Following on from the publication of the Ofqual consultation on awarding vocational and technical qualifications in Summer 2020 and advice on the assessment and grading of vocational, technical and other general qualifications, we have produced a document to summarise our proposal for Pearson qualifications, which are in scope. This will help you to consider what this could mean for your centre and learners.

We've also prepared a spreadsheet outlining the primary approach for awarding results this summer for Pearson's vocational and technical qualifications (i.e. calculate, adapt, delay) and a chart summarising the five-step process for awarding calculated results. There is also a document listed below that explains how we used the Centre Assessment Grades that you submitted and standardised these, supported by qualitative checks. 

We’ve also created a Results Pack guide, to help you understand how to interpret your results data and included examples of the different data we send you. 

Download your summer 2020 results pack
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This short video will take you through a method that can be used to identify your learners rank ordering that forms part of the extraordinary regulatory framework (ERF) claims process.

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We know you may have questions about how the changes to the summer series will affect your qualification fees. Please click on the visual guide below that highlights what is included in the fees for General Qualifications and Vocational Qualifications. Once we understand the full impact of these changes on our costs, we will pass any net cost savings, where they exist, back to our customers as a credit on your account. We will update you again before the end of the summer term.

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