Vocational and technical qualifications

Last updated 16 June 2021

Ofqual has introduced a new regulatory framework, called the VTQ Contingency Regulatory Framework (VCRF). 

The VCRF will permit Awarding Organisations to issue results on the basis of alternative evidence including teachers’ judgements of learners’ performance when exams do not take place and/or when learners cannot complete all internal assessment.

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Learners certificating in 2021 ​

Learners on a one year or two-year programme who plan to certificate in summer 2021 and are registered on a qualification that the regulator has recognised as having a need for an alternative arrangement to assessment and certification in 2021. ​

Please refer to the guidance documents listed below.

Mid-flight learners ​

Learners who started a two-year programme in September 2020, and will be certificating in 2022, please refer to the BTEC Approach to Awarding and Certificating Learners in 2021 guidance below.

See further guidance regarding mitigations, teaching and learning

Qualification-level Teacher Assessed Grade guidance 

We have included below a range of documents to help you as you prepare to submit your Qualification-level Teacher Assessed Grades.

We’ve created an overview to help clarify when the different assessment stages need to be completed when preparing your Q-TAGs.

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The following guides have been created to help explain what has changed and help with any questions you may have.  

General Guidance

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Q-TAG Evidence

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Q-TAG Portal

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B2 Qualifications

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Childcare

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Please download and view the list of BTEC qualifications to check whether your qualifications are identified as those where results will be issued based on a Teacher Assessed Grade.

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The following Qualification-level sector performance indicators have been created to support a holistic approach to preparing your Q-TAGs.

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