Response to joint DfE and Ofqual consultation outcome
Last updated 25 February 2021
Now that the DfE and Ofqual have announced the arrangements for issuing results this year for Ofqual-regulated Vocational and Technical Qualifications, we are confirming with you, our valued teaching colleagues, how Pearson’s qualifications will be assessed and graded this year, in this message.
With COVID-19 still impacting you and your learners, we're updating our guides to offer you guidance on how you might adapt delivery of Pearson vocational qualifications from September 2020.
For BTECs that form part of the Work-based Learning suite, centres may find the following Distance Learning and Blended Learning guide useful. Please note that for SVQ/NVQs and competency-based qualifications, there will be some scenarios that will not be possible or appropriate for distance assessment.
We have updated our sector-specific assessment guides please see links below to view or download your latest guides. For Health and Socal Care qualifications please see additional information below.
- Health and Social Care L2-5 - see note below:
Health and Social Care qualifications
Learners with delayed completion which had been planned for between March 20th to July 31st qualifications are regulated by the ERF. See previous guide.
Learners due to complete after July 31st 2020, or who have registered after that date will be registered on qualifications regulated by the EERF. For these qualifications there will be a joint awarding organisation statement regarding adaptions for assessment which will be released in November. Centres should be aware of the Skills for Care and Development Assessment Principles and the Skills for Health Assessment Principles.