April 2021 VTQ summary

20 April 2021

Summer 2021 Vocational and Technical Qualifications: key information in a nutshell

Access the key information you need for summer 2021 and where you can get further help and support.

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Please use the categories below to find the information that you require.

For information around qualification level teacher assessed grades (Q-TAGs) in summer 2021, please sign up for our fortnightly Vocational Qualification bulletin blogs. You can also access the previous editions here, and Issue 14 went out on 16 April.

Access the vocational qualification bulletin blog

Access Issue 14 bulletin (16 April 2021)

Arrive at Q-TAGs using a range of common sources evidence. Guidance can be found here which includes lots of details around the process and timescale for your Q-TAG development as well as some handy videos:

You should continue to assess students as usual. There is support for remote assessment and remote invigilation here. As a last resort, where a centre can demonstrate it is not possible to live test individual learners, who are assessment ready, for safety reasons, it may be possible to provide a TAG. The process is explained here. The application process can be accessed here. Please note that applications can only be made for individual students and not cohorts.

Key documents to assist in reaching TAGs can be found here under the heading “Summer 2021 teacher assessed grades (TAG) support materials” This includes:

Assessment Record Sheet, Grade descriptors core, Grade descriptors ESP, Guidance for grading for teachers, JCQ Guidance – head of Department Checklist, Topis tests and Mark schemes for all topics 1 – 8, Worked examples for grading.

The ESP SAM and adSAM can be found here under the4 heading “Sample assessment material” the summer 2021 assessment ESP will also be posted here.

General 2021 TAG guidance for T-Levels can be found here.

Key documents to assist in reaching TAGs can be accessed from the link below, under the heading “Summer 2021 teacher assessed grades (TAG) support materials”.

This includes;

Assessment Record Sheet, Grade descriptors core, Grade descriptors ESP, Guidance for grading for teachers, JCQ Guidance – head of Department Checklist, Topis tests and Mark schemes for all topics 1 – 8, Worked examples for grading.

The ESP SAM and adSAM can be found here under the4 heading “Sample assessment material” the summer 2021 assessment ESP will also be posted here.

General 2021 TAG guidance for T-Levels can be accessedmfrom the link below.

Access T level TAG guidance

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