Adaptations approach and blueprint

Adaptations for 20/21

We are working with Ofqual and other sector partners, through the recently launched consultation, to agree how we will adapt our qualifications and approach to assessment for the remainder of the academic year to ensure that learners are not disadvantaged.

Our current overall approach to adaptations, developed in consultation with colleagues from across the sector at the beginning of this academic year, is detailed through the blueprint document on this page. In applying the blueprint to each of the individual qualifications and assessments in our portfolio, we have taken the advice of relevant education and industry sector partners to ensure that adapted qualifications continue to be robust, valid and carry the confidence of the sectors and occupations they’re designed to serve.

You can find detailed adaptation per qualification type on the individual qualification pages on QualHub where you will find an ‘adaptation addendum’ and ‘executive summary’. It is vital that you review those addenda in detail as they prescribe our requirements in relation to each qualification for the 2020/21 academic year.

Please note that qualifications governed by sector bodies (e.g. dental nursing, pharmacy, fitness qualifications) will also have a separate sector body adaptation guidance document available on the QualHub page. We advise that you do not rely on this as a stand-alone document and read it in conjunction with our adaptation guide. The reason for this is because we have contextualised the high-level sector body guidance specific to the qualification.

Assessment mitigation guidance for Wales and Northern Ireland

Access guidance for Health and Social Care and Child Development and Well-being for Wales and Northern Ireland here.

Visit QualHub to view adaptation information.

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