Awarding VTQs will again be based on three “broad” groups:
For Vocational qualifications most like GCSEs and A levels and used for progression to FE or HE, including BTECs, exams will not go ahead.
Instead, centre assessed grades will be used, based on a range of assessment, including coursework, mock exams and internal assessments. We are awaiting more detailed guidance from each Awarding Body and what evidence is needed and will distribute this as we receive it.
For Technical Qualifications used for direct entry to employment and used to demonstrate occupational or professional competence, including subject areas like construction, motor vehicle, hair and beauty, assessments will go ahead as planned.
Assessments for VTQs that are unlike GCSEs and A-levels but are still used for progression, such as functional skills will still go ahead either onsite or remotely. If neither of those options is possible then “alternative arrangements” can be used, although we are awaiting further guidance on how this would work.