COVID-19 VTQs FAQs
This page and the FAQs below relate to the Extended Extraordinary Regulatory Framework (EERF) that has been put in place for 2020/2021 academic year. If you have concerns about your delivery or assessment plans for September 2020 onwards, please contact us on email@example.com and a member of the team will get in touch to discuss.
Due to the wide variety of VTQs available, Open Awards qualifications have been categorised into one of the following:
Category A qualifications: offer a licence to practise and/or confirm occupational competence. Assessments will continue where they are critical to demonstrate occupational or professional competence, proficiency or act as a licence to practise, and can be delivered in line with public health measures. Where the assessment cannot take place safely, it will be delayed. These qualifications will not be eligible for Teacher Assessed Grades (TAG).
Category B qualifications: are those which are important for progression to further or higher study or into employment, where the issue of results should be prioritised. Learners taking Category B qualifications may be eligible for alternative arrangements under the new framework, which could include a Teacher Assessed Grade (TAG). Results may be awarded for these qualifications where not all assessments have taken place as a direct result of the disruption caused by the pandemic.
To view which qualifications are in scope for a Teacher Assessed Grade this academic year, please click here.
Recordings from recent webinars that relate to arrangements for 2020/2021 can be viewed here.