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Keywords e.g. warehousing
Qualification Code e.g. 600/5640/X
Keywords e.g. warehousing
Unit Code e.g. Y/505/4889
Open Awards Unit ID e.g. CBF498
Keywords e.g. warehousing
Open Awards Unit Code e.g. UA33ART12
Open Awards Unit ID e.g. CBF521

Teaching / Delivery

Each instance is likely to be very different so Open Awards will manage this on a case by case basis. If you are experiencing this issue please contact your LQR to discuss alternative arrangements. We will work with you to mitigate any risk to learners’ study.

Where assessment cannot be completed as planned, we will work with you to identify a suitable adaptation to ensure that as many learners as possible should receive grades for their vocational qualifications.

Please contact quality@openawards.org.uk to discuss your arrangements. 

If a centre is unable to provide suitable teaching and delivery materials, they must contact Open Awards to discuss alternative arrangements. Centres will need to draw on their existing contingency plans to minimise the impact on teaching and delivery. If teaching materials cannot be developed then the centre may need to apply for special considerations for all their learners.

Yes, if there are alternative units available within the qualification you are offering that are more suited to online delivery, you can change your course to include these units as long as the rules of combination will still be met and your staff are suitably skilled to assess the units. Please complete an Adaptation Request Form for each proposed change.

Yes. The need to adapt to continue with delivery assessments applies to all Ofqual regulated qualifications and units as well as quality endorsed units. There is separate guidance for Access to HE Diplomas that can be found here.

 

Guidance for adapting delivery and assessments in 2020-21 can be downloaded from the Secure Portal.

Adaptations to teaching and assessment may be made where normal practices are not possible. This may include changes to the way you normally teach, changes to assessment or the units you deliver. Centres must complete an adaptation request form for each adaptation they plan on making.

Yes, if the centre needs to change the way they normally teach, changes to assessment or the units they deliver to mitigate any possible effects of disruptions.

Once the centre has considered all appropriate delivery, assessment and course content options, they must submit an Adaptation Request Form outlining their preferred approach.

The Adaptation Request Form (ARF) template can be downloaded from the secure portal (Open Awards Templates) for completion.

Completed forms must be uploaded to the portal using the Resources menu and selecting Documents using the document type Adaptation and sub-type Request Form.

We anticipate processing correctly completed forms within 6 working days of the date of submission via the portal.

Open Awards will only allow adaptations designed to mitigate any possible effects of disruptions to teaching and learning relating to the pandemic. We will review each request form and may seek further information or suggest alternative solutions.

Yes. A centre must follow agreed mitigations for the following qualifications if they are unable to deliver and assess in line with their normal arrangements.

  • Open Awards Level 3 Award in Education and Training (RQF)
  • Open Awards Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (RQF)
  • Open Awards Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment (RQF)
  • Open Awards Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (RQF)
  • Open Awards Level 4 Award in Understanding the External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practices (RQF)
  • Open Awards Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practices (RQF)
  • Open Awards Level 4 Award in Understanding the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practices (RQF)
  • Open Awards Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practices (RQF)
  • Open Awards Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering (RQF)
  • Open Awards Level 2 Award in Principles of Safeguarding and Child Protection (RQF) Health and Social Care
  • Open Awards Level 3 Diploma In The Principles Of Aseptic Pharmaceuticals Processing (RQF)
  • Open Awards Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians (RQF)

 

Centres must submit adaptation request forms to advise Open Awards that they are planning to adopt the agreed adaptation.

Details of set adaptations for each qualification in the following list can be found on the Portal.

  • Open Awards Level 3 Award in Education and Training (RQF)
  • Open Awards Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (RQF)
  • Open Awards Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment (RQF)
  • Open Awards Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (RQF)
  • Open Awards Level 4 Award in Understanding the External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practices (RQF)
  • Open Awards Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practices (RQF)
  • Open Awards Level 4 Award in Understanding the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practices (RQF)
  • Open Awards Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practices (RQF)
  • Open Awards Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering (RQF)
  • Open Awards Level 2 Award in Principles of Safeguarding and Child Protection (RQF) Health and Social Care
  • Open Awards Level 3 Diploma In The Principles Of Aseptic Pharmaceuticals Processing (RQF)

Open Awards Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians (RQF)