Teaching / Delivery
Teaching and learning should continue in some form wherever possible.
It is important that all learners are as well prepared as they can be for their transition to further learning or employment. While understanding the many challenges facing education providers during these difficult times, providers should support their students to engage with virtual teaching and lessons, where possible, to maximise their learning.
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 normal, we will work with you to ensure that as many learners as possible should receive grades for their vocational qualifications this summer as possible. The majority of Open Awards qualifications are in scope for a calculated grade.
There is a full list of Open Awards qualifications within scope for mitigation available to view on our website here.
Full guidance on how to submit a Centre Assessment Grade (estimation of result) for your learners is available to download from the Portal.
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 contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request a change to your course.