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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

Ofqual has confirmed that the policy position is that exams and assessments will go ahead in 2021- 2022. Adaptations may be necessary to ensure they can go ahead as planned.

You can apply for an adaptation by submitting an Adaptation Request Form via the Portal. If you have any concerns about your delivery and assessment arrangements for 2021-22, please contact us on customerservices@openawards.org.uk. 

Each instance is likely to be very different so Open Awards will manage this on a case by case basis. Please complete an Adaptation Request Form to alert us of proposed changes to delivery and assessment or any proposed changes to units being delivered.

If you need additional support to identify appropriate mitigations, please contact your Quality and Standards Advisor.

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.

The need to adapt to continue with delivery assessments currently applies to all Ofqual-regulated qualifications and units as well as quality endorsed units. We are aware that there may be some practical skills that may be difficult to assess remotely. Please complete an Adaptation Request Form if you want to deliver alternative units or contact your Quality and Standards Advisor to discuss other mitigations.

There is separate guidance for Access to HE Diplomas that can be found here.

 

Guidance for adapting delivery and assessments in 2021-22 can be downloaded from the Secure 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.

  • Functional Skills Qualifications (all subject, all levels, legacy and reformed)
  • 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)
  • Open Awards Level 3 Certificate in Forest School Programme Leadership (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 Functional Skills Qualifications (all subject, all levels, legacy and reformed)
  • 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)
  • Open Awards Level 3 Certificate in Forest School Programme Leadership (RQF)

The centre is unable to amend the content of Open Awards units but can replace them with alternative units that are more suited to online delivery. The centre must make sure that rules of combination will still be met and staff are suitably skilled to assess the units.

If the centre needs to replace specific units, they must complete an Assessment Adaptation and Unit Replacement Form for review by Open Awards. If the centre needs additional support to identify alternative units or other appropriate mitigations, they should contact their Quality and Standards Advisor.