• Schools cry foul over missing BTEC results

    Schools and colleges across England are still awaiting the results of some vocational qualifications, despite a promise from government that all grades would be issued by today. Some pupils have been told they may have to wait until next week to receive grades for BTECs and other vocational qualifications. The Department for Education and Pearson,

    14.15 Aug. 28th, 2020 | News

  • Ofqual's proposals for awarding vocational and technical qualifications: A speed read

    Ofqual has today published a consultation on how it proposes to award vocational and technical qualifications this summer. Here’s what you need to know   The new framework’s ‘key principles’ Ofqual is proposing a new “extraordinary regulatory framework” to let awarding organisations deliver results “using approaches that would not be allowed in ordinary circumstances”. It

    11.30 Apr. 24th, 2020 | News

  • Baker clause update: DfE gears up to start ‘direct intervention’ in schools

    Schools could face “direct intervention” from the Department for Education from September if they have failed to allow further education providers to promote vocational education to their pupils. The move is a part of a crackdown on non-compliance with the controversial ‘Baker clause’, an amendment to the 2017 Technical and Further Education Act, which came

    17.00 Aug. 7th, 2018 | News