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Quality assuring new apprenticeships: 101

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There are many elements to get right with new apprenticeships, including defining clearly what an apprentice should be learning and designing appropriate assessments to test the knowledge, skills and behaviours apprentices are expected develop. With many organisations involved it is important that we work together.

Regulating apprenticeship end-point assessments

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Vocational Qualifications team at Annual Apprenticeships Conference On 17 March Bryan Horne, Associate Director of Standards for Vocational Qualifications and Apprenticeships and I, ran a workshop on end point assessment in apprenticeships at FE Week’s Annual Apprenticeship Conference (AAC), at the …

We’re looking for MFL & vocational subject experts

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Ofqual staff hold a great deal of knowledge regarding, among other things, assessment practices, standards, regulatory policy, and compliance.  However, as a relatively small organisation, we do not have the necessary in-house subject expertise to address the full range of …

An introduction to our new approach to regulating vocational qualifications

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I'm Jeremy Benson, Executive Director for Vocational Qualifications (VQs) at Ofqual, the qualifications regulator for Northern Ireland and England. I’ll be blogging about our new approach to regulating VQs as it develops, and about our work and the issues we're …