Covid-19 Extraordinary Regulatory Framework for VQs

On 3 June 2020, we published our Extraordinary Regulatory Framework for Vocational Qualifications (Conditions, Requirements and Guidance). On 27 April 2021, we published a notice to disapply this framework.

This framework sets out our regulatory requirements for awarding bodies offering vocational qualifications during the Covid-19 pandemic. The requirements relate to assessments due to be taken during summer 2020. 

For requirements relating to assessments due to be taken from August 2020 to August 2021, please see the Vocational Qualifications Contingency Regulatory Framework published on 27 April 2021.

We also published a list of the qualifications in scope of this framework in Wales.

A copy of our Conditions and Requirements, our accompanying guidance and the list of qualifications in scope in Wales can be found below: 


Notice under Condition VQCov1-1b

List of Qualifications within scope in Wales