For the following qualifications. adaptations are not possible or are not required due to the nature of the assessments:
|Qualification Title||OCR Entry Code||Qualification Number|
|OCR Level 2 Award in Preparing for a Business Venture||09896||600/1120/8|
|OCR Level 2 Certificate in Preparing for a Business Venture||09897||600/1093/9|
We have reviewed our position following two consultations on the arrangements for assessment and awarding of VTQs in 2020-21:
- On 25 February, The Department for Education (England) and Ofqual published the outcome to their joint consultationon arrangements for assessment and awarding of VTQs in 2021.
- On 24 March Ofqual published the outcome of its consultation on a VTQ Contingency Regulatory Framework (VCRF).
The Government’s policy position is that for VTQs used to enter directly into employment, exams or assessments should continue where they are critical to demonstrate occupational or professional competence, proficiency or act as a license to practice and can be delivered in line with Public Health England measures.
As our Preparing for a Business Venture qualifications assess skills and knowledge needed to set up a business venture it would not be safe to award these qualifications using alternative approaches to awarding such as a teacher judgement. Where the assessment cannot take place safely, it will need to be delayed.