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Which OCR vocational qualifications (VTQs) does the Ofqual advice on 09 April apply to?
Ofqual’s advice published on 9 April applies to all Cambridge Nationals and all Cambridge Technicals.
The advice also includes other vocational qualifications such as our Functional Skills (FS), although the process for awarding grades for Functional Skills may differ slightly from Cambridge Nationals and Cambridge Technicals.
Which learners does this apply to?
This applies to learners who would have expected to have completed their assessments and/or certificates between March and the end of July 2020. It could include some learners being assessed on modules in the first year of a two-year course.
What about the Certificate of Professional Competence for Transport Managers in Road Haulage and in Passenger Transport (CPC) and other vocational quals not mentioned here which are not used for progression?
We know that you need clarity. We’re working hard with the other boards and with Ofqual so we can share arrangements for our vocational qualifications, including CPC, as soon as we can.
Do we need to get Cambridge Nationals and Cambridge Technicals learners to complete unfinished NEA/coursework now?
No. Please do not ask them to complete NEA/coursework.
Do we need to give you a rank order too?
There will be instances where a school or college will also be asked to provide a rank order of learners (as with GCSEs, AS and A Levels).
This is likely to involve Cambridge Nationals and Cambridge Technicals.
More information about the process for vocational qualifications will be available shortly