|Qualification Title||OCR Entry Code||Qualification Number|
|OCR Entry Level Award in Using ICT (Entry 3)||01679||500/5694/3|
We have updated this guidance document following the publication of the outcomes of the Department for Education and Ofqual’s joint consultation on the arrangements for assessment and awarding of VTQs in 2021/22.
The Government’s policy position is that for all VTQs assessment should go ahead. All content should be taught, as far as is feasible, so that students are as well-prepared as possible for progression to the next stage of their education, training or employment. Given the disruption to students’ education that will be carried over into 2021 to 2022, to support education recovery it may be necessary and appropriate for adaptations to be made to assessments to free up time to focus on catch up and teaching the remaining qualification content. Where the assessment is unable to proceed, in their normal or adapted form, some students may be delayed in receiving a result.
The regulatory framework put in place by Ofqual through the VCRF is flexible and allows, but does not require, assessments to be adapted.
Assessment in 2021/22
Due to the range of ways evidence can be generated, there are no planned adaptations for this qualification.
We will keep this under review. Should the nature of disruption mean assessment cannot be completed we will introduce adaptations when necessary.