Vocational Qualifications: Adaptation Proposals and Quality Assurance Activities for 2020/21

Following feedback from schools and colleges about the volume of communication being received we have created a vocational qualifications bulletin covering some of the key aspects of assessment for 2020/2021.

Qualification suite Adaptation
BTEC Level 1 and Below No adaptations to assessments - Teaching and Learning guidance will be available shortly
Work-Based Learning Continue to adapt assessment as per our guidance updated for 2020/21 
Functional Skills and ESOL No adaptations to assessments - delivery guidance and support 
Essential Skills Wales Further information with regards to adaptations 
Centres who are new to BTEC from September 2020 Virtual remote activity and a desktop review of policies
Centres who were new to BTEC from April 2019, did not participate in a Quality Management Review (QMR) activity and who were not subject to either BTEC Lead SV visit or remote activity in 2019/20 Virtual remote activity and a desktop review of policies
Centres who may require additional support or guidance on quality management Virtual remote activity and a desktop review of policies
Centres who have existing BTEC provision and were subject to either BTEC Lead SV visit or remote activity Desktop thematic policy review