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News January 2021

Consultation on Awarding Organisations launched by Ofqual

Monday, 18 January 2021

On the 15th January 2021, Ofqual announced that in conjunction with the Department for Education they would be consulting on the awarding arrangements for vocational and technical qualifications.

Information on the proposed approach to awarding vocational grades following the cancellations of exams can be found here.

Ofqual would like to hear from those who have an interest in the outcome of the consultation including, teachers, exams officers, learners, or the parents or carers of learners. If you would like to contribute to this consultation and share your views before the 29th January 2021 at 11.45 pm when the consultation will close, please use this link.


Open College Network West Midlands is pleased to reiterate that we remain fully open for business. This has been the situation for all of 2020 with all of our energy directed into providing Centres with the support they need, when they need it.

All registrations and results will continue to be processed in the usual way and certificates will be issued electronically until we can safely return back to the office.
The team are ready to provide support as required, please continue to contact them on their usual e-mail addresses and via our main office telephone number, 01902 624230.
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