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More than half a million functional skills qualifications taken despite pandemic

Awarding organisations, colleges, training providers, schools and employers have been working hard to offer functional skills assessments that are safe and convenient for learners throughout the pandemic. This is incredibly important for learners hoping to complete an apprenticeship or progress in their chosen careers. Functional skills qualifications provide evidence of a student’s achievements relevant to the workplace.

Grading gaps in summer 2020 showed no signs of bias for disadvantaged students say Ofqual

@Ofqual has published 2 research reports that look at centre assessment grades.

Managing worries around results day – some strategies that might help

When we talk about worry around exams, we often focus on the exams themselves, or the process of revision and can forget that waiting to receive your results and results day itself can be just as worrying. This may be especially true while things are still different to ‘normal’.

Learning during the pandemic - Ofqual research series

A collection of 5 reports from @Ofqual studying aspects of learning during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in 2020 and 2021.

The value that Ofqual regulation can bring to the skills landscape

Simon Lebus spoke at the Inside Government Apprenticeship Conference about @Ofqual's role in vocational and technical qualification reform:

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