This document sets out Ofqual’s General Conditions of Recognition (and associated requirements) – the rules we have set for all the qualifications and organisations we regulate. It also includes our guidance on how to comply with these rules.
All regulated awarded organisations have a legal obligation to:
comply with these rules on an ongoing basis
have regard to this guidance
How to use this handbook
Rules about governance of awarding organisations, including management of conflicts of interest, risks, incidents and malpractice
Rules about the relationship between awarding organisations and Ofqual, including in relation to Responsible Officers, reporting of information and the use of Ofqual’s logo
Rules about arrangements with third parties, including Centres and publishers
General rules, including about qualification fitness for purpose and accessibility, and about reviewing approach, enquiries and complaints, withdrawing qualifications and information for teachers.
Rules about qualification design and development, including about qualification titling, qualification specifications, credit, and qualification size and level.
Rules about providing information on qualification fees and feature, packaging qualifications with other products or services, and invoicing
Rules about setting and delivering assessments, including about the language of assessments, maintaining confidentiality of assessments, reasonable adjustments and special consideration
Rules about marking, Centre Assessments Standards Scrutiny (including Moderation), setting specified levels of attainment and results
Rules about appeals, complaints and the content, design and issuing of certificates
How to interpret our rules, including defined terms
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