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Regulatory IT Systems (RITS) Roadshow Presentation
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Regulatory IT Systems (RITS) Roadshow Presentation
Regulatory IT Systems (RITS) Roadshow Presentation
Regulatory IT Systems (RITS) Roadshow Presentation
Regulatory IT Systems (RITS) Roadshow Presentation
Regulatory IT Systems (RITS) Roadshow Presentation
Regulatory IT Systems (RITS) Roadshow Presentation
Regulatory IT Systems (RITS) Roadshow Presentation
Regulatory IT Systems (RITS) Roadshow Presentation
Regulatory IT Systems (RITS) Roadshow Presentation
Regulatory IT Systems (RITS) Roadshow Presentation
Regulatory IT Systems (RITS) Roadshow Presentation
Regulatory IT Systems (RITS) Roadshow Presentation
Regulatory IT Systems (RITS) Roadshow Presentation
Regulatory IT Systems (RITS) Roadshow Presentation
Regulatory IT Systems (RITS) Roadshow Presentation
Regulatory IT Systems (RITS) Roadshow Presentation
Regulatory IT Systems (RITS) Roadshow Presentation
Regulatory IT Systems (RITS) Roadshow Presentation
Regulatory IT Systems (RITS) Roadshow Presentation
Regulatory IT Systems (RITS) Roadshow Presentation
Regulatory IT Systems (RITS) Roadshow Presentation
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Regulatory IT Systems (RITS) Roadshow Presentation

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Regulatory IT Systems (RITS) Roadshow Presentation, January 2011.

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  • Ofqual has made a commitment to the full and proper regulation of the Qualifications and Credit Framework through our regulatory systems Ofqual had to deliver RITS before the old systems were decommissioned as part of the DfE/QCDA closure plan RITS takes Ofqual forward in delivering the transformational changes, but there is a long way to go Until Ofqual makes the transition from the old ways of working to the new RITS will have to accommodate old and new processes Ofqual must publish and maintain a list of: recognised awarding organisations what descriptions of qualifications they are recognised to offer their specific regulated qualifications Where possible Ofqual should reduce the bureaucratic burden
  • RITS is not a qualifications development tool, it is a regulatory instrument to ease the burden of submitting information required by the regulator RITS enforces regulation where (QCF) units once banked should not be amended, we relaxed this functionality for a short period after go-live to allow AOs to correct data issues RITS is not a review tool and therefore there is no longer a dialogue (review) phase. Qualifications should only be submitted when they are complete and are suitable (in state/format) for submission onto the Register RITS/The Register demands less information, it is not a repository of information to promote qualifications
  • Ofqual agreed the following concessions prior to go-live that have now been fixed
  • AOs raised a number of issues in the live/production environment that we have now fixed Change to allow users to amend and reorder unit learning outcomes and assessment criteria fields within core RITS for a limited time period (until the end of February 2011) Qualification/structure amendment should require a new supporting document Ensure the Register ASL file exports are not truncated and include the entire search results. Miscellaneous fixes required to address learning outcome and assessment criteria anomalies Change to include the appropriate sub-levels for entry level qualifications Ensure the full set of search results are displayed on all search screen on the Register and improve the navigation of search results Allow search results to be sorted correctly by date Provide export file of Qualifications performance measures on the Register Provision of a ‘confidential’ box for uploaded documents
  • We have incorporated any remaining issues with your feedback with our release schedule Provide appropriate lists of organisations on each search pages on the Register. Restrict to just show recognised organisations on qualifications search; unit owning organizations on unit search). 31/01/2011 CSV exports from RITS are truncated to 250 records. Ensure export files are not truncated and include the entire search results. 31/01/2011 Ensure the full set of search results are displayed on all search screen on RITS and improve the navigation of search results 31/01/2011 Add hyperlink to the structures on the Unit Usage page so that they can be easily navigated to from this page. 31/01/2011 The temporary facility to amend units will be removed 28/02/2011 Allow the searching by unit or structure reference, qualification number with or without the ‘/’ separators 28/02/2011 Provide Welsh language display for the Register 31/03/2011 Include the Language (English/Welsh) in which unit offered in RITS as an additional filed for the unit at the point of inclusion in a qualification. 31/03/2011 Miscellaneous user interface enhancements to RITS 31/03/2011
  • This release mainly affects Ofqual activities and our use of RITS.
  • Ofqual is different and we know that AO needs are different in light of the changes that are taking place, the ways we are working with you
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    • 1. Welcome to the Regulatory IT Systems (RITS) Roadshow January 2011
    • 2. Objectives <ul><li>By the end of the session you will: </li></ul><ul><li>Have a better understanding of the new Regulation landscape </li></ul><ul><li>Improve your understanding on how RITS will support regulation now and in the future </li></ul><ul><li>Be able to review RITS developments so far </li></ul><ul><li>Have an understanding of future developments and how it will affect your awarding organisation </li></ul><ul><li>Have a chance to tell us your views on both the Register of Regulated Qualifications and RITS </li></ul><ul><li>Know where to go to for any further or technical help </li></ul>
    • 3. Building RITS to support Regulation now and in the future
    • 4. Setting the scene <ul><li>Ofqual is a new regulator with new objectives, powers and duties </li></ul><ul><li>Key milestones to date </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ASCL Act and Consultation on our powers (Nov / Dec 2009) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vesting & transitional regulatory arrangements (April 2010) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Current consultations and the launch of RITS (Oct 2010) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need for a flexible platform to deliver our statutory objectives … BUT </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Profound changes to the public sector environment </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cost savings measures </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Removal of other agencies </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    • 5. From transition to transformation <ul><li>Consultation on the strategic regulation of awarding organisations – 19 October 2010 – 31 January 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>See also consultations on economic regulation and on complaints and appeals </li></ul><ul><li>Awarding organisations are responsible for the quality and standard of their units and qualifications </li></ul>
    • 6. The story so far…… <ul><li>Regulating Awarding Organisations rather than individual qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>Move from accreditation end dates to review dates </li></ul><ul><li>Shift from language of accredited qualifications to regulated qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>Contact points for all AOs </li></ul><ul><li>Changed QCDA remit ahead of closure </li></ul>
    • 7. Future chapters…… <ul><li>Application of new conditions of recognition </li></ul><ul><li>End of universal approach to accrediting qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>More targeted interventions – risk-based </li></ul>
    • 8. Transformation <ul><li>Does not mean business as usual </li></ul><ul><li>Does not mean tweaking the old to become the new </li></ul><ul><li>Does means change – including of behaviour and of relationship </li></ul><ul><li>Ofqual is a regulator not a development agency </li></ul>
    • 9. Consequently…… <ul><li>RITS is a regulatory not a developmental tool </li></ul>
    • 10. The Register <ul><li>Ofqual has a statutory duty to publish a register of recognised awarding organisations and regulated qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>The Register is not a marketing tool – it is a factual record of the organisations and the qualifications we regulate </li></ul>
    • 11. Looking ahead <ul><li>Not all qualifications will be subject to an accreditation requirement - they must be correctly entered on to RITS if they are to be correctly entered onto the Register </li></ul><ul><li>Qualifications that are subject to an accreditation requirement can only be accredited if the criteria are met </li></ul><ul><li>Risk assessments – of awarding organisations and their qualifications </li></ul>
    • 12. Ofqual as a strategic regulator <ul><li>Principles of good regulation </li></ul><ul><li>Regulating at the level of the organisation, rather than at ‘product’ level (primarily) </li></ul><ul><li>Requires awarding organisations to be accountable for the quality and standards of their units and qualifications and for the efficiency with which they operate </li></ul>
    • 13. Next steps for RITS <ul><li>As our regulatory approaches change RITS and the Register will need to too… </li></ul><ul><li>However no guarantee of funding for enhancing functionality beyond March </li></ul><ul><li>Ofqual is committed to transforming its approach and change will happen </li></ul>
    • 14. The RITS developments to date and future activities planned
    • 15. Re-cap on why RITS was needed? <ul><li>WBA was due to be stopped as part of the QCDA closure plan </li></ul><ul><li>RITS will deliver the transformational changes </li></ul><ul><li>RITS has to accommodate old and new ways of working </li></ul><ul><li>Ofqual must publish and maintain a Register of: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>recognised AOs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>descriptions of qualifications AOs are recognised to offer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>AO specific regulated qualifications </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>A regulation system that is efficient as well as effective </li></ul>
    • 16. What we have delivered <ul><ul><ul><li>AO recognition permissions set up in RITS </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Clearly defined data structures to represent QCF and NQF qualifications </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The ability for AOs and unit and RoC submitters to add, amend (including extend), withdraw qualifications, units or their components </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Validation of submitted qualification structures </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Support the decision process for selecting which qualification is subject to the accreditation requirement </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Communication of accreditation decisions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Recognised organisations and regulated qualifications showing on the Register of Regulated Qualifications </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Interfaces to other organisations that need to use qualifications data (SFA, QCDA) </li></ul></ul></ul>
    • 17. What RITS does NOT support <ul><ul><ul><li>We have developed RITS to support our new approach to regulation, therefore: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>You won’t be able to develop qualifications in RITS </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Once banked QCF units cannot be amended </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>There is no longer a dialogue (review) phase </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Qualifications should only be submitted when they are complete and are suitable (in state/format) for submission onto the Register </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>We do not need RITS/The Register to store AO information that promotes qualifications </li></ul></ul></ul>
    • 18. Enhancements already made <ul><li>Enabling the function for amending NQF qualifications (legacy format) </li></ul><ul><li>Selection of multiple units for bulk review </li></ul><ul><li>Correction of some data migration problems </li></ul><ul><li>Enable the function to amend qualifications and structures </li></ul><ul><li>CSV exports from the Register were truncated to 250 records. Ensure export files are not truncated and include the entire search results. </li></ul><ul><li>Include a search parameter for Qualification Type in the Register Search Qualifications page </li></ul><ul><li>Better structure validation and clearer error messages </li></ul><ul><li>Register view of ASL including by qualification </li></ul><ul><li>The extension of QCF qualifications beyond five years from start </li></ul>
    • 19. We’ve started to address your feedback <ul><li>Allow users to amend and reorder unit learning outcomes and assessment criteria fields within core RITS until the end of Feb 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Qualification/structure amendment will require a new supporting document </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure the Register ASL file exports are not truncated </li></ul><ul><li>Addressed learning outcome and assessment criteria anomalies </li></ul><ul><li>Include the appropriate sub-levels for entry level qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure the full set of search results are displayed on all search screen on the Register and improve the navigation of search results </li></ul><ul><li>Allow search results to be sorted correctly by date </li></ul><ul><li>Export file of Qualifications performance measures on the Register </li></ul><ul><li>Provision of a confidential box for uploaded documents </li></ul>
    • 20. RITS January 2011 <ul><li>Provides further functionality to enhance the usability of RITS and the Register of Regulated Qualifications: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to transfer ownership of QCF units </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Make full search results available in the RITS user interface </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Creation of spreadsheets for ASL catalogue </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Implement the new file downloads </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reference data maintenance </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>View audit trails </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Alerting and limited workflow between regulators and regulated organisations </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Improve the create unit and Rules of Combination (structures) default settings </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provide more appropriate organisation search lists for unit and qualification searches on the Register </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    • 21. RITS February 2011 <ul><li>Provides further functionality to enhance the usability of RITS and the Register of Regulated Qualifications: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Will remove the functionality to amend units </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provide online support for the Recognition process </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provide a mechanism to upload and track data submissions requested by Ofqual </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Allow more flexible searching of unit, structure and qualification numbers </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Include a number of miscellaneous user interface improvements to RITS and the Register </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    • 22. RITS March 2011 <ul><li>Provides IT solutions for other Ofqual activities such as statistics, economic regulation and monitoring: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Welsh Language display on the Register </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The ability to identify units offered in Welsh at the point of inclusion in a qualification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improvements to search functionality on RITS and the Register </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide the ability to maintain a fees hyperlink in RITS to be displayed on the Register (subject to outcome of consultation). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Capture statistical and performance data from AOs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support document sharing between regulatory teams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alerting and notification for work flow between regulatory teams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Specified reporting functions for Regulators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Functionality to support risk based regulation </li></ul></ul>
    • 23. Minimising the impact on AOs <ul><ul><ul><li>We will: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Improve the content of the user manual and will include the feedback we have received from AOs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Update the user manual to support each release going forward </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Communicate the availability of the training environment more effectively </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Re-configure the RITS AO User Group </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Arrange IT workshops for AOs that wish to make link the RITS web interfaces and file downloads with their own IT systems </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Run RITS Surgeries (drop-in) sessions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Improve our helpdesk and fault tracking system </li></ul></ul></ul>
    • 24. Help and support <ul><li>Operational briefings have gone to all awarding organisations </li></ul><ul><li>There is a user guide and help text attached to RITS </li></ul><ul><li>There is a RITS information page on the Ofqual website ( www.ofqual.gov.uk/rits ) where you will find user resources including the training environment and FAQs </li></ul><ul><li>If you need help or support, you can call our helpdesk on 0300 303 3346 or email [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Technical support will be provided by our suppliers, but all calls will be logged through Ofqual and redirected appropriately </li></ul>

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