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  • Vocational Education in England The View from the Regulator Fiona Pethick, Director of Regulation 25 th January 2011
  • Regulation – Our mission
    • As the independent regulator, Ofqual strives to secure qualifications, examinations and assessments that are valued and trusted by learners, users and the wider public
  • The importance of qualifications
        • Motivate and demonstrate achievement
        • Provide a clear and understandable route for progression
        • AND
        • Meet the recognised needs of employers
  • Regulating awarding organisations
        • We undertake our regulatory duty by:
          • Acting in accordance with the principles of better regulation
          • Basing our decisions on evidence
          • Targeting our interventions
          • Engaging fairly and openly with regulated organisations
          • Using proportionate enforcement sanctions where necessary
          • Contributing evidence-based advice on policy options
          • Making sure our staff have the right skills and knowledge
  • Regulating awarding organisations
        • We require awarding organisations to:
          • Be accountable for the quality and standards of the qualifications they award and the efficiency with which they operate
          • Make sure their organisation behaves in accordance with the conditions of recognition
          • Respect Ofqual’s role as regulator and cooperate with us
          • Take remedial action if things go wrong, and notify us promptly
  • Ofqual’s response to the Wolf Review
        • Regulation applies to all qualifications
        • The regulator’s role is to provide a quality benchmark for qualifications and secure fitness-for-purpose
        • Ofqual will hold awarding organisations accountable for quality and standards
        • Vocational qualifications for young learners must contribute to progression routes
        • Providers’ performance measures should not distort choice or create inefficiency in the system
        • A single framework will embrace qualifications of different design and assessment models
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