Getting to grips with RITS 14 October 2010
Welcome and overview of the session Fiona Pethick Director of Regulation
Objectives  <ul><li>Our objectives for the session are to provide for you: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An understanding of the r...
RITS is a key milestone in the Ofqual journey <ul><li>ASCL Act and Consultation on our powers (Nov/Dec 2009)  </li></ul><u...
Why are we changing the systems? <ul><li>Ofqual cannot deliver its regulatory commitments on unsupported  systems  that ca...
Key messages <ul><li>RITS goes live on 25 October that enables us all to stop using WBA and NDAQ </li></ul><ul><li>It won’...
Introducing RITS Sue McGlynn RITS Super User
Introducing RITS and the Register <ul><li>Moving on from using the pilot </li></ul><ul><li>The underlying assumptions on w...
Moving out of the pilot <ul><li>All Awarding Organisations and unit and RoC submitters have had access to the RITS pilot s...
Assumptions underlying RITS <ul><li>AO recognition and unit and rule of combination (RoC) submitter approval  </li></ul><u...
Assumptions underlying RITS (continued) <ul><li>Accreditation requirement </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>RITS has been buil...
Policy underlying RITS (continued) <ul><li>Qualifications will be formally structured  </li></ul><ul><li>Each constituent ...
Other changes <ul><li>Review dates for documents  </li></ul><ul><li>Qualification dates </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Date...
Other changes continued <ul><li>Age ranges and funding </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>AOs state the age ranges that a quali...
Other changes continued <ul><li>‘Countries offered in’  is limited to England, Wales and Northern Ireland </li></ul><ul><l...
The Register of Regulated Qualifications <ul><li>A three-country badged web-site hosted on the Ofqual website that replace...
Information on the Register <ul><li>Recognised awarding organisations are listed on the Register; approved unit and RoC su...
Refreshment break and networking opportunity
RITS demonstration Catherine Adler Manager for Accreditation Services
Introduction <ul><li>Login </li></ul><ul><li>Navigation </li></ul><ul><li>Operational Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Build a Quali...
Where to find RITS and the Register <ul><li>RITS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://rits.ofqual.gov.uk </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Th...
Getting to grips with RITS 14 October 2010
RITS demonstration Catherine Adler Manager for Accreditation Services
Login screen
Navigation – drop down menus
Navigation – Where to find help
Operational plan - overview
Plan of provision - Recognitions and Approvals
Plan of provision - Recognition Permissions
Accreditation requirements
Units
Create QCF unit
Create QCF unit – Learning outcomes and assessment criteria
Bank QCF unit
Confirm bank unit
Banked QCF unit detail screen
Amend QCF unit
Search units
Search my units
Search my units - Unit statuses
Search unit bank
Review units (confirmation screen)
Structures
Create QCF Rules of Combination (RoC)
Confirmation of create RoC
Adding groups to a RoC (1)
Adding groups to a RoC (2)
Linking units to groups
Validating a RoC
Valid RoC
Banking a RoC
Copying a RoC
Qualifications
Create qualifications
Add qualification information (1 )
Add qualification information (2)
Add qualification information (3)
Created qualification
Maintain expected uptake/Configure documents
Add qualification expected uptakes
Link accreditation document (for example SSC Support)
Submit qualification for regulation
Submitted qualification with an accreditation requirement
Qualification rejected by the Regulators
Qualification accepted by the Regulators
Set end dates
Review qualifications
 
 
Closing remarks Fiona Pethick Director of Regulation
What happens next? <ul><li>Tomorrow,  WBA will shut down at 17.00 hours </li></ul><ul><li>NDAQ will continue to be availab...
Help and support <ul><li>Operational briefings have gone to all awarding organisations  </li></ul><ul><li>There will be a ...
We hope that you are leaving here: <ul><li>With a better understanding of RITS (Release 1) </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing what ...
<ul><li>Thank you for your attendance </li></ul>
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Getting to grips with RITS

  1. 1. Getting to grips with RITS 14 October 2010
  2. 2. Welcome and overview of the session Fiona Pethick Director of Regulation
  3. 3. Objectives <ul><li>Our objectives for the session are to provide for you: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An understanding of the reasons behind the system changes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A demonstration of RITS and the Register of Recognised Qualifications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information on the timeline to the next release </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Details of future developments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information about where you can access further information and support </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. RITS is a key milestone in the Ofqual journey <ul><li>ASCL Act and Consultation on our powers (Nov/Dec 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Vesting & transitional regulatory arrangements (April 2010) </li></ul><ul><li>Our next consultations on: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Transition to transformation’ & Economic Regulation (Oct 2010) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Single Equality Scheme & Examinations Appeal Board (Nov 2010) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Release 1 RITS (25 October 2010) …and other releases to Jan 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Transition to new regulatory model – throughout 2011-12 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why are we changing the systems? <ul><li>Ofqual cannot deliver its regulatory commitments on unsupported systems that cannot be developed due to stability issues </li></ul><ul><li>Ofqual needs a flexible platform to deliver its statutory obligation under the Apprenticeship Skills Children and Learning (ASCL) Act </li></ul><ul><li>Ofqual must publish and maintain a list of: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>recognised awarding organisations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>what descriptions of qualifications they are recognised to offer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>their specific regulated qualifications </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Ofqual can remove the bureaucratic burden from awarding organisations through more effective deployment of IT solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Ofqual has made a commitment to the full and proper regulation of the Qualifications and Credit Framework through our regulatory systems </li></ul>
  6. 6. Key messages <ul><li>RITS goes live on 25 October that enables us all to stop using WBA and NDAQ </li></ul><ul><li>It won’t be perfect on day 1, but it is a huge step forward and only the beginning </li></ul><ul><li>There will be a further release during November with improved functionality and further releases in 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>You will have a user guide and help text to assist and contact points to ask questions – all available at www.ofqual.gov.uk/RITS </li></ul><ul><li>You will have access to a shared training environment </li></ul>
  7. 7. Introducing RITS Sue McGlynn RITS Super User
  8. 8. Introducing RITS and the Register <ul><li>Moving on from using the pilot </li></ul><ul><li>The underlying assumptions on which RITS has been built </li></ul><ul><li>Development of the Register </li></ul>
  9. 9. Moving out of the pilot <ul><li>All Awarding Organisations and unit and RoC submitters have had access to the RITS pilot since July </li></ul><ul><li>You have set up basic data and users have been set up </li></ul><ul><li>All the data you have input to the pilot will be available in RITS </li></ul>
  10. 10. Assumptions underlying RITS <ul><li>AO recognition and unit and rule of combination (RoC) submitter approval </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>An organisation’s ‘plan of provision’ will be carried over into RITS </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Recognition is an off-line process supported by the exchange of documents through the document store. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Awarding organisations will have recognition numbers </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Assumptions underlying RITS (continued) <ul><li>Accreditation requirement </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>RITS has been built to allow some qualifications to go straight to the Register without an accreditation process. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>AOs will be able to see their accreditation requirements within RITS </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>There will be no differentiation on the Register between qualifications subject to the accreditation requirement and those that are not </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>All qualifications will be subject to the accreditation requirement until new criteria and processes are implemented after consultation. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Policy underlying RITS (continued) <ul><li>Qualifications will be formally structured </li></ul><ul><li>Each constituent part will have an identification number </li></ul><ul><li>Routes through a qualification will be described in free text as at present but will be automatically generated in later releases. </li></ul><ul><li>RITS will not collect answers to accreditation criteria questions </li></ul>
  13. 13. Other changes <ul><li>Review dates for documents </li></ul><ul><li>Qualification dates </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Date of regulation </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Operational start date </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Review date </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Operational end date </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Certification end date </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Current accreditation end dates will be migrated as review dates </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Other changes continued <ul><li>Age ranges and funding </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>AOs state the age ranges that a qualification is suitable for, which shows on the Register </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Within RITS, AOs say whether they wish the qualification to be considered for funding </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>AOs give permission within RITS for this information to be passed across a data interface to SFA and YPLA </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Other changes continued <ul><li>‘Countries offered in’ is limited to England, Wales and Northern Ireland </li></ul><ul><li>SSC approval of a qualification will be collect within RITS via </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A check box </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The name of the approving SSC </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>An SSC identifier </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Documentary evidence from the SSC </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. The Register of Regulated Qualifications <ul><li>A three-country badged web-site hosted on the Ofqual website that replaces NDAQ </li></ul><ul><li>The means by which Ofqual fulfils the statutory requirement placed upon it by the ASCL Act to provide a public list of: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>recognised awarding organisations </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>what descriptions of qualifications they are recognised to offer </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>their specific regulated qualifications </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Information on the Register <ul><li>Recognised awarding organisations are listed on the Register; approved unit and RoC submitters are not. </li></ul><ul><li>The register will show an organisation’s recognition by qualification type/sub-type. </li></ul><ul><li>Regulated qualifications will be shown on the Register but there will be no differentiation between those subject to the accreditation requirement and those not. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Refreshment break and networking opportunity
  19. 19. RITS demonstration Catherine Adler Manager for Accreditation Services
  20. 20. Introduction <ul><li>Login </li></ul><ul><li>Navigation </li></ul><ul><li>Operational Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Build a Qualification </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Units </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Structures (Rules of Combination) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Qualifications </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Submit a Qualification for Regulation </li></ul><ul><li>The Register of Regulated Qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>Where to find help </li></ul>
  21. 21. Where to find RITS and the Register <ul><li>RITS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://rits.ofqual.gov.uk </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Register </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://register.ofqual.gov.uk </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Via the Ofqual website: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.ofqual.gov.uk/rits </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Getting to grips with RITS 14 October 2010
  23. 23. RITS demonstration Catherine Adler Manager for Accreditation Services
  24. 24. Login screen
  25. 25. Navigation – drop down menus
  26. 26. Navigation – Where to find help
  27. 27. Operational plan - overview
  28. 28. Plan of provision - Recognitions and Approvals
  29. 29. Plan of provision - Recognition Permissions
  30. 30. Accreditation requirements
  31. 31. Units
  32. 32. Create QCF unit
  33. 33. Create QCF unit – Learning outcomes and assessment criteria
  34. 34. Bank QCF unit
  35. 35. Confirm bank unit
  36. 36. Banked QCF unit detail screen
  37. 37. Amend QCF unit
  38. 38. Search units
  39. 39. Search my units
  40. 40. Search my units - Unit statuses
  41. 41. Search unit bank
  42. 42. Review units (confirmation screen)
  43. 43. Structures
  44. 44. Create QCF Rules of Combination (RoC)
  45. 45. Confirmation of create RoC
  46. 46. Adding groups to a RoC (1)
  47. 47. Adding groups to a RoC (2)
  48. 48. Linking units to groups
  49. 49. Validating a RoC
  50. 50. Valid RoC
  51. 51. Banking a RoC
  52. 52. Copying a RoC
  53. 53. Qualifications
  54. 54. Create qualifications
  55. 55. Add qualification information (1 )
  56. 56. Add qualification information (2)
  57. 57. Add qualification information (3)
  58. 58. Created qualification
  59. 59. Maintain expected uptake/Configure documents
  60. 60. Add qualification expected uptakes
  61. 61. Link accreditation document (for example SSC Support)
  62. 62. Submit qualification for regulation
  63. 63. Submitted qualification with an accreditation requirement
  64. 64. Qualification rejected by the Regulators
  65. 65. Qualification accepted by the Regulators
  66. 66. Set end dates
  67. 67. Review qualifications
  68. 70. Closing remarks Fiona Pethick Director of Regulation
  69. 71. What happens next? <ul><li>Tomorrow, WBA will shut down at 17.00 hours </li></ul><ul><li>NDAQ will continue to be available until the Register goes live but won’t be updated </li></ul><ul><li>Your data will be migrated to RITS </li></ul><ul><li>We will test the data in RITS and in the Register </li></ul><ul><li>At midday on 25 October - RITS and the Register will go live! </li></ul><ul><li>Redirects from WBA and NDAQ will be in place </li></ul>
  70. 72. Help and support <ul><li>Operational briefings have gone to all awarding organisations </li></ul><ul><li>There will be a user guide and help text attached to RITS </li></ul><ul><li>There will be a RITS information page on the Ofqual website ( www.ofqual.gov.uk/RITS ) where you will find the user guide, FAQs and other messages about RITS </li></ul><ul><li>Organisations will have access to a training version of RITS </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>
  71. 73. We hope that you are leaving here: <ul><li>With a better understanding of RITS (Release 1) </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing what you will need to do on and after 25 October </li></ul><ul><li>Feeling better informed </li></ul><ul><li>Confident that you will be able to work with RITS </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing that support is at hand: contact [email_address] </li></ul>
  72. 74. <ul><li>Thank you for your attendance </li></ul>

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