Given that public health restrictions are no longer in place, Ofqual and the DfE have confirmed that adaptations are no longer necessary for the academic year 2022-23 onwards. Therefore, any adaptations that were in place for 2021-2022 will no longer be available after 31 August 2022.
The government has decided that exams and assessments for vocational and technical qualifications (VTQs) and other general qualifications will take place in the academic year 2021 to 2022. The government recognises, however, that students who will be taking exams and assessments have experienced significant disruption to their education and that these students may also need continued support in the face of any further disruption.
Now that The Department for Education has set out the policy position that exams and assessments will take place in the academic year 2021 to 2022, Ofqual is changing the categorisation of qualifications and is moving all qualifications to Category A from 1st September 2021. This will permit awarding organisations to make adaptations to their assessments and qualifications but not to award results using alternative evidence, including TAGs.
The permitted adaptations should only be accessed where they are needed to mitigate the impact of lost learning, continued disruption and/or ongoing public health restrictions. The centre guidance documents below explain the adaptions AIM have permitted.
Animal Care (restricted qualification)
Applied Safety (restricted qualification)
Counselling L2 & L3
Counselling L4, L5, L6
Chrysalis Counselling (restricted qualification)
Education and Training
Instructing Violence Reduction
IQA and EQA
Weapons Maintenance (restricted qualification)