Publishing these Guidelines today, 3rd July 2020, the Quality in Careers Director – Paul Chubb – said
“Our approach is to trust the professional judgement of Assessors whilst setting out Guidelines for all Awarding Bodies to follow (now published for Schools & Colleges to see on our website). These Guidelines are intended to be enabling not constraining. They offer overarching principles to ensure consistency of practice, whilst enabling Awarding Bodies to respond to the challenges of physical distancing required as a result of COVID-19 in their operational areas.
1.2 The Board is committed to ensuring that our Guidelines support rigorous ongoing assessment against the published national criteria for the Standard, whilst providing scope for innovative and creative use of digital technology by Awarding Bodies. These Guidelines should be read alongside the Assessment Guide – there are no changes to the national criteria.”