Covid-19

Updated 15 October

Supporting customers –
Covid-19

Important updates for Functional Skills and End-Point Assessment

On 14 October 2020 it was confirmed that extensions to Legacy Functional Skills would be put in place to 31 July 2021. The temporary suspension of the rule requiring level 2 apprentices to study towards, and attempt, level 2 functional skills exams to 31 March 2021 was also confirmed.

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We understand that these are extraordinary and unprecedented times, and we are working closely with education providers, employers and governments to monitor the Covid-19 situation, and putting in place measures to support our employees, customers and stakeholders.

We appreciate that as your situation changes you will have many questions and concerns on delivery and supporting your learners and apprentices. From end-point assessment events to specific queries on certification or finance, we are on-hand to guide you through this difficult time.

FY20/21 adaptations guidance

Please find the latest adaptations guidance on this page for the coming academic year.

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End-point assessment

For EPA customers - please read our guidance, FAQs and updates on this page, which will updated on a regular basis.

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Veterinary Nursing

Information and documents relating to the Patient-based Assessment (PBA) and Covid-safe OSCEs.

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Mitigation approaches - VRQs & NVQs

Please read our guidance including the scope of qualifications and learners.

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Updates for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

Latest guidance and statements for those delivering qualifications in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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Functional Skills and Core Maths

If you are delivering Functional Skills (3748 legacy) & (4748 reformed) and/or Using and Applying Mathematics (3849) (Core Maths), please view our latest guidance and FAQs.

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Taking online tests at home

Updates on delivering City & Guilds E-volve tests remotely at home.

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Hard copy certificates

Please find more information on the temporary suspension of the print and delivery of hard copy certificates, and e-certs options.

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Centre/EQA declaration form

Online declaration forms.

Centre declaration form

EQA declaration form

Free Covid-19 course

This free e-learning module enables individuals with essential health and safety knowledge for a safe return to the workplace, and receive a digital credential.

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Delivering on screen tests at an employer site

Guidance for the running of City & Guilds E-volve on screen tests.

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General FAQs

Please find guidance to issues such as Test Papers and Returns and E-certs here.

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