Updated 04 May

2020-21 Adaptations 
Covid-19

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, we understand the challenges you and your learners may be facing, particularly as a result of social distancing and other local restrictions and containment measures.

For 2021 Government intent is that that where assessments can continue to be delivered under normal conditions, provided this is in a safe manner, centres should continue to do so.

However, we have also been working collaboratively with other Awarding Organisations, Qualifications Regulators and Sector Bodies on some adaptations to support the delivery of assessments where restrictions are in place. These will not include any further use of centre assessment grades.

Please find information and guidance relating to adaptations for assessments and examinations due to take place through to summer 2021 on these pages. Please check them regularly for updates.


Guidance for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

Please visit the Nations pages for the latest updates on this site on our dedicated page.

Additional information and guidance will appear on those pages. Contact us with any urgent queries at centresupport@cityandguilds.com.


Latest news

Please find information and guidance relating to Dental, Health and Social Care in Wales and the apprenticeships standard for Hair Professional.

Find out important information and guidance on adaptations below.


Important guidance

Updated February 2021 – Qualification Adaptation Guidance

Please find our qualification assessment adaptation guidance below.

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Special Consideration Guidance

Please find our special considerations guidance below.

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Centre intention form – to apply adaptation

Please complete the 2020/21 Centre Adaptation Intention form if you are intending to apply adaptation to assessments.

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Sector and qualification specific guidance

Functional Skills and Core Maths

Functional Skills – adaptations guidance for 2020/2021

The following arrangements will be put in place for all Functional Skills centres, to help proactively mitigate against potential National and local impacts of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

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For the latest update and options for Functional Skills remote testing please visit our dedicated page.


Level 3 Certificate in Using and Applying Mathematics (Core Maths) (3849) - 2020/21 Delivery

There are no adaptations permitted to the assessment of this qualification. We are currently finalising the Summer 2021 exam dates.

The current provisional dates are:

  • Paper One - Mathematical Modelling:  20 May 2021 pm
  • Paper Two - Mathematical comprehension and Communicating with mathematics: 25 May 2025 pm

Pre-release material for the Summer 2020 exams will be available for download from this site in March 2021.

Delivering tests at home or at an employer’s site

As of January you can now use Microsoft Teams.

Our recent e-volve upgrade has meant we are now able to offer a more accessible solution for remote invigilation. In addition, the solution now allows users to use Microsoft Teams.

For more information please visit our dedicated pages;

Online test at home >

On screen tests at an employer site >

For the latest update and options for Functional Skills remote testing please visit our dedicated page.

Request MS Word versions of internally marked assessment materials

Please complete the form below to request MS Word versions of internally marked assessments such as:

  • Candidate packs
  • Question packs that are marked by the tutor or assessor
  • Assignment packs
  • Sample or practice material
  • Logbooks

We will aim to provide password protected word versions within five working days of a correctly submitted form. However, this may not always be possible depending on the type of qualification and on the number of assessments requested. 

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Updated 26 October – Sector guidance now available

Please find our assessment adaptation guidance for a number of sectors that outlines the adaptations approach per sector.

Automotive and Transport Maintenance

Adaptations guidance for 2020/2021

The following arrangements will be put in place for all Automotive and Transport Maintenance centres, to help proactively mitigate against potential National and local impacts of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

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Please sign up for our webinar that will cover this guidance.

Beauty and Complimentary therapies

Adaptations guidance for 2020/2021

The following arrangements will be put in place for all Beauty and Complimentary therapies centres, to help proactively mitigate against potential National and local impacts of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

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Building Services

Adaptations guidance for 2020/2021

The following arrangements will be put in place for all Building Services centres, to help proactively mitigate against potential National and local impacts of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

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Please sign up for our webinar that will cover this guidance.

Built Environment

Adaptations guidance for 2020/2021

The following arrangements will be put in place for all Built Environment centres, to help proactively mitigate against potential National and local impacts of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

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Business

Adaptations guidance for 2020/2021

The following arrangements will be put in place for all Business centres, to help proactively mitigate against potential National and local impacts of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

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Children

Adaptations guidance for 2020/2021

The following arrangements will be put in place for all Children centres, to help proactively mitigate against potential National and local impacts of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

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Please sign up for our webinar that will cover this guidance.

Construction

Adaptations guidance for 2020/2021

The following arrangements will be put in place for all Construction centres, to help proactively mitigate against potential National and local impacts of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

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Please sign up for our webinar that will cover this guidance.

Creative

Adaptations guidance for 2020/2021

For qualifications within our Creative portfolio, assessment should continue to be administered according to the guidance within the qualification handbook and assessment materials. If Covid-19 restrictions prevent assessments being conducted in line with requirements, assessments should be rescheduled to a later date. If this presents a challenge for you, please contact adaptation.quality@cityandguilds.com for further advice and support.

Digital/IT

Adaptations guidance for 2020/2021

The following arrangements will be put in place for all Digital/IT centres, to help proactively mitigate against potential National and local impacts of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

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Employability/Skills for Life

Adaptations guidance for 2020/2021

The following arrangements will be put in place for all Employability/Skills for Life centres, to help proactively mitigate against potential National and local impacts of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

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Engineering

Adaptations guidance for 2020/2021

The following arrangements will be put in place for all Engineering centres, to help proactively mitigate against potential National and local impacts of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

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ESOL

Adaptations guidance for 2020/2021

The following arrangements will be put in place for all ESOL centres, to help proactively mitigate against potential National and local impacts of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

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Essential Skills (Northern Ireland)

Adaptations guidance for 2020/2021

The following arrangements will be put in place for all Essential Skills (Northern Ireland) centres, to help proactively mitigate against potential National and local impacts of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

Please visit the Nations pages for the latest updates on our dedicated page.

Essential Skills (Wales)

Adaptations guidance for 2020/2021

The following arrangements will be put in place for all Essential Skills (Wales) centres, to help proactively mitigate against potential National and local impacts of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

Please visit the Nations pages for the latest updates on our dedicated page.

Extended Project Qualifications (EPQ)

Adaptations guidance for 2020/2021

The following arrangements will be put in place for all EPQ centres, to help proactively mitigate against potential National and local impacts of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.


Extended Project Qualification (2935)

2020/21 Delivery

There are no adaptations permitted for the assessments within this qualification. However, we have extended our submission window. The deadline for submission of learner evidence is 11 June 2021.

Hair

Adaptations guidance for 2020/2021

The following arrangements will be put in place for all Hair centres, to help proactively mitigate against potential National and local impacts of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

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Health and Care

Adaptations guidance for 2020/2021

The following arrangements will be put in place for all Health and Care centres, to help proactively mitigate against potential National and local impacts of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

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Hospitality and Catering

Adaptations guidance for 2020/2021

The following arrangements will be put in place for all Hospitality and Catering centres, to help proactively mitigate against potential National and local impacts of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

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Justice

Adaptations guidance for 2020/2021

The following arrangements will be put in place for all Justice centres, to help proactively mitigate against potential National and local impacts of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

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Land

Adaptations guidance for 2020/2021

The following arrangements will be put in place for all Land centres, to help proactively mitigate against potential National and local impacts of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

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Please sign up for our webinar that will cover this guidance.

Leadership and Management

Adaptations guidance for 2020/2021

The following arrangements will be put in place for all Leadership and Management centres, to help proactively mitigate against potential National and local impacts of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

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Learning

Adaptations guidance for 2020/2021

The following arrangements will be put in place for all Learning centres, to help proactively mitigate against potential National and local impacts of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

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You can also watch our webinar, download the slides or download the FAQs that cover this guidance.

We have released a newsletter for centres to remind them on the Learning adaptations for 2020-21.

Manufacturing

Adaptations guidance for 2020/2021

The following arrangements will be put in place for all Manufacturing therapies centres, to help proactively mitigate against potential National and local impacts of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

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Retail, Logistics and Warehousing

Adaptations guidance for 2020/2021

The following arrangements will be put in place for all Retail, Logistics and Warehousing centres, to help proactively mitigate against potential National and local impacts of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

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Security

Adaptations guidance for 2020/2021

The following arrangements will be put in place for all Security centres, to help proactively mitigate against potential National and local impacts of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

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Travel, Tourism and Aviation

Adaptations guidance for 2020/2021

The following arrangements will be put in place for all Travel, Tourism and Aviation centres, to help proactively mitigate against potential National and local impacts of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

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Utilities

Adaptations guidance for 2020/2021

The following arrangements will be put in place for all Utilities centres, to help proactively mitigate against potential National and local impacts of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

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Veterinary Nursing

City & Guilds Veterinary Nursing Qualifications (7457)

Find out about our plan for OSCES over the coming months on the page below:

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For any queries please contact;

Vet Nursing Quality team

T: 0300 303 5352

Lines open: Monday to Friday 08.30 to 17.00 GMT

E: VeterinaryNursing@cityandguilds.com

Speak to us

For more information please contact our teams who are happy to assist. Contact us with any urgent queries at centresupport@cityandguilds.com.