Updated 21 October

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 2020-21 Government intent is that that where assessments can continue to take place under normal conditions, provided these are in a safe manner, centres should continue to do so.

However, we have also been working collaboratively with other Awarding Organisations 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.

We will publish any information and guidance relating to adaptations for assessments and examinations due to take place throughout the remainder of 2020 and until summer 2021 on these pages in the coming days. Please check them regularly for updates.

Ofqual consultation – latest update

Ofqual have been consulting on the assessment and awarding of Vocational, Technical and other General Qualifications in 2020 to 2021, as they finalise the establishment of a new regulatory framework and associated statutory guidance. Read more about the consultation and responses.

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 more about adaptations for each area below.

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.

Download the guidance

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.


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.

Technicals

City & Guilds Technical Qualifications – contingency arrangements for 2020/2021 academic year.

The following arrangements will be put in place for all Technical Qualification centres from September 2020, to help proactively mitigate against potential National and local impacts of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

Download the guidance

For any queries on Technical Qualifications please contact;

Technicals Quality team

T: 0300 303 5352

Lines open: Monday to Friday 08.30 to 17.00 GMT

E: technicals.quality@cityandguilds.com

Adaptations to qualifications

We are currently reviewing and confirming adaptations for 2020-21 and will add additional information and guidance shortly. Contact us with any urgent queries at centresupport@cityandguilds.com.

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.

ESOL

We are currently reviewing and confirming adaptations for 2020-21 and will add additional information and guidance shortly. Contact us with any urgent queries at centresupport@cityandguilds.com.

Veterinary Nursing

City & Guilds Veterinary Nursing Qualifications (7457)

Find out about our plan for OSCES over the coming months, plus information on the alternative to the OSCE examinations (VN-PBA) on the page below:

View the page >

 

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

End-point Assessment

We are currently reviewing and confirming adaptations for 2020-21 and will add additional information and guidance shortly. Contact us with any urgent queries at centresupport@cityandguilds.com.

For the list of the most up to date dispensations for various standards for EPA, please visit our EPA FAQ page.

Delivering on screen tests at an employer site

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.

Centre intention form – to apply adaptation

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

Complete the form

Updated 23 October - Sector guidance now available

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

Adult Care

Adaptations guidance for 2020/2021

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

Adaptations guidance for this sector will be published here in the coming days.

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

Automotive

Adaptations guidance for 2020/2021

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

Adaptations guidance for this sector will be published here in the coming days.

Beauty & Complimentary therapies

Adaptations guidance for 2020/2021

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

Adaptations guidance for this sector will be published here in the coming days.

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.

Adaptations guidance for this sector will be published here in the coming days.

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

Building 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.

Adaptations guidance for this sector will be published here in the coming days.

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.

Adaptations guidance for this sector will be published here in the coming days.

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

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.

Adaptations guidance for this sector will be published here in the coming days.

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.

Adaptations guidance for this sector will be published here in the coming days.

Creative

Adaptations guidance for 2020/2021

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

Adaptations guidance for this sector will be published here in the coming days.

Dental Nursing

Adaptations guidance for 2020/2021

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

Download the guidance

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.

Adaptations guidance for this sector will be published here in the coming days.

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.

Adaptations guidance for this sector will be published here in the coming days.

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.

Adaptations guidance for this sector will be published here in the coming days.

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.

Adaptations guidance for this sector will be published here in the coming days.

Essential Skills Northern Ireland (ESNI)

Adaptations guidance for 2020/2021

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

Adaptations guidance for this sector will be published here in the coming days.

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.

Adaptations guidance for this sector will be published here in the coming days.

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.

Adaptations guidance for this sector will be published here in the coming days.

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

Hospitality & Catering

Adaptations guidance for 2020/2021

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

Adaptations guidance for this sector will be published here in the coming days.

Health and Social Care

Adaptations guidance for 2020/2021

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

Adaptations guidance for this sector will be published here in the coming days.

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

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.

Download the guidance

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.

Adaptations guidance for this sector will be published here in the coming days.

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

Leadership & Management

Adaptations guidance for 2020/2021

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

Adaptations guidance for this sector will be published here in the coming days.

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.

Adaptations guidance for this sector will be published here in the coming days.

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

Logistics and Warehousing

Adaptations guidance for 2020/2021

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

Adaptations guidance for this sector will be published here in the coming days.

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.

Adaptations guidance for this sector will be published here in the coming days.

Retail

Adaptations guidance for 2020/2021

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

Adaptations guidance for this sector will be published here in the coming days.

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.

Download the guidance

Transport Maintenance

Adaptations guidance for 2020/2021

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

Adaptations guidance for this sector will be published here in the coming days.

Travel & Tourism

Adaptations guidance for 2020/2021

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

Adaptations guidance for this sector will be published here in the coming days.

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.