Update on 2021 assessments

25 February 2021

David Phillips, Managing Director City & Guilds and ILM said: “Following the Government’s recent announcements about the awarding of qualifications and apprenticeships in 2021, we are now working in collaboration with regulators and other Awarding Organisations to ensure we can support learners to achieve valid results this year.

“We are particularly pleased that the Government has listened to our calls to make teacher assessed grades available for some qualifications in the Further Education sector. This ensures that learners taking eligible Vocational and Technical qualifications and apprenticeships, who may struggle to access an assessment, are offered the same opportunities to progress as their counterparts studying GCSE and A level qualifications.

“A range of options are already in place to assess students, including face-to-face examinations and assessments and various adaptations that we put into place during the pandemic. For the qualifications and assessments that will be eligible for a teacher assessed grade, City & Guilds will be putting extensive support in place for centres which combined with our quality assurance process will ensure that any estimated grades are fair and equitable. 

“City & Guilds will be providing full support for centres which will include a range of guidance and support materials on this summer’s arrangements. These will be supported by live/recorded webinars, and fully supported by our team of technical advisors. For further information about which qualifications and assessments are eligible for TAGs and to stay up to date with the TAG process as more information is released, please visit our dedicated webpage.