Joint Update from CCEA Regulation, Qualifications Wales and Ofqual: 2020 Statement of Compliance Returns

We recognise that Awarding Organisations (AOs) and End Point Assessment Organisations (EPAOs) are focusing their efforts on managing significant and complex challenges in light of the issues resulting from Covid-19.

In many cases, AOs and EPAOs have understandably reallocated internal resources or deprioritised certain activities in order to rise to these challenges. 

We fully appreciate the efforts that the regulated community is making as you work with us to develop appropriate and timely responses to these challenges. And we are keen to reduce any non-essential burden on you at this most challenging of times.  As a result, we will be suspending the requirement for AOs and EPAOs to submit their full 2020 Statement of Compliance until further notice. 

We may lift the suspension later in the year and might ask you to provide a shorter and more focused statement on areas that will be key to inform our ongoing regulation. In the event that we decide to do this, we will give you advance notice and information about how to make any return before we lift the suspension. 

Our positions across the three regulators are aligned. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

CCEA Regulation: please email ccearegulation@ccea.org.uk

Qualifications Wales: please email statementofcompliance@qualificationswales.org

Ofqual: please use Contact the Regulator