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Neil Cruickshank, Director of Quality Implications for Centres.

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1 Neil Cruickshank, Director of Quality Implications for Centres

2 Quality implications for Centres Ofqual General Conditions of Recognition Impact of Conditions Future arrangements Specific examples Lead into workshop sessions

3 General Conditions of Recognition Published by Ofqual in May 2011 Effective July 2011 Affects all awarding organisations Move from regulating qualifications to awarding organisations Awarding Organisation’s Governing Body makes Statement of Compliance by Friday 18 th May 2012

4 General Conditions of Recognition Sections cover Development of qualifications Delivery of qualifications Awarding of qualifications

5 Impact of General Conditions of Recognition Centres delivering NOCN qualifications Centres delivering OCN Eastern Region accredited units and courses, in future regulated qualifications NOCN processes and procedures OCN Eastern Region processes and procedures

6 Implementation Will be progressive over Centres will be advised by OCN Eastern Region Point of contact –Colchester Office –Centre contacts, Development Manager and Quality Reviewer

7 Current arrangements NOCN Qualifications Access to HE Diplomas OCN Eastern Region units and courses QAA Regulator Centres Ofqual OCN Eastern Region NOCN (Licence) AO

8 Future arrangements NOCN Qualifications Access to HE Diplomas OCN Eastern Region Qualifications, units and courses NOCN (Licence) Ofqual OCN Eastern Region Regulator Centres AO QAA

9 Future arrangements Awarding Organisation offering NOCN, Access to HE and OCN Eastern Region provision Separation of NOCN and OCN Eastern Region delivery Processes and procedures will change - due to conditions Minimise differences between two Access to HE relationship will not alter

10 Policies and processes Certain policies required by General Conditions of Recognition Available through OCN Eastern Region website These will be drawn to your attention by OCN Eastern Region –Website –Newsletter –Staff

11 Centre Recognition Condition C2.2 – written enforceable agreement with Centres New agreement for Centres –NOCN –OCN Eastern Region Timescale – April to July 2012 Development Officers are contacting Centres

12 Agreements NOCN Centre agreement and terms and conditions OCN Eastern Region Centre agreement and terms and conditions If Centres offer both, then OCN Eastern region recognises NOCN Access to HE Centre agreement

13 Centre Quality Monitoring Revised report will be introduced from August over Supports General Conditions of Recognition Supported by Quality Reviewers and Quality Team

14 Direct Claims Status Name for Approved Internal Verifier Status Revised criteria –Still require experienced and qualified Internal Verifiers Confirmed by Quality Reviewers at monitoring visits Picked up in workshop session

15 Standardisation Revised approach for NOCN and OCN Eastern Region Supports Conditions of Recognition More activity Picked up in workshop session

16 Workshop Groups What is Internal Verification? –Circulation Area Out of here and turn right Developing Direct Claims Status –Deck Out of here, straight across and up the stairs The new Internal Verifier and Tutor Assessor qualifications –Pod Stay where you are!


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