Leading change

The research and policy development hub for the awarding and assessment industry, providing information, ideas and advice on qualifications and assessment policy.

Policy Topics

Here you will find out more about our position and the actions we’ve taken in some of the key areas of qualifications and assessment policy, as well as the latest news and related events


We support the aims of improving the nation’s productivity and social mobility by creating the world’s leading technical and professional skills sector, which benefits employers and employees.

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T Levels

We support the Government’s commitment to a world-class, rigorous technical education system for learners in England. T levels offer a real opportunity to develop high quality technical education programmes.

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We believe that regulation should support the provision of high quality, valid vocational qualifications and not present barriers which get in the way of awarding organisations who seek to achieve this.

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Functional Skills

Functional Skills in maths and English should be available for learners who want to develop and demonstrate their skills in these subjects in a more applied context.

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