Additional regulations for Entry Level qualifications are set to be removed following a new consultation from Ofqual.
In seeking to improve the quality of Entry Level qualifications and reduce the regulatory burden on exam boards, Ofqual is proposing to remove rules that duplicate other requirements. It believes that additional regulations could constrain the most effective design of the qualifications and prevent them from meeting users’ needs.
Ofqual will keep the overall numbers of Entry Level qualifications under review, but does not expect an increase as a result of this change.
Entry Level recognises achievements at three sub-levels: 1, 2 and 3. There are currently just under 2500 regulated Entry Level qualifications and nearly one million awards are made each year.