Links to awarding and regulatory bodies

26th Jun 2010

Ofqual - The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England.

Northern Ireland Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) - bringing together curriculum, examinations and assessment, advising government, monitoring standards and awarding qualifications.

Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) - the national body in Scotland responsible for accrediting qualifications other than degrees and approving, and quality assuring awarding bodies that plan to enter people for these qualifications.

Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) is the single voice for its member awarding bodies.

Access Arrangements, Reasonable Adjustments and Special Considerations - Access Arrangements are pre-examination adjustments for candidates based on evidence of need and normal way of working.

The Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) - The trade association for professional and technical awarding organisations.

The Register of Regulated Qualifications -  This site shows the qualifications and awarding organisations regulated by Ofqual and CCEA. The site is shared by the two regulators.

Qualifications in Wales - The QiW database is owned and managed by Qualifications Wales, the regulator of non-degree qualifications and the qualifications system in Wales.

The major examination groups in England, Northern Ireland and Wales are: