Once recognised an awarding organisation is subject to conditions of recognition. These are the requirements it has to meet on an ongoing basis. All awarding organisations are subject to the General Conditions of Recognition. We can also set conditions for organisations that award specific qualifications or descriptions of qualifications, or on organisations that meet a certain description. We also have the power to place specific conditions on any individual awarding organisation or to direct them to take certain actions.
Download the General Conditions of Recognition (September 2013)
Download the General Conditions of Recognition in respect of GCE Qualifications (September 2013) regarding when during the year A Levels can be assessed.
Download Special Condition H7.1 (November 2012) regarding GCSE English and GCSE English Language.
Download the Criteria for Recognition.
Download our From Transition to Transformation: Equality Impact Assessment report.
Addendum to the Code of Practice (June 2012)
Download the Additional Certificate Requirements (2011)
Download the Logo Requirements (2011)
Three country regulation
We have agreed principles for three country regulation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. They will support decision-making when regulating qualifications which may be subject to more than one country’s regulatory requirements.
View the controlled assessment regulations.
View the qualification criteria.
View the subject criteria.
The procedures document and templates available below outline the data that should be provided to us by awarding organisations during the summer 2013 data exchange.