Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) Vocational Course Appeals Process for Summer 2021
Following the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, most vocational course awarding organisations decided that there would be amended grading arrangements for vocational qualifications this year.
As a result, the final grades awarded to learners on JCQ vocational courses in Summer 2021 are based on Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs). The TAGs awarded by college staff have been decided by college lecturers and have been subject to robust internal checks and a quality assurance exercise. This is to ensure that the grades that the college submits to awarding organisations are correct.
The college will share the TAGs with learners studying on Level 3 courses on Tuesday 10th August 2021 and with learners studying on Level 2 courses on Thursday 12th August 2021.
Should a learner then wish to appeal their grade(s), there is a two stage process to follow.
A learner may submit a request to the college for a centre review only on the grounds that the centre has:
Requests for centre reviews must be made by the candidate to the centre by:
Any learner who considers that there has been a procedural error, an administrative error or that their grade reflects an unreasonable exercise of academic judgement (either because of the way that the grade has been determined and/or the selection of the evidence), may submit a request for an awarding organisation appeal after they have received the outcome of their centre review and after the publication of results.
All requests for an appeal must be made directly to the centre which submitted the grade and must be received by the awarding organisation by:
Full details of the appeals process for JCQ vocational courses can be found here: https://www.jcq.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/JCQ_Appeals-Guidance_Summer-2021.pdf