Ofqual External Verification

SQA is accredited to offer Ofqual-regulated qualifications. In addition to SQA's own quality criteria and processes, these qualifications are subject to the NVQ code of practice and the QCF Regulatory Arrangements, as appropriate.

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Special Consideration

Special Consideration is an adjustment to the mark or outcome of an assessment for a learner who was prepared for and present at an assessment but who may have been disadvantaged by temporary illness, injury or adverse circumstances that have arisen at or near to the time of an assessment.

This document outlines the Special Consideration procedure to be followed by centres in relation to Ofqual accredited vocational and occupational qualifications.

Special Consideration procedure