Quality Assurance Testing and the Issuing of Results for Calculated Grades (VQs excluding Access to HE)

Quality Assurance Testing

Due to the diversity and complexity of vocational qualifications, any attempts to specify a detailed quality assurance framework for each possible permutation of features would be overly complex and prone to failure. Even within qualifications of apparently the same ‘type’, there is still some diversity. Therefore, Agored Cymru applies a principles-based approach to quality assurance which maximises the most-trusted evidence; ensures fairness to learners; maintains the integrity and credibility of the qualification and fits an overall ‘estimation blueprint’, which includes the submission of Centre Assessment Grades (CAGs), quality assurance testing and an overall check on outcomes. Read more...


In the current circumstances Agored Cymru offices are closed, with all staff working remotely to ensure you continue to receive excellent customer service.  

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