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EDEXCEL INTERNATIONAL One90 High Holborn London WC1V 7BH United Kingdom T: +44 (0) 120 477 0696

15 June 2012

Dear colleagues, Customised BTEC Qualifications and Framework Update As an Edexcel centre that has approved programmes on the Customised Qualification Framework (CQF), I am pleased to inform you that as part of our commitment to quality assuring standards, we are making improvements to the current process based on your feedback. This includes a review of the application and approval process, quality assurance, and operational requirements of the current customised framework and the qualifications that are recognised upon it. This review process has enabled us to ensure that we are securing the standards for those qualifications we certificate and to help our centres and their learners achieve their learning and development goals. As part of this framework review process, the following areas have been taken into consideration: ƒ ƒ ƒ ƒ ƒ

approved qualifications are fit-for-purpose qualification structures and titles are relevant content is up to date and valid assessment and grading criteria allow the generation of relevant, reliable and valid learner evidence quality assurance arrangements are appropriate.

The outcome of this review has resulted in a number of improved changes being made to the framework for customised qualifications which will come into effect in September 2012. Further information and supporting documentation on what this means for you and your centre, your programmes and your learners, will follow once we have evaluated the requirements and implications for your individual centre and learner needs. There is no need to take any immediate action and we will work closely with you to ensure you are fully aware of any changes that may impact on your centre programmes and learners.

Yours faithfully,

Patrick Casey Director of International Edexcel

Edexcel Limited. Registered in England and Wales No. 4496750 Registered Office: One90 High Holborn, London WC1V 7BH


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