We just wanted to remind all of our centres that are approved to deliver qualifications, we have now moved to a new monitoring strategy based on the new Ofqual regulations known as CASS (Centre Assessment Scrutiny Standards). 

As part of that new process we have produced a strategy for centre monitoring under CASS which is now available on our online portal under documents.

We ask that you all please take the time to have a look at the document, and think about how the new arrangements might affect you. It is a monitoring system based on the risk rating of both yourselves as centres, combined with the risk rating of the actual qualifications, and where a combined rating is adjudged to be high risk then you would be monitored before any certificates could be awarded and issued. 

Where the combination results in a low risk rating, those qualifications can be certificated and verified at a regular EQA visit later.  If you have any questions, or would like further information on this please contact Sue Knott, OAL Head of Quality and Compliance on