Other resources, further support and events

What we’ve published: If you are looking for more detailed information on the reforms, find all our key documents and publications here.

Events: Any events that we are running to offer further support will be listed here 

IfATE: IfATE work with employers to develop, approve, review and revise apprenticeships and technical qualifications. To find out more about what IfATE do, please visit the website.

Ofqual: All qualifications must meet the regulatory requirements set by Ofqual, to find out more about their role, please go here. Please see the key publications section for a list of Ofqual’s key documents.

Further Education Commissioner (FEC): The FEC is an independent adviser to ministers. The role of the FEC and their team forms part of the DfE’s college oversight policy. The FEC team works with further education (FE) colleges to improve their quality and financial resilience. They also work with local authorities, which deliver further education. Information about what the team does and who they are can be found here.

Further information on the support FEC provides can be found here. The FEC team have produced for the FE college sector several ‘effective practice guides’ to share examples of the work done by the FEC and how colleges across the sector approach the challenges they have. This includes:

  • Curriculum planning
  • Estates planning
  • Management accounts
  • Benchmarking
  • Cultural change

The FEC’s most recent annual report can be found here: This  publication describes the different types of support that are delivered on behalf of the FEC.  The document includes links to further information and resources relating to those different types of support.

We have pulled together a one-pager top level curriculum planning timeline from the above guidance.

Appendix 6d Curriculum planning

Contact us

General Queries:  qualifications.APPROVAL@education.gov.uk

Overlap Specific Queries: overlap.APPEALS@education.gov.uk

Further support queries and suggestions for this page: qualifications.REFORM@education.gov.uk

Careers support

National Careers Service: who provide careers information, advice and guidance, website found here.

Skills for careers: Help and advice from DfE, found here.  

Careers and Enterprise Company: They are a national body for careers education in England with a mission to help every young person find their best next step, see their website here.

T Levels resources for teachers and careers advisors found here.

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