Delivery of VTQ results for 2024 and beyond

A letter from Dr Jo Saxton, Ofqual's Chief Regulator, to headteachers and executive leaders about the delivery of vocational and technical qualification (VTQ) results for 2024 and beyond


Applies to England



Delivery of VTQ results for 2024 and beyond


Ofqual has written to school and college leaders to confirm arrangements to ensure the timely delivery of results for students taking vocational and technical qualifications (VTQs) in 2024 and beyond.

Awarding organisations will work with schools and colleges to identify which students need a result on or before results days in August for progression to further or higher education. This term-time checkpoint will be completed before the main exam season begins in May.

These arrangements will apply to Level 3, Level 1/2 and Level 2 VTQs used for progression. Awarding organisations will provide details of which of their qualifications are in scope.

Results for these qualifications will be issued to students on or before A level/Level 3 results day and GCSE/Level 2 results day, as appropriate. Awarding organisations will release these to schools and colleges in advance, to give sufficient time for exams officers to check and prepare them for final release.

Awarding organisations will continue to keep details of each school and college’s senior designated contact up to date and will escalate any issues as necessary both during and outside term-time.