Category Archives: Acceptable Evidence Guidance

Acceptable Evidence Guidance – 11th December 2017 Update

11th December 2017

In September 2017, we updated the latest version of the Acceptable Evidence Guidance for ACW. Since then we have made the following changes:
 

New Pages

We have added a new Awarding Organisation:  BIIAB.
 

Changes to Existing Pages
Cambridge International Examiniations (CIE) have rebranded and are now known as Cambridge Assessment International Education:  we have added an additional Statement of Results.

City & Guilds: we have amended the minimum requirements on the Walled Garden report.

Pearson:  we have added a new certificate to reflect the GCSE English and Maths numeric grading and a Core Skill Confirmation Report and an unacceptable screenshot.

SQA: we have added a SQA Connect Candidate Services printout. and a SQA Connect Core Skills Printout.
 

If you have any further questions relating to this issue then please contact the ACW Support Team via acw@fisss.org or by calling 0300 303 4444.
 

Acceptable Evidence Guidance – 11th September Update

8th September 2017

In May 2017, we updated the latest version of the Acceptable Evidence Guidance for ACW. Since then we have made the following changes:
New Pages

We have added a new Awarding Organisation:

Open Awards

 

Changes to Existing Pages

CACHE: due to re-branding we have added updated acceptable and unacceptable evidence.

CCEA:  we added an Essential Skills certificate.

City & Guilds: we have added an unacceptable Unit Credit Certificate which we have also added to Pre-2006 Transferable Skills Evidence.

NCFE:  due to re-branding we have added updated acceptable evidence.

NOCN: we have added an acceptable NOCN/Quartz report.

OCR: we have added a new acceptable piece of evidence showing the latest GCSE grading.
 

If you have any further questions relating to this issue then please contact the ACW Support Team via acw@fisss.org or by calling 0300 303 4444.
 

Acceptable Evidence Guidance – 9th May 2017

9th May 2017

In January 2017, we updated the latest version of the Acceptable Evidence Guidance for ACW. Since then we have made the following changes:
 

New Pages
Two additional Awarding Organisations have been added to the Guidance:
BPEC
CITB
 

Changes to Existing Pages
AAT: have withdrawn an evidence example which has been moved into Withdrawn Evidence, but will still be acceptable until the 8th August 2017.
Cambridge International Examinations (CIE): we have added an acceptable International Certificate of Education.
OCR: we have added a new unacceptable piece of evidence.
Edexcel: we have added a new acceptable IGCSE certificate.
International GCSE (IGCSE): we have added a new acceptable IGCSE certificate.
SQA: we have updated the evidence to include screenshots and reports from their online systems as well as new Certificate examples.
 

If you have any further questions relating to this issue then please contact the ACW Support Team via acw@fisss.org or by calling 0300 303 4444.
 

Acceptable Evidence Guidance – 26 January 2017 Update

26th January 2017

In December 2016, we updated the latest version of the Acceptable Evidence Guidance for ACW.  Since then we have made the following changes:
 

OCR: It has been brought to our attention that it depends on the date of initial achievement as to whether a ****Final Certifying Statement of Results**** shows a Statement number (8) and we have therefore agreed with OCR that it will be removed with immediate effect as a minimum requirement.
We have also added 2 pieces of Unacceptable evidence from the interchange system which only show Test Results rather than achievement of the full qualification.
The Learning Record Service made some significant changes to the way they report qualification achievement last month. Subsequently, it has been brought to our attention that if the source of the information is the ILR or NPD then the level of the qualification will now be shown in the qualification title/aim description and not the Level field. Evidence is acceptable in this format and the guidance has been updated to reflect this.
Pearson have rebranded and we have added a BTEC certificate and an Edexcel certificate to reflect this.
CMIS: We have made a couple of minor alterations to the minimum requirements (points 4 and 5) to incorporate alternative report examples that have been brought to our attention.  Please hyperlink as above.
iSAMS:  We have added a new management information system (iSAMS) which is used within schools.  Please hyperlink as above.
 

Acceptable Evidence Guidance – 14th December 2016 Update

14th December 2016

In October 2016, we created  the Acceptable Evidence Guidance for ACW. Since then we have made the following changes:
 

The Learning Record Service have made some quite significant changes to the way they report qualification achievement. Learning Record Service (PLR) / Personal Learner Record (LRS)
 

Additions to Existing Pages:
•    EAL have added an External Assessment Report (unacceptable)
•    NCFE have added an updated Learner Achievement Report (acceptable)
•    AQA have asked us to remove the QAN requirement from all relevant evidence.
 

Thank you to everyone who has supported the update to this guidance. We plan to carry out quarterly updates of the guidance if there is a sufficient supply of new evidence suitable for inclusion. If you would like to submit an evidence example for consideration please contact the Support Team.
 

Updated ACW Guidance Document

23rd February 2016

Following on from discussions with the Welsh Government we are please to release our updated ACW Guidance Notes to version 3.  This guidance will replace the previous guidance issued in 2014, and includes information on the new Essential Skills Qualifications (ESQs).

 

If you require any further information please contact the support team.

 

Changes to Essential Skills Wales

19th November 2015

There are changes underway relating to Essential Skills Wales (ESW), however these are currently awaiting for ministerial approval. The new ESW qualifications will be titled:

•    Essential Communication Skills
•    Essential Application of Number Skills
•    Essential Digital Literacy Skills

 

The current proposal for the changeover is for the current ESW qualifications to continue to be available for registration until 31 December 2015 with the last certificate date of 31 December 2016. The Federation are in regular communication with the Welsh Government and will post any further updates here.