Supporting our centres for awarding 2020-21


As we work with you to ensure positive outcomes for learners this year, we want to provide an update on alternative arrangements for awarding 2020-21.

Ofqual has designed the Vocational Contingency Regulatory Framework (VCRF): Conditions and Requirements and Guidance, deliberately to be flexible – allowing each awarding organization to operate in the best way to deliver grades to its learners for its own qualifications.

Following the new framework (which came into effect at 13:00 on 24 March 2021) TLM has published guidance that sets out our approach and helps you through the grade determination and submission process in 2021. It is set out in ‘Steps’ that you can easily work through to hopefully, make the awarding process for our qualifications as simple as possible.

We have published further support and resources on our webpage to guide you through these new arrangements, including TLM Centre Guidance, Overall process summary, forms to submit,  a list of qualifications by category, and FAQs.

This page will be updated regularly with further advice.


To assist you further, TLM is offering a webinar on 7th May at 11 am to answer your queries and walk you through the awarding process 2020-21.

I hope this information is helpful, but please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

To register for the webinar please follow this link.