Tech-level administration

Our aim is to ensure that we offer qualifications that meet the current and future needs of most students, and teachers. After a recent review, we’ve made the difficult decision that we’ll no longer be offering all of our Tech-level qualifications. Read our qualifications update to find out more about this decision.

Updates

Qualification registrations: Learners must be registered onto the qualification they wish to certificate in by 31 August 2020. Qualification registrations will not be accepted from 1 September 2020, this includes for top-ups.

Internally assessed units: June 2021 will be the final opportunity for verification of these units by your EQA.

Examined units: will be available to existing learners only in the following series: June 2020, January 2021, June 2021 and January 2022

Externally set and marked units: will be available to existing learners in the following series: June 2020, January 2021, June 2021 and January 2022 (NB you must use the appropriate assignment for the year of submission, eg for January 2022 entries you will need to use the assignments available from 1 September 2021.)

Approved centres: apply to deliver Tech-levels

If you’re already teaching our Tech-level qualifications but haven’t informed us yet or you haven’t registered new learners, you must do so by no later than 31 August 2020. This is the last date we will accept registrations’. Please complete our additional delivery requirements form and return it to tvqescalation@aqa.org.uk

Administration procedures and Vocational Gateway

Our Tech-level centre procedures guide has all the information you’ll need to manage these qualifications – including how to:

  • log in to and use the Vocational Gateway
  • make annual registrations
  • enter learners for examined units
  • upload internally assessed marks
  • manage results.

For advice and guidance on internal quality assessment managed within your school or college, see our guide for internal quality assurers (IQA) and assessors

Fees, invoices and how to pay

You'll need to pay registration fees for our Tech-level qualifications. If you're a private, independent or non-UK centre, you'll also need to pay an application fee. More information is available on our entry fees page.

You must pay either by BACS (bank transfer) or by cheque, at the same time that the application is returned to us. Read our invoices and how to pay policy to find out more.

Timetables

Key dates

Each year, you'll need to:

  • register all learners on Gateway by 21 October
  • submit internal assignments results by 15 May.

Other key dates for Tech-levels (including exams & external assignments) are available on key dates

Help and contacts

For subject queries, call our Teacher Services team on 0800 085 0391 or email us at tvq@aqa.org.uk

For Gateway queries, email our Delivery team at tvqescalation@aqa.org.uk