FE Week is reporting that exam boards will be required to publish the costs of qualifications on their websites to “create a more level playing field”.
All regulated exam boards must publish fee information about their qualifications from October. The information will include the qualification fee, any fees for other products that must be bought alongside the qualification, plus any mandatory cohort or centre-level costs.
A report by Ofqual in 2015 found that price plays a “limited role” in why schools and colleges change exam providers. More popular reasons are for the course content/syllabus or advice from colleagues or peers.
Ofqual has also today launched a consultation on new guidance for exam boards on the presentation of fee information.
Read full article here Ofqual orders exam boards to publish qualification costs
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