Gateway Qualifications are committed to issuing results and certificates as soon as possible following a successful claim from a Centre.

However, we recognise that in specific circumstances, such as learners awaiting results for GCSEs, A levels and Vocational and Technical Qualifications (VTQs), learners will need results before a specific time to ensure progression to further or higher education the following academic year.

In 2022 Ofqual (the regulator for qualifications, examinations and assessments in England) set out actions to support the safe and timely delivery of awarding organisations’ (AOs’) results. Due to the successful delivery of Level 3 results of VTQs in 2023, Ofqual has set out measures to embed timely delivery of results in 2024 and beyond.

On this page you will find:

  • VTQ Requirements
  • Qualifications in scope of these measures
  • Key dates and Deadlines
  • Actions for Centres

Gateway Qualifications VTQ Requirements

Ofqual has put in place measures to embed timely delivery of VTQ results which require us to:

  • AO’s (Gateway Qualifications) will work with Centre’s in term time to identify which learners need a result to progress to further or higher education
    • We will provide further details to Centre’s on this process in due course.
  • Establish details of a Senior Designated Contact at the Centre.
    • This must be the most relevant person close to exams and assessments who is used to being a point of escalation.
    • We will issue an information request to Centre’s for this information.
  • Provide key dates on the delivery and administration of assessments and publish a final date for results where learners are seeking to progress to further and higher education in the following academic year.
    • These dates are set out below, and Ofqual will also make this information available on its VTQ Information Hub.
Qualifications in scope

Specific Level 3, Level 1/2 and Level 2 VTQs are in scope of Ofquals measures this year:

  1. Level 1/2 and Level 2 Performance Table qualifications
  2. Level 3 that are minimum of 180 guided learning hours and carry a minimum of 16 UCAS points.

None of Gateway Qualifications level 1/2 or level 2 qualifications meet these criteria. The Level 3 qualifications that meet the criteria are:

Care qualifications

  • Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care

Digital qualifications

  • Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Certificate in Digital Business Solutions
  • Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Diploma in Digital Business Solutions
  • Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Certificate in Digital Engineering Design
  • Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Diploma in Digital Engineering Design
  • Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Certificate in Digital Product Design
  • Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Diploma in Digital Product Design
  • Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Certificate in Games Technologies
  • Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Diploma in Games Technologies
  • Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Certificate in Networking and Cybersecurity
  • Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Diploma in Networking and Cybersecurity
  • Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Certificate in Software Development
  • Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Diploma in Software Development
  • Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Certificate in Social Media for E-Commerce
  • Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Diploma in Social Media for E-Commerce
  • Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Certificate in Systems Infrastructure
  • Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Diploma in Systems Infrastructure

Garden Design qualifications

  • Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Certificate in Garden Design
  • Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Certificate In Principles and Practice of Garden Design
  • Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Diploma In Garden Design
  • Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Certificate in Landscape Construction
  • Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Certificate In Plants and Planting Design

Logistics qualifications

  • Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Diploma in Logistics

For any learners who fall outside the scope of these measures, you should continue to claim results in the usual way.

Key dates and deadlines
  • December 2023 – Deadline for Centres to confirm whether or not there are learners that need results by the 9th August 2024 to progress to further learning or study.
  • February 2024 – Gateway Qualifications will issue an information request for centres to provide their Senior Designated Contact and confirm learners expecting to receive a result in August 2024.
  • 31st March 2024 – Checkpoint 1: Deadline to confirm which learners are expecting to receive a result in August 2024 and confirm Senior Designated Contact.
  • 30th April 2024 – Checkpoint 2: Confirmation of learners expecting a qualification result in August 2024.
  • 30th June 2024 – Deadline for submission of evidence for quality assurance of assessments
  • 9th August 2024 – Results and certificates issued.

In addition to publishing this information on this webpage, Ofqual will also make this information available on its VTQ Information Hub.

Actions for Centres

If you do have learners in scope:

If you have indicated that your learners do require results by 9th August 2024 to progress to HE or FE, you must:

  • Nominate an appropriate Senior Designated Contact – this is the name of the most relevant person close to exams and assessments who is used to being a point of escalation (this does not necessarily need to be the principal/headteacher)
  • Respond to information requests and work to key dates and processes we set.
  • Indicate if you require training for Exams Officers
  • Submit results by the 28th June 2024 and ensure all records are available for sampling when requested.

If you confirm that you have learners who require results and fail to respond to our information requests or miss our deadlines for receiving information, this may be treated as malpractice or maladministration in accordance with our Malpractice and Maladministration Policy.

If you do not have learners in scope:

If you indicate that you do not have learners who need results by this date to progress to HE or FE this process will not apply to you. However, you must tell us immediately if that situation changes.