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This is a copy of the Head of Centre declaration included within the NCN Annual Update, which is emailed to exams officers at the beginning of October each year.
As Head of Centre, I confirm I and my staff are both aware of and adhering to the latest version of the JCQ General Regulations and, where relevant, the following JCQ publications when conducting examinations and assessments:
In addition, for the subjects being delivered by my centre, I confirm I and my staff are meeting our obligations as laid down by the specifications and associated guidelines issued by the awarding organisations.
For specifications involving non-examination assessment, as Head of Centre, I will ensure that all reasonable steps have been or will be taken to provide all candidates with the opportunity to undertake:
These regulations and guidelines have been established to ensure that the integrity and security of the examination/assessment system is maintained at all times and is not brought into disrepute. Therefore, failure to complete this declaration will result in your centre status being suspended and could lead to awarding bodies withdrawing their approval of your centre, as outlined in section 1 of the JCQ General Regulations.
Further information on these requirements may be found on both the JCQ and the individual awarding organisations’ websites.