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Ofqual reboots online qualifications register



Authority pushes out alpha prototype for user feedback

England’s educational qualifications regulator has launched an alpha prototype of its new online register of qualifications.

Ofqual said it is aiming to make the new register easier to use than the existing one, which it acknowledges can be difficult to navigate, especially for anybody who is unfamiliar with the education sector's jargon.

The regulator has asked for users to test the prototype and provide feedback for further development, and said it does not yet have all the functions expected for the final version.

The current register is still in place for detailed searches about regulated qualifications.

In its corporate plan for 2015-18, Ofqual says it also plans to design a new IT platform to replace its Regulatory Information Technology System (RITS), which allows organisations to manage details of the qualifications they offer. It also aims to make better use of data analytics in its decision-making.

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