Monthly Archives: December 2016

Acceptable Evidence Guidance – 14th December 2016 Update

14th December 2016

In October 2016, we updated the latest version of the Acceptable Evidence Guidance for ACE. Since then we have made the following changes:
The Learning Record Service have made some quite significant changes to the way they report qualification achievement. Learning Record Service (PLR) / Personal Learner Record (LRS)
Additions to Existing Pages:
•    EAL have added an External Assessment Report (unacceptable)
•    NCFE have added an updated Learner Achievement Report (acceptable)
•    AQA have asked us to remove the QAN requirement from all relevant evidence.
Thank you to everyone who has supported the update to this guidance. We plan to carry out quarterly updates of the guidance if there is a sufficient supply of new evidence suitable for inclusion. If you would like to submit an evidence example for consideration please contact the Support Team.

Rejections at an all-time low plus a rejection competition

6th December 2016


Over the past 18 months we have all been working to reduce rejections. Great news, in November rejections reduced to 14.49% knocking just over 1% off the previous record low. As such we would like to congratulate all of you for all the hard work you have all put in.


Following this huge success we would like to reward you for your hard work and have introduced a competition. In order to win the competition all you need to do is reduce your organisations rejections. The winner of November’s competition is City of Liverpool College who between two of them reduced their rejections by 21% from October to November. Congratulations to Suzanne and Karen who have both won a voucher for the store of their choice.


This competition is going to be running monthly for the next 4 months so it could be your turn to win next time.


If you have any questions, please contact the ACE Support Team.


SASE Frameworks Withdrawn

1st December 2016

As of today, 1st Dec 2016 56 SASE frameworks have been withdrawn for any new starts (either funded or unfunded) all of which are detailed below. These frameworks were all part of the Batch 2 set of frameworks, previously announced by the SFA, for withdrawal as part of the transition process from frameworks to Standards.


All of these frameworks have been archived on AFO and will no longer appear as part of the current library of available frameworks.


Withdrawn frameworks:

  • Advanced Diagnostics and Management Principles
  • Advertising and Marketing Communications
  • Animal Technology
  • Automotive Clay Modelling
  • Banking
  • Bookkeeping
  • Broadcast Production
  • Building Energy Management Systems
  • Business Innovation and Growth
  • Ceramics Manufacturing
  • Combined Manufacturing Processes
  • Commercial Moving
  • Contact Centre Operations Management
  • Costume and Wardrobe
  • Craft and Technical Roles in Film and Television
  • Creative Craft Practitioner
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Emergency Fire Service Operations
  • Engineering Construction
  • Engineering Environmental Technologies
  • Enterprise
  • Explosives Storage and Maintenance
  • Express Logistics
  • Extractives and Mineral Processing Occupations
  • Fashion and Textiles: Technical
  • Fish Husbandry and Fish Management
  • Fundraising
  • Furniture, Furnishings and Interiors Manufacturing
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Pathology Support
  • Information Security
  • Insurance
  • Intelligence Analysis
  • Interactive Design and Development
  • Jewellery Manufacturing, Silversmithing and Allied Trades
  • Learning Support
  • Libraries, Archives, Records and Information Management Services
  • Local Taxation and Benefits
  • Locksmithing
  • Mail and Package Distribution
  • Metal Processing and Allied Operations
  • Mineral Products Technology
  • Multi-skilled Vehicle Collision Repair
  • Music Business
  • Nuclear Working
  • Payroll
  • Polymer Processing Operations
  • Procurement
  • Production of Coatings
  • Professional Aviation Pilot Practice
  • Rail Engineering Overhead Line Construction
  • Retail Management
  • Sound Recording, Engineering and Studio Facilities
  • Spa Therapy
  • Volunteer Management
  • Wood and Timber Processing and Merchants Industry

If you have any questions on a framework’s withdrawal and what the alternative options are for your learners, please contact the relevant Certification Body to discuss.