How to Apply for a Teacher Assessed Grade with Highfield in 2021

Further to previous communications we have sent to our centres, we have published additional guidance on Teacher Assessed Grades (TAG) for centres delivering Highfield qualifications.

For all Highfield qualifications, you should first try to carry out all exams and assessments in the usual manner, where it is safe to do so in line with Public Health England’s advice and guidance. Where this is not possible centres should follow our detailed guidelines on adaptations for qualifications.

In line with the Vocational Contingency Regulatory Framework (VCRF), centres can apply for a Teacher Assessed Grade (TAG) where learners have undergone teaching and learning during the period 1 August 2020 to 31 August 2021 but have been unable to access an assessment.

A full list of Highfield qualifications where a TAG is applicable can be accessed here.

We have created a comprehensive webpage where you will find all the guidance you need in one place, complete with documents and downloads that explain the process and the steps you need to take in a thorough but easy-to-follow style.

The guidance on the webpage covers the following areas:

Eligibility
An explainer on who is and isn’t eligible, and the circumstances that will allow TAG to take place. This includes a handy flow chart that explains further whether or not your learners are eligible.

Our TAG process
How you can apply for TAG for each learner who meets the criteria, along with a link to the TAG Request Form and comprehensive details on how to complete and submit it correctly.

Head of Centre sign off
Complete guidance on the requirements for Head of Centre sign off, including consideration of previous achievement and the use of a deputy if the head of centre is not available, as well as an understanding of when TAG applies.

Completing the TAG Request Form
A detailed outline of the requirements for a TAG application and the evidence that must be included to support a TAG application.

Functional Skills
Additional requirements and guidelines specific to Functional Skills qualifications.

Further support
Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this process or any of the TAG requirements, please contact your account manager, who will be happy to support and guide you further.