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Standards and regulation


Trinity qualifications are assessed to the same standards worldwide. Our examiners are subject specialists who are regularly trained and standardised, and who work internationally to ensure the consistent application of assessment criteria and procedures.

Our academic and operational staff oversee the running of exam sessions and have responsibility for the quality assurance of assessment processes, specifications and syllabuses.



Our work is scrutinised, monitored and reviewed by a number of UK regulatory authorities in order to maintain standards and confidence in qualifications.

Trinity’s regulated qualifications are regulated by Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) in England, CCEA (Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment) in Northern Ireland and by Qualifications Wales.

Trinity is continually required to demonstrate compliance with the regulatory authorities’ Conditions of Recognition through a range of activities, including self-assessment, self-evaluation, submission of an Annual Statement of Compliance and audit.


The Regulated Qualifications Framework

All of Trinity’s regulated qualifications meet the requirements of the Regulated Qualifications Framework.

Ofqual, CCEA and Qualifications Wales introduced the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) to replace the previous Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) and National Qualifications Framework (NQF). Read more about this here and on the GOV.UK website.

Please email any queries on standards and regulation at Trinity to: qualityandstandards@trinitycollege.com 


Following Ofqual's introduction of the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) to replace the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF), references to credits are no longer included on Trinity certificates.

These changes do not affect the delivery or value of a qualification. All qualifications regulated by Ofqual under the RQF system are assessed and quality assured in the same way as under the QCF.




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