Centre's must ensure that suitably qualified personnel check that the evidence is current and relevant to the learner. Examples of evidence could be but are not limited to:
- a Statement of Special Educational Needs relating to secondary education, or an Education, Health and Care Plan, which confirms the Learner’s disability
- a letter from a hospital consultant/Occupational Health Service etc.
- an assessment carried out no earlier than the start of Year 9 by a specialist assessor confirming a learning difficulty relating to secondary/further education, including standardised test scores.
In the absence of formal evidence, FutureQuals will consider a history of need within the Centre. This should include information about the support received by the learner during the learning programme and during formative assessments. Evidence of the way in which the learner's needs are being met during the learning programme should be documented for audit purposes.