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QCA is a non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Education and Skills (DfES). It is governed by a board, whose members are appointed by the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, and managed on a day-to-day basis by an executive team.

QCA has a pivotal role in helping the UK become the most dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world.

QCA maintains and develops the national curriculum and associated assessments, tests and examinations; and accredits and monitors qualifications in colleges and at work.

Ken Boston - board and executive Board and executive

QCA is governed by a board drawn from leaders in the field of education, training and business. Day-to-day management is directed by the executive team.

Corporate information Corporate info

The information here sets out QCA's corporate strategy based on the chief executive's key objectives.

Vacancies Vacancies

QCA needs people who are as passionate as we are about education and training.


This section tells you about our customer relations services and provides contact details to enable you to get in touch with us by telephone, post or email.

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