Conflict of Interest declaration for centres

As per the JCQ General Regulations for Approved Centres 2019-2020  (section 5.3), it states that centres must maintain clear records of all instances where:

  • exams office staff have members of their family (which includes step-family, foster family and similar close relationships), or close friends and their immediate family (e.g. son/daughter), being entered for examinations and assessments either at the centre itself or other centres
  • centre staff are taking qualifications at their centre which do not include internally assessed components/units
  • centre staff are taking NCFE qualifications at other centres.


Centres must inform the awarding body, before the published deadline for entries, of:

  • any members of centre staff who are taking qualifications at their own centre which include internally assessed components/units
  • any members of centre staff who are teaching and preparing members of their family (which includes step-family, foster family and similar close relationships), or close friends and their immediate family (e.g. son/daughter), for qualifications which include internally assessed components/units.


Please note that when entering members of centre staff for qualifications with internally assessed components at their own centre, this must be as a last resort in cases where the member of centre staff is unable to find another centre.

Before you proceed any further it is important that you have read through our Centre Conflict of Interest – Customer Guidance, within Mandatory Policies and Fees – Guidance and Forms.  

In line with NCFEs Conflict of Interest Policy please tell us about any potential conflicts of interest before the published deadlines for entries, using the declaration form below.

Please use a new line for multiple qualifications.