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The British Driving Society (BDS) is no longer an Ofqual-recognised awarding organisation

The British Driving Society (BDS) has surrendered its status as an Ofqual-recognised awarding organisation. BDS formally notified Ofqual in June 2019 of its intention to surrender recognition. The surrender took effect as of 28 June 2019.

From this date, no qualifications offered by BDS are regulated by Ofqual. We understand that all learners are aware that the qualifications will be unregulated in the future.

When awarding organisations are considering surrendering their recognition, our recognition team stand ready to discuss the options for proceeding whilst ensuring learners are protected.

A full list of currently recognised awarding organisations and regulated qualifications can be found on the Register of Regulated Qualifications.

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