About us

Home educated children in the UK face a number of challenges relating to exams, including:

  • explicit discrimination in policy, such as the 2020 exam replacement system, which excluded a large number of home-educated children
  • difficulties finding suitable centres to sit exams
  • access to exam preparation materials, such as past papers

The Home Educators’ Qualifications Association (HEQA) aims to make things easier.

HEQA provides a channel for home educators to talk to organisations involved in exams — Ofqual, the Department for Education, exam boards, etc. We aim to resolve exam-related difficulties for home-educated children, and avoid a repeat of the Summer 2020 crisis.

We welcome all home educators. If you’re interested in what we’re doing, take a look at the timeline. If you’d like to help us improve the exam situation, please sign up to our mailing list:


(For other questions, email us: contact@heqa.uk)