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T-levels: Public Consultation

Question for Department for Education

UIN 165470, tabled on 18 July 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will increase the length of time for responses to Ofqual’s T Level consultation.

Answered on

23 July 2018

Ofqual is an independent body. Arrangements for consultations carried out by Ofqual do not fall within ministerial control.

Ofqual has a statutory duty to consult on the conditions they intend to set for accreditation of technical qualifications and is aligning its arrangements with the timetable for Invitations to Tender for the first wave of technical qualifications, to ensure that potential bidders are aware of the Ofqual requirements in preparing their bids.

Ofqual has already held a series of pre-consultation events to test the potential changes to their conditions with stakeholders. Throughout the consultation period Ofqual is also running a series of consultation events with education providers to provide further opportunities for them to comment on the consultation and have their views heard.

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