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Qualifications Wales Act 2015

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22Conditions of approval

(1)Approval of a form of a qualification—

(a)must be subject to a condition within subsection (2), and

(b)is to be subject to any other conditions Qualifications Wales may impose either at the time of granting approval or subsequently.

(2)A condition within this subsection is a condition requiring a form of a qualification that is to be awarded as an approved qualification to be identified by an approval number.

(3)An approval number is a number (with or without letters or symbols) allocated to a qualification by Qualifications Wales.

(4)A form of a qualification is awarded as an approved qualification only if it is awarded with its approval number in accordance with the condition mentioned within subsection (2).

(5)The conditions that may be imposed by Qualifications Wales may make different provision, in respect of the award of the same qualification, for different purposes (including among other things by reference to the circumstances in which, or the persons or descriptions of persons to whom, a qualification is awarded).

(6)If after approving a form of a qualification for award by a recognised body Qualifications Wales—

(a)imposes new conditions to which the approval is to be subject, or

(b)varies the conditions to which the approval is to be subject,

it must give notice to the awarding body of the new (or varied) conditions.

(7)The notice must—

(a)specify the date on which the new conditions (or the conditions as varied) will come into effect, and

(b)give reasons for the change.

23Duration of approval

(1)Approval under section 16 or 17—

(a)has effect from whatever date is specified by Qualifications Wales, and

(b)is to be granted for a limited period specified by Qualifications Wales on granting approval.

(2)Approval under section 18 or 19—

(a)has effect from whatever date is specified by Qualifications Wales, and

(b)may be granted indefinitely or for a limited period specified by Qualifications Wales on granting approval.

24Rules about applications for approval

(1)Qualifications Wales must make rules about the making of applications to it under this Part.

(2)The rules may make different provision for different purposes.

(3)The rules may make provision about—

(a)the form and contents of applications;

(b)the way in which applications are to be made (including as to any fee payable in respect of an application).

(4)The rules made under this section must be published by Qualifications Wales.

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