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Qualifications Wales Act 2015

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Standard conditions of recognition

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2(1)Qualifications Wales must prepare and publish conditions (the “standard conditions”) to which (subject to sub-paragraphs (3) and (4)) each recognition of an awarding body is to be subject.

(2)The standard conditions may, among other things, make provision about compliance with directions given to a recognised body by Qualifications Wales under this paragraph.

(3)Different standard conditions may be set for different purposes, including among other things by reference to—

(a)different descriptions of awarding bodies;

(b)different qualifications or descriptions of qualification (including by reference to whether or not a qualification is an approved qualification or a qualification designated under section 29);

(c)different circumstances in which a qualification is awarded;

(d)different descriptions of person to whom a qualification is awarded.

(4)Qualifications Wales may determine that, in a particular case, recognition of an awarding body is not to be subject to a standard condition specified in the determination which would otherwise apply.

(5)A determination within sub-paragraph (4) may be made either at the time of granting the recognition concerned, or subsequently, and may be revoked by Qualifications Wales.

(6)The standard conditions may not include—

(a)fee capping conditions (for which see paragraphs 6 to 11);

(b)transfer conditions (for which see paragraphs 12 to 16).

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