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Qualifications Wales Act 2015

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23(1)Notice under paragraph 21 or 22 may include provision within sub-paragraph (2), if Qualifications Wales considers that provision appropriate for the purpose of avoiding prejudice to persons who are seeking or might reasonably be expected to seek to obtain the qualification, or a qualification of the description, in respect of the award of which recognition is to be withdrawn.

(2)Provision within this sub-paragraph is provision to the effect that, from the expiry of the withdrawal date until the expiry of the extension date, the body is to be treated for purposes specified by Qualifications Wales in the notice as being recognised in respect of the award of the qualification or description of qualification concerned.

(3)If Qualifications Wales makes provision in a notice within sub-paragraph (2)—

(a)it must give reasons for this in the notice, and

(b)the body is to be treated from the expiry of the withdrawal date, for the purposes specified in the notice, and until the expiry of the extension date, as being recognised in respect of the award of the qualification or description of qualification concerned.

(4)Sub-paragraph (5) applies if—

(a)notice under paragraph 21 contains provision within sub-paragraph (2) (the “original extension provision”), and

(b)a review of the decision to withdraw recognition is carried out under paragraph 22.

(5)The original extension provision has no effect, for the purposes of sub-paragraph (3)(b), unless it is confirmed in notice under paragraph 22 confirming the decision to withdraw recognition.

(6)In this paragraph—

  • “extension date” (“dyddiad estyn”) means a date specified by Qualifications Wales in the notice for the purposes of this paragraph;

  • “withdrawal date” (“dyddiad tynnu’n ôl”) means the date specified by Qualifications Wales in the notice as being that from the expiry of which recognition is to be withdrawn.

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