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Qualifications Wales Act 2015

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17Approval of a restricted priority qualification in the absence of section 15 arrangements

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(1)This section applies for the purpose of the approval by Qualifications Wales of a form of a qualification that is a restricted priority qualification, but in respect of which Qualifications Wales does not propose to enter into arrangements under section 15.

(2)Qualifications Wales may, on an application from a body that is recognised in respect of the award of the qualification concerned, if it considers it appropriate to do so approve a form of the qualification for award in Wales by the body concerned.

(3)Qualifications Wales must prepare a scheme making provision about—

(a)the making of applications for approval under subsection (2);

(b)the consideration by Qualifications Wales of those applications.

(4)Qualifications Wales must exercise its functions in accordance with the scheme.

(5)The scheme must provide for a procedure that is open, fair and transparent.

(6)Qualifications Wales may revise the scheme.

(7)The scheme must be published by Qualifications Wales.

(8)Subsection (2) is subject to section 21 (power to specify minimum requirements).

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