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(1)In carrying out their functions under this Part the Qualifications, Curriculum and Assessment Authority for Wales shall—
(a)comply with any directions given by the Secretary of State; and
(b)act in accordance with any plans approved by him; and
(c)so far as relevant, have regard to—
(ii)the requirements of industry, commerce, finance and the professions regarding education and training (including required standards of practical competence), and
(iii)the requirements of persons with special learning needs.
(2)In carrying out those functions the Authority shall in addition have regard to information supplied to them by [F2Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education and Training in Wales or Prif Arolygydd Ei Mawrhydi dros Addysg a Hyfforddiant yng Nghymru] or by any body designated by the Secretary of State for the purposes of this section.
(3)Where in carrying out any of their functions under this Part the Authority accredit F3... any qualification, they may do so on such terms (including terms as to payment) F3... as they may determine.
[F4(3A)Where in carrying out those functions the Authority accredit any qualification, they may, at the time of accreditation or later, impose such conditions on accreditation or continued accreditation as they may determine.]
F4(4)Those conditions may in particular include conditions—
(a)placing a limit on the amount of the fee that can be demanded in respect of any award or authentication of the qualification in question; and
[F5(b)requiring rights of entry to premises and to inspect and copy documents so far as necessary for the Authority—
(i)to satisfy themselves that the appropriate standards are being maintained, in relation to the award or authentication of the qualification in question, by the persons receiving the accreditation, or
(ii)to determine whether to impose a condition falling within paragraph (a) and if so what that condition should be.]
F5(5)Before exercising on any occasion their power to impose conditions falling within subsection (4)(a) the Authority shall obtain the consent of the Secretary of State as to such matters relating to the exercise of that power as he may determine.
(6)In this section “persons with special learning needs” has the same meaning as in section 26.
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