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Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009

Chapter 5: General
Section 172: Interpretation of Part

485.This section sets out the definitions of various terms used in Part 7. It also provides that a reference to the award or authentication of a qualification throughout the Part includes a reference to the award or authentication of credits in respect of components of a qualification. This reflects the launch of the Qualifications and Credit Framework, through which students are able to build up composite qualifications through the obtaining of components.

Section 173: Transfer schemes

486.The section gives effect to Schedule 10.

Schedule 10: transfer schemes

487.This Schedule gives power to the Secretary of State to make a scheme to enable the transfer of staff and property from the QCA to Ofqual.

Section 174: Minor and consequential amendments

488.This section, with section 192, gives effect to Schedule 12. That Schedule makes minor and consequential amendments in connection with the provisions about Ofqual and the QCDA. It is discussed below in the commentary on Part 8 of the Act.

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