Search Legislation

Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009

Supplementary provision
Section 189: Directions etc. by the Secretary of State

534.The Secretary of State may issue directions to the QCDA as to the performance of any of its functions. This power sits alongside those of the Secretary of State to direct the QCDA in relation to “ancillary activities” – see section 186, and to set up a committee for a specified purpose – see paragraph 9(2) of Schedule 11. The QCDA must also, in performing its functions, act in accordance with any plans approved by the Secretary of State.

535.The provisions in this section reflect the QCDA’s role as an NDPB, accountable to Ministers

Section 190: Guidance by the Secretary of State

536.The QCDA must, in performing its functions, have regard to any guidance given by the Secretary of State.

Back to top


Print Options


Explanatory Notes

Text created by the government department responsible for the subject matter of the Act to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes were introduced in 1999 and accompany all Public Acts except Appropriation, Consolidated Fund, Finance and Consolidation Acts.


More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources