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Deregulation Act 2015

Regulation of teaching requirements for teaching staff and principals

780.Paragraph 8 provides for sections 136(a), 136(b), 137 and 138 of the Education Act 2002 to cease to apply in relation to England. These sections confer powers on the Secretary of State, by regulations, to impose qualification requirements in respect of staff and principals at further education institutions in England. All regulations made under these sections have been revoked in line with Lord Lingfield’s recommendations (Professionalism in Further Education, March 2012) which questioned the effectiveness of qualification requirements in improving the standard of teaching. The newly-established Education and Training Foundation will support the development of teaching best practice in the further education sector. These powers will continue to be exercisable by the Welsh Ministers in relation to further education institutions in Wales.

781.The provisions of this Schedule come into force at the end of the period of 2 months beginning with the day on which the Act is passed. All the provisions form part of the law of England and Wales and their application to England and Wales has been set out in the commentary on each provision.

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