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PART 6 E+W+S+N.I.Miscellaneous

Prospective

Qualifications in information technologyE+W+S+N.I.

114Qualifications in information technology: payment of tuition feesE+W

(1)The Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 is amended as follows.

(2)In section 88(1) (qualifications for persons aged 19 or over: payment of tuition fees), for “1(a) or (b)” substitute “ 1(a), (b) or (ba) ”.

(3)In paragraph 1 of Schedule 5 (qualifications for persons aged 19 or over), after paragraph (b) insert—

(ba)a specified qualification in making use of information technology;.

(4)After paragraph 5 of that Schedule insert—

Power to specify qualification in information technology

5AThe level of attainment demonstrated by a specified qualification in making use of information technology must be the level which, in the opinion of the Secretary of State, is the minimum required in that respect by persons aged 19 or over in order to be able to operate effectively in day-to-day life.