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Tertiary Education and Research (Wales) Act 2022

Section 33: Mandatory ongoing registration conditions on equal opportunity

112.The Commission is under a duty to ensure that a mandatory ongoing registration condition relating to equal opportunity is applied to each registered tertiary education provider.

113.Conditions on equal opportunity require the registered provider to demonstrate delivery of measurable outcomes which further the aims listed in subsection (2). These aims relate to increasing participation, improving retention, reducing attainment gaps, and improving employment and further study outcomes for students from under-represented groups.

114.Under-represented groups are defined in subsection (3) as groups of students that are under-represented in relevant tertiary education in Wales as a result of social, cultural, economic or organisational factors. Relevant tertiary education is defined as tertiary education courses provided wholly or mainly in Wales of a kind that relates to the category of the register in which the provider is registered. This means that registered providers will be concerned with delivering equality of opportunity outcomes in respect of the kind of tertiary education which relates to their registration category.

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