Consultation outcome

Withdrawing principal learning and Diploma rules

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

Respondents supported all our consultation proposals, and we have decided to implement them unchanged. That means we are withdrawing all our current qualification-specific rules for Principal Learning and Diploma qualifications with immediate effect.

The following documents no longer apply to Principal Learning (and Diploma) qualifications, and we have removed them from our regulatory document list:

  • the ‘GCSE, GCE, Principal Learning and Project Code of Practice’
  • requirements from ‘Arrangements for Awarding and Setting Standards in the Diploma’
  • ‘Criteria for Foundation Higher and Advanced Diploma Qualifications’
  • ‘Criteria for Diploma Qualifications in Business, Administration and Finance’
  • ‘Criteria for Diploma Qualifications in Construction and the Built Environment’
  • ‘Criteria for Diploma Qualifications in Creative and Media’
  • ‘Criteria for Diploma Qualifications in Engineering’
  • ‘Criteria for Diploma Qualifications in Environmental and Land-Based Studies’
  • ‘Criteria for Diploma Qualifications in Hair and Beauty’
  • ‘Criteria for Diploma Qualifications in Hospitality’
  • ‘Criteria for Diploma Qualifications in Information Technology’
  • ‘Criteria for Diploma Qualifications in Manufacturing and Product Design’
  • ‘Criteria for Diploma Qualifications in Public Service’
  • ‘Criteria for Diploma Qualifications in Retail Business’
  • ‘Criteria for Diploma Qualifications in Society, Health and Development’
  • ‘Criteria for Diploma Qualifications in Sport and Active Leisure’
  • ‘Criteria for Diploma Qualifications in Travel and Tourism’
  • ‘Performance Descriptions for Principal Learning Qualifications in Business, Administration and Finance’
  • ‘Performance Descriptions for Principal Learning Qualifications in Construction and the Built Environment’
  • ‘Performance Descriptions for Principal Learning Qualifications in Creative and Media’
  • ‘Performance Descriptions for Principal Learning Qualifications in Engineering’
  • ‘Performance Descriptions for Principal Learning Qualifications in Environmental and Land-Based Studies’
  • ‘Performance Descriptions for Principal Learning Qualifications in Hair and Beauty’
  • ‘Performance Descriptions for Principal Learning Qualifications in Hospitality’
  • ‘Performance Descriptions for Principal Learning Qualifications in Information Technology’
  • ‘Performance Descriptions for Principal Learning Qualifications in Manufacturing and Product Design’
  • ‘Performance Descriptions for Principal Learning Qualifications in Public Service’
  • ‘Performance Descriptions for Principal Learning Qualifications in Retail Business’
  • ‘Performance Descriptions for Principal Learning Qualifications in Society, Health and Development’
  • ‘Performance Descriptions for Principal Learning Qualifications in Sport and Active Leisure’
  • ‘Performance Descriptions for Principal Learning Qualifications in Travel and Tourism’

Next steps

We will continue to regulate Principal Learning qualifications using our ‘General Conditions of Recognition’ until they are withdrawn.

Feedback received

Analysis of responses to our consultation on withdrawing our rules for Principal Learning and Diploma qualifications

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Detail of feedback received

There were three responses to the consultation, all from organisations.

All three respondents supported all our proposals.

Original consultation

Summary

We're seeking views on our proposals to withdraw all our rules and guidance for principal learning and Diploma qualifications.

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Consultation description

We’re consulting on withdrawing all our qualification-specific rules and guidance for principal learning and Diploma qualifications, because we believe they are no longer needed.

We are also consulting on changes to our rules for Project qualifications. Taken together, these proposals mean we will withdraw all our current rules and guidance for principal learning, project and Diploma qualifications.

Documents

Consultation on withdrawing our rules for Principal Learning and Diploma qualifications

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Published 21 March 2017
Last updated 28 June 2017 + show all updates
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