The Adult Skills (Specified Qualification in Information Technology) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

2020 No. 67

Education, England

The Adult Skills (Specified Qualification in Information Technology) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

Made 28th January 2020

Laid before Parliament 31th January 2020

Coming into force 1st August 2020

The Secretary of State makes the following Regulations, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 87(3)(c), 88(2)(c), 89(1) and (4) and section 264(1) of, and paragraph 3 of Schedule 5 to, the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 20091.

S-1 Citation and commencement

Citation and commencement

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Adult Skills (Specified Qualification in Information Technology) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 and come into force on 1st August 2020.

S-2 Amendment of the Adult Skills (Specified Qualifications) Regulations 2010

Amendment of the Adult Skills (Specified Qualifications) Regulations 2010

2.—(1) The Adult Skills (Specified Qualifications) Regulations 20102are amended as follows.

(2) After regulation 4 insert—

S-4A

Information technology qualifications

4A. For the purposes of paragraph 1(ba) of the Schedule3, a specified qualification in making use of information technology is a qualification, or a description of a qualification, which is assessed by the Secretary of State to be at the level of attainment specified in paragraph 5A of the Schedule4.”.

(3) In regulation 7 (publication of lists), after “4,” insert “4A”.

(4) In regulation 8 (exclusion for apprentices), after “”qualification” insert “, other than a specified qualification in making use of information technology,”.

(5) After regulation 8 insert—

S-8A

Exclusion for persons skilled in information technology

8A. For the purposes of sections 87(3)(c) and 88(2)(c) of the Act, insofar as they are connected with the provision of a course of study for a qualification specified for the purposes of regulation 4A (qualification in making use of information technology), it is a condition that a person must have information technology skills below the level of attainment described in paragraph 5A of the Schedule.”.

(6) In regulation 9 (persons to be treated as not having a specified qualification)—

(a)

(a) in paragraph (2)(a), for “paragraph 4” substitute “paragraph 5”;

(b)

(b) after paragraph (2) insert—

S-3

3. A person is to be treated for the purposes of sections 87(1) or 88(1) of the Act, insofar as they are connected with the provision of a course of study for a qualification...

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