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Specialised Diplomas

Volume 462: debated on Thursday 28 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many employers have participated in the development of the (a) Construction and Built Environment Diploma, (b) Engineering Diploma, (c) Creative and Media Diploma, (d) Land-based Environmental Diploma, (e) Business, Administration and Finance Administration Diploma, (f) Hospitality and Catering Diploma, (g) IT Diploma and (h) Manufacturing and Produce Design Diploma. (144990)

Exact figures for each DDP are not readily available. Each DDP has consulted with around 1,000 employers, meaning that for the first phase, 5,000 employers have participated in the development process. The same process is being used for the development of the phase 2 Diplomas, and this will involve similar numbers.

It must be stressed that this number is based on the number of employers that have actively responded on Diplomas via forms/email/ or one to one telephone conversations.