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Specialised Diplomas: Take-Up

Volume 462: debated on Wednesday 11 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of the impact of the functional skills requirement on the potential uptake of the specialised diploma; and if he will make a statement. (148135)

We do not expect any impact on potential diploma take up because of the functional skills requirement. Functional skills will be embedded in all learning routes, such as apprenticeships and GCSEs, as well as diplomas. This means that young people will need to demonstrate competence in functional skills wherever they work or study.