Skill-based Qualifications

Education and Skills written question – answered on 27th May 2004.

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Photo of Professor Ross Cranston Professor Ross Cranston Labour, Dudley North

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans he has to develop flexible skill-based qualifications.

Photo of Ivan Lewis Ivan Lewis Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education and Skills) (Skills and Vocational Education)

Creating an employment-led qualifications system for adults that responds quickly to changing skills needs is a key goal of the Government's Skills Strategy.

The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority is working with the Learning and Skills Council, the Sector Skills Development Agency and partners in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland to develop a fully operational credit-based system across all sectors.

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