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Teachers: Qualifications

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 24th January 2011.

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Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills), Party Chair, Co-operative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans he has to require all new university academics with teaching responsibilities to undertake a teacher training qualification; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of David Willetts David Willetts Minister of State (Universities and Science)

This Government are committed to ensuring teaching excellence across the higher education sector. We are exploring with the sector ways in which excellent teaching can be promoted and incentivised, including through training. Plans for our wider programme of reform of higher education will be set out in the forthcoming White Paper.

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