National Qualifications System: Social Inequalities - Interim Report

Created on: 24 Jan 2018 | Last modified: 04 Jul 2018


1.1 The following Resolution was passed at the 2015 AGM:

"This AGM instructs Council to investigate and review the National Qualifications system to determine whether social inequality has been created and if so to bring forward reforms to the system."

1.2 This paper addresses aspects of the National Qualifications system both terms of its design and its delivery.

1.3 The definition of social inequality intended by the mover of the original motion and applied within this paper is as follows:

Unequal access to opportunities and their associated benefits among groups characterised by such features as socio-economic status, gender, disability, race and ethnicity.

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