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(1) This section has effect for the purposes of sections 96 and 97 in their application to England.
(2) A qualification is approved at a given time if—
(a) it is then approved by the Secretary of State, or
(b) it is then approved by a body then designated by him for the purposes of this section.
(3) Approval may be given generally or in relation to particular cases.
(4) An approval given by a designated body is ineffective unless the Secretary of State consents to the approval.
(5) The Secretary of State may at any time revoke—
(a) a designation;
(b) an approval given by him;
(c) an approval given by a designated body.
(6) A designated body may at any time revoke an approval given by it.
(7) If the Secretary of State asks the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority to do so, it must advise him on any approval he proposes to give under subsection (2)(a).
(8) If a designated body asks the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority to do so, it must advise the body on any approval the body proposes to give under subsection (2)(b).
To be appointed: see s 154(1)(b).