Equality Act 2010 (General Qualifications Bodies) (Appropriate Regulator and Relevant Qualifications) Regulations 2010

SI 2010 No. 2245

Made 9th September 2010 Laid before Parliament 10th September 2010 Coming into force 1st October 2010

These Regulations make provision for the purposes of section 96 of the Equality Act 2010 (“the Act”). Section 96 of the Act imposes a duty on qualifications bodies not to discriminate in the conferment of relevant qualifications and also imposes a duty on them to make reasonable adjustments for disabled people.

Under section 96(7) of the Act an appropriate regulator may specify matters which are not to be subject to the reasonable adjustments duty and regulation 2 provides that any such matters must be published on the regulator’s website.

Regulation 3 prescribes the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) as the appropriate regulator in relation to a qualifications body that confers qualifications in England.

A qualifications body is a body which confers relevant qualifications. Regulation 4 prescribes the relevant qualifications in relation to conferments in England and these are set out in the Schedule.

An impact assessment has not been undertaken as these Regulations will have no impact on business or on the voluntary or public sector.

Published: 17/09/2010 15:51