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Tertiary Education and Research (Wales) Bill

Purpose of the consultation

The Children, Young People and Education Committee is undertaking an inquiry into the general principles of the Tertiary Education and Research (Wales) Bill (‘the Bill’).


The purpose of the Tertiary Education and Research (Wales) Bill is to establish the Commission for Tertiary Education and Research, as the independent regulatory body responsible for the funding, oversight and regulation of tertiary education and research in Wales, tertiary education will encompass post-16 education including further and higher education, apprenticeships and sixth forms.


Further detail about the Bill can be found in its accompanying Explanatory Memorandum.


A summary of the Bill is available.


Terms of reference


To consider:

The general principles of the Tertiary Education and Research (Wales) Bill and the need for legislation to deliver the stated policy intention. In coming to a view on this you may wish to consider addressing the individual Parts of the Bill:


  • Part 1: Strategic framework for tertiary education and research
  • Part 2: Registration and regulation of tertiary education providers
  • Part 3: Securing and funding tertiary education and research
  • Part 4: Apprenticeships
  • Part 5: Learner protection, complaints procedures and learner engagement
  • Part 6: Information, advice and guidance
  • Part 7: Miscellaneous and general


Any potential barriers to the implementation of the Bill’s provisions and whether the Bill takes account of them (including commencement and the United Kingdom Internal Market Act)

The appropriateness of the powers in the Bill for Welsh Ministers to make subordinate legislation (as set out in Chapter 5 of Part 1 of the Explanatory Memorandum);

Whether there are any unintended consequences arising from the Bill; and


The financial implications of the Bill (as set out in Part 2 of the Explanatory Memorandum).


The closing date is Friday 17 December. Any responses received after this date may not be considered.


Providing Written Evidence


The Senedd has two official languages, Welsh and English.


In line with the Senedd’s Official Languages Scheme the Committee requests that documents or written responses to consultations intended for publication or use in Senedd proceedings are submitted bilingually. When documents or written responses are not submitted bilingually, we will publish in the language submitted, stating that it has been received in that language only.


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Please see guidance for those providing evidence for committees.


Disclosure of information


Please ensure that you have considered the Senedd’s policy on disclosure of information before submitting information to the Committee.

Supporting documents

Contact details

Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:

Children, Young People and Education Committee
Welsh Parliament
Cardiff Bay
CF99 1SN

Telephone: 0300 200 6565