HC Deb 24 July 1973 vol 860 cc326-7W
35. Mr. John E. B. Hill

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will make a further statement about the progress that is being made towards the introduction of courses leading to the award of the proposed Diploma of Higher Education.

Mrs. Thatcher

A final version will be available very shortly of guidelines on the academic structure of the Diploma of Higher Education prepared by a study group representing the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals, the CNAA and the Open University. In addition to the CNAA several universities have already decided in principle to validate the diploma and the senate of one university has agreed in principle to the possibility of offering it internally. I hope that the first courses will start in 1974 and I expect a substantial number to follow in 1975.