§ Baroness Cox
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What are the procedures whereby the equivalences stated in the National Targets for Education and Training for Foundation Learning between (a) five GCSEs at grades A-C, an intermediate GNVQ and an NVQ Level 2 and (b) two GCE A levels, an Advanced GNVQ and an NVQ Level 3 are established.
§ The Minister of State, Department for Education and Employment (Lord Henley)
The National Targets for Education and Training were first launched by the CBI in 1991. Academic and vocational qualification equivalences were agreed in consultation with a wide range of business, education and training organisations, including the National Council for Vocational Qualifications (NCVQ).