Skills Commission inquiry into Level 4 and 5 Higher Technical Qualifications evidence session 2

10:30 - 12:00

The Skills Commission’s inquiry into Level 4 and 5 Higher Technical Qualifications held its second evidence session via Zoom on Tuesday 17 May 2022. 

The inquiry is co-chaired by:

  • Sir John Hayes MP  
  • Baroness Garden of Frognal
  • Mr Graham Hasting-Evans, CEO of NOCN

This evidence session focused on the Creative and design pathways.

Oral evidence was provided on Level 4 and 5 Higher Technical Qualifications by the following expert witnesses:

  • Daniel Carpenter, Managing Director, Heritage Crafts Association
  • Patricia Lovett MBE, Chair, Heritage Crafts Association
  • Tim Weiss, Director of Vocational Skills, ScreenSkills
  • Michele Gregson, General Secretary, National Society for Education in Art and Design
  • Cat Drew, Chief Design Officer, Design Council
  • Ruben Hale, Deputy Director, UAL Awarding Body, University of the Arts London
  • Sam Cairns, Co-Director, Cultural Learning Alliance

The following commissioners and observers participated in the session:

  • Neil Bates, Chair, Edge Foundation
  • Elena Wilson, Policy Manager, Edge Foundation
  • Robin Ghurbhurun, Managing Director, Further Education, Skills, Jisc
  • Mark Sundhu, Senior Public Affairs, Jisc
  • Jonathan Shaw, Strategic Director, Kent Further Education
  • Graham Razey OBE, CEO EKC Group, Kent Further Education
  • Ms Lilly Aaron, Policy Manager, ACCA Global
  • Jan Ellis, Chief Executive, Qdos Education, Career Development Policy Group
  • Dr David Cameron, Director of Education, CILEX - the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives
  • Michelle Gauntlett, Director of Operations, The CPD Standards Office
  • Clare Fraser, Public Affairs Manager, City & Guilds Group
  • Beatrice Barleon, Head of Public Affairs and Policy, Engineering UK
  • Paul Rice, Product Development Manager, Enginuity
  • Sam Green, Head of Research and Planning, LTE Group
  • Michael Walsh, Vice Principal and Dean, Manchester College/UECN College
  • Chris Wright, Assistant Principal: Industry Excellence and Skills Excellence, Manchester College
  • Professor Kathryn Mitchell, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, University of Derby
  • Professor Ewart Keep, Chair, Education, Training and Skills, University of Oxford
  • Gila Tabrizi, Senior Policy Manager, WorldSkills UK
  • Selene Washington, Senior Engagement & Planning Manager, Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education
  • Olly Box, Higher Technical Education Division, Department for Education

Please contact Teymour.anwar [at] (teymour[dot]anwar[at]policyconnect[dot]org[dot]uk) for further information.