Skills Commission inquiry on Level 4 and 5 Higher Technical Qualifications evidence session 3

10:30 - 12:00

The Skills Commission’s inquiry into Level 4 and 5 Higher Technical Qualifications held its third evidence session via Zoom on Tuesday 24 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 Health and science pathways and the Care services pathway.

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

  • Claire Arbery, Director, West of England IoT
  • Justine Fosh, CEO, Cogent Skills
  • David Gallagher FIEP, CEO, NCFE
  • Julie Hyde, Director of External and Regulatory Affairs, NCFE
  • Lucy Hunte, National Programme Manager Apprenticeships, Health Education England
  • Nathan Pascall-Smith, Senior Programme Manager System Workforce, NHS Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group

The following commissioners and observers participated in the session:

  • Dr Andrea Laczik, Head of Research, 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
  • Dr Jane Towers-Clark, Head of Academic Partnerships, ACCA Global
  • Joe Fitzsimmons, Policy Manager, ACCA Global
  • David Morgan, CEO, Career Development Institute, 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
  • 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 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
  • Matthew White, Assistant Director, Higher Technical Education Division, Department for Education

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