Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012

Appeal procedures.

70.— (1) Procedures shall be prescribed for the hearing and determination of the appeals provided for in this Act, following consultation with the Appeals Panel and the Authority, as soon as practicable after the appointment of the Appeals Panel.

(2) Different procedures may be prescribed under subsection (1) for appeals under different provisions.

(3) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), procedures prescribed under this section may—

(a) specify the forms to be used for bringing an appeal,

(b) specify the time within which an appeal shall be brought after the date of the decision of the Authority that is being appealed,

(c) specify the time within which an appeal shall be heard,

(d) specify the information which shall be provided to the Appeals Panel,

(e) require specified notifications to be given in respect of the bringing of an appeal,

(f) specify the period within which the Appeals Board hearing the appeal shall, from the date of completion by it of a hearing or hearings in relation to an appeal, make its determination in relation to the matter.