Countdown to 2008

27th October 2006 at 01:00
December 2006 Exam boards begin working up the details of the first five diplomas. Deadline for schoolcollegelocal authority employer consortia to submit bids to offer diplomas in 2008

FebruaryMarch 2007 Successful bidders announced

AprilMay 2007 Boards complete work on first five diplomas

September 2007 Diploma specifications in schools and colleges

September 2008 First five diplomas taught in some schools and colleges

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