Public Policy

GCSE Modern Foreign Language (MFL) subject content review: Public Consultation Response – May 2021

In November 2019, the Department for Education announced that a review would be launched into the GCSE MFL subject content for England. This review related to French, German and Spanish GCSEs only. The Department is now seeking views on the proposed changes within the revised subject content. The consultation closes on 19 May 2021. CIOL has responded with answers to questions posed by the DfE... read more


All-Party Parliamentary Group on Modern Languages' statement ​on the MFL GCSE Subject Content review and consultation - 13 May 2021

Statement on the MFL GCSE Subject Content review and consultation - 13 May 2021:

​The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Modern Languages (APPG MFL) notes widespread concern and disquiet in relation to the review. At a time when languages are already uniquely fragile in English schools, the proposals in their present form represent a fundamental change to the nature of language learning... read more


CIOL response to the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration’s report “Inspection of the Home Office’s use of language services in the asylum process May – November 2019” 

Overview

We welcome the review by the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration Home Office’s use of language services in the asylum process, which has raised a number of concerns and issues; the full report can be found... read more


BEIS Call for Evidence: The Recognition of Professional Qualifications and Regulation of Professions: October 2020

Q1 - Please let us know anything you think we need to understand regarding how effectively regulation works within the sectors in which you have particular interest or expertise.

This response relates to professional linguists working as interpreters and translators in different sectors, including conference, business and public service interpreters.   

Regulation of these sectors... read more


CIOL CSR Proposal for a UK Professional Language Qualifications (UK PLQ) Framework Comprehensive Spending Review 2020 representation: September 2020 

Overview

In response to government priorities set out in the Comprehensive Spending Review, The Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL) hereby, submits our CSR representation and proposal for the development of a UK Professional Language Qualifications Framework (UK PLQ) to support the UK’s recovery from Covid-19, support international trade and economic growth and promote the UK’s security from cyberthreats and terrorism... read more


MAC Review of the Shortage Occupation List: September 2020 (sections 6E.52 to 6.E54)

Recommendations (p239)

6E.52 - We recommend that SOC code 3412 (authors, writers and translators) is partially added to the SOL (Shortage Occupation List): we recommend that interpreters only are added. The occupation ranks highly (13th) in the RQF3-5 shortage rankings and the job vacancy to employee ratio has been above the median of all eligible occupations... read more