Commenting on the new roll out of diplomas, David Frost, Director-General, British Chambers of Commerce said:

"The launch of the Diploma is widely welcomed by businesses across the country. We believe that if successfully implemented going forward the Diploma might very well address some of the problems associated with the current education system."

“There are implementation problems however, not least a lack of a coherent communication strategy, leaving many of the key stakeholders such as young people, teachers, parents and business confused. The Government must also ensure that it thoroughly engages with business at all levels in order for the Diploma to be successful.”