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Learning and Skills Bill [H.L.]

This is the text of the Learning and Skills Bill [H.L.], as amended in Committee in the House of Lords and printed on 17th February 2000.

 
 
  
Learning and Skills Bill [H.L.]
 
 
 
 
ARRANGEMENT OF CLAUSES

PART I
LEARNING AND SKILLS COUNCIL FOR ENGLAND
The Council
Clause 
1.The Council.

Main duties
2.Education and training for persons aged 16 to 19.
3.Education and training for persons over 19.
4.Encouragement of education and training.

Main powers
5.Provision of financial resources.
6.Financial resources: conditions.
7.Funding of school sixth-forms.
8.Links between education and training and employment.
9.Assessments and means tests.
10.Qualifying accounts and grants.
11.Further education: governors.

Other functions
12.Research and information.
13.Persons with learning difficulties.
14.Disabled persons.
15.Plans.
16.Strategy.
17.Use of information by Council.
18.Supplementary functions.

Local councils
19.Local councils.
20.Functions of local councils.
21.Guidance to local councils.
22.Plans of local councils.
23.Duty of local education authorities.
24.Guidance and plans: timing.

Miscellaneous
25.Directions.
26.Committees.
27.Grants to Council.
28.Annual report.
29.Council's financial year.

PART II
NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING FOR WALES
The Council
30.The Council.

Main duties
31.Education and training for persons aged 16 to 19.
32.Education and training for persons over 19.
33.Encouragement of education and training.

Main powers
34.Provision of financial resources.
35.Financial resources: conditions.
36.Funding of school sixth-forms.
37.Assessments and means tests.
38.Qualifying accounts and grants.
39.Further education: governors.

Other functions
40.Research and information.
41.Persons with learning difficulties.
42.Disabled persons.
43.Use of information by Council.
44.Supplementary functions.

Miscellaneous
45.Directions.
46.Committees.
47.Grants to Council.
48.Annual report.
49.Council's financial year.

PART III
INSPECTIONS IN ENGLAND
CHAPTER I
THE ADULT LEARNING INSPECTORATE
The Inspectorate
50.The Inspectorate.
51.The Inspectorate's remit.

Functions of the Inspectorate and the Chief Inspector
52.Functions of the Inspectorate and Chief Inspector.
53.Inspections under section 52.
54.General powers.
55.Right of entry and offences.
56.Action plans.
57.Annual report.

CHAPTER II
HER MAJESTY'S CHIEF INSPECTOR OF SCHOOLS IN ENGLAND
The Chief Inspector's extended remit
58.The extended remit.

Additional functions
59.Additional functions of the Chief Inspector.
60.Inspection of further education institutions.
61.Right of entry and offences.
62.Action plans.
63.Area inspections.
64.Reports of area inspections.
65.Action plans following section 63 inspections.
66.Further powers of the Chief Inspector.

CHAPTER III
THE COMMON INSPECTION FRAMEWORK AND JOINT INSPECTIONS
The Common Inspection Framework
67.The framework.
68.Preparation of the framework.

Joint inspections
69.Joint inspections.

PART IV
INSPECTIONS IN WALES
New titles
70.Inspectors of Education and Training in Wales.
71.Some defined terms.

Extended remit
72.The extended remit of the Chief Inspector for Wales.

Additional functions
73.Additional functions of the Chief Inspector for Wales.
74.Inspections.
75.General powers.
76.Right of entry and offences.
77.Action plans.
78.Inspections of careers services etc.
79.Inspections of education and training provided under 1973 Act arrangements.
80.Area inspections.
81.Studies across Wales or of provision made outside Wales.
82.Annual reports.
83.Defamation.

PART V
MISCELLANEOUS AND GENERAL
Further Education Funding Councils
84.Dissolution of FEFC for England.
85.Preliminary transfers: FEFC for England.
86.Dissolution of FEFC for Wales.

Other transfers
87.Transfers: England.

External qualifications
88.Persons under 19.
89.Persons over 19.
90.Approved qualifications: England.
91.Approved qualifications: Wales.
92.Authorised bodies.
93.Enforcement: England.
94.Enforcement: Wales.
95.Amendments relating to external qualifications.

Qualifying accounts
96.Qualifying accounts.
97.Holders of accounts: grants.

Sixth-form education
98.Secondary education.
99.Further education corporations.
100.Further education institutions: designation.
101.Inadequate sixth-forms.

Support for 13 to 19 year olds
102.Provision of services.
103.Consultation and coordination.
104.Local education authorities.
105.Educational institutions: information and access.
106.Inspection.
107.Information: supply by Secretary of State.
108.Information: supply by public bodies.
109.Recreation and social and physical training.
110.Sections 102 to 109: interpretation.
111.Careers services.

Other miscellaneous provisions
112.Induction periods for teachers.
113.Assessments relating to learning difficulties.
114.Further and higher education corporations: secondary education.
115.Further education sector: designated institutions.
116.Amendments.

General
117.Transitional provisions.
118.Orders and regulations.
119.Repeals.
120.Commencement.
121.Extent.
122.Citation.
 

SCHEDULES:
    Schedule 1-Learning and Skills Council for England.
    Schedule 2-Local councils.
    Schedule 3-Committees (England).
    Schedule 4-National Council for Education and Training for Wales.
    Schedule 5-Committees (Wales).
    Schedule 6-The Adult Learning Inspectorate.
    Schedule 7-Inadequate Sixth Forms.
    Part I-Power to publish proposals.
    Part II-Publication of Proposals.
    Part III-Implementation of Proposals.
    Schedule 8-Amendments.
    Schedule 9-Transitional provisions.
    Part I-English Councils.
    Part II-Welsh Councils.
    Schedule 10-Repeals.
 


 
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