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Learning and Skills Act 2000

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  1. Introduction

  2. Summary

  3. Annexes

  4. Background

    1. The Further Education Funding Councils

    2. Training and Enterprise Councils

    3. Local Education Authorities

    4. Inspection

    5. Careers Services and services for young people

  5. Overview of the Act

    1. Part I - Learning and Skills Council for England

    2. Part II - National Council for Education and Training for Wales

    3. Part III - Inspections in England

    4. Part IV - Inspections in Wales

    5. Part V - Miscellaneous and General

  6. Commentary on Sections

    1. Part I - the Learning and Skills Council for England

      1. Sections 1 to 29 and Schedules 1 to 3

        1. Section 1 and Schedule 1: the

        2. Sections 2 to 4: the main duties of the

        3. Sections 5 and 6: provision of financial resources

        4. Section 7: school sixth form funding

        5. Sections 8 to 11: other main powers of the

        6. Sections 12 to 18: other functions of the

        7. Sections 19 and 20 and Schedule 2: local councils

        8. Sections 21 to 24: guidance to local councils and their plans

        9. Sections 25 to 29 and Schedule 3: miscellaneous

    2. Part II - National Council for Education and Training for Wales (Cetw)

      1. Sections 30 to 49 and Schedules 4 and 5

        1. Section 30 and Schedule 4: the

        2. Sections 31 to 33: the ’s main duties

        3. Sections 34 to 39: the ’s main powers

        4. Sections 40 to 44: the ’s other functions

        5. Sections 47 to 51 and Schedule 5: miscellaneous

    3. Part III - Inspections in England

      1. Chapter I: Sections 52 to 59 and Schedule 6 the Adult Learning Inspectorate

      2. Chapter II: Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Schools in England

      3. Chapter III: the common inspection framework and joint inspections

    4. Part IV - Inspections in Wales

      1. Sections 73 to 88

    5. Part V - Miscellaneous and General

      1. Sections 89 to 91: dissolution of the FEFC for England and the FEFC for Wales

      2. Sections 92 and 93: other transfers

      3. Sections 94 to 95: transfers: further provision

      4. Sections 96 to 103: external qualifications

      5. Sections 104 to 109: Individual Learning Accounts

      6. Sections 110 to 113: sixth-form education

      7. Sections 114 to 122: support for 13 to 19 year olds

      8. Sections 123 to 129: youth provision in Wales

      9. Sections 130 to 133: city colleges and academies

      10. Sections 134 to 136: pensions

      11. Section 137: powers of s in connection with provision

      12. Subsection 138: provision of information in Wales

      13. Section 139: extension of statutory induction for school teachers to institutions

      14. Section 140: transition from school to post-16 learning of young people with special educational needs

      15. Section 141: training programmes: cessation of funding

      16. Section 142: powers of and corporations to provide secondary education

      17. Sections 143 and 144: designated institutions

      18. Section 145: governors’ liability

      19. Sections 146 and 147: financial support for students

      20. Section 148: sex education

      21. Section 150: Wales

      22. Section 151 and Schedule 10: transitional provisions

    6. Schedule 7: inadequate -maintained sixth form provision

    7. Schedule 9: Amendments

      1. Amendments to the Further and Higher Education Act 1992

      2. Amendment to the Employment Rights Act 1996

      3. Amendments to the Education Act 1996

      4. Amendment to the Education Act 1997

      5. Amendments to the School Standards and Framework Act 1998

  7. Delegated Powers and Deregulation Reports

  8. Commencement

  9. Hansard References

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