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Further Education and Training Act 2007

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  1. Introduction

  2. Background

  3. Summary

    1. Part 1 – The Learning and Skills Council for England

    2. Part 2 – Further education institutions

    3. Part 3 – Industrial training levies

    4. Part 4 – Miscellaneous and general

  4. Territorial Extent

  5. Territorial Application: Wales

  6. Commentary

    1. Part 1: the Learning and Skills Council for England

      1. Sections 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5: the LSC

        Restructuring the LSC

        1. Strategy-making bodies

        2. Young people’s learning committee and adult learning committee

      2. Sections 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13: functions of the LSC

        Duty on the LSC in relation to diversity and choice

        1. Consultation with learners and employers

        2. Plans for academic years

        3. Power to form or be involved in certain bodies corporate

        4. Directions

        5. Provision of services

        6. Assistance with respect to employment and training

    2. Part 2: Further Education Institutions

      1. Sections 14, 15 and 16: Transferring powers to the LSC to establish and dissolve further education corporations

      2. Sections 17 and 18: Intervention in further education institutions

      3. Sections 19 and 20: Foundation degrees

      4. Sections 21, 22 and 23: other provisions relating to further education institutions

        Power to form or be involved in companies or charitable incorporated organisations

        1. Consultation with employers and learners

        2. Qualifications of principals of further education institutions

    3. Part 3: Industrial Training Levies

      1. Sections 24 and 25: Amendments to the Industrial Training Act 1982

        Levy proposals

        1. Three-Year Levy Orders

    4. Part 4 – Miscellaneous and General

      1. Section 26: Power of a higher education corporation to form or be involved in certain bodies corporate

      2. Section 27: Powers of National Assembly for Wales

      3. Sections 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 and 34: General provisions

  7. Commencement

  8. Hansard References

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