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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part 1 Apprenticeships, study and training

    1. Chapter 1 Apprenticeships

      1. Completing an apprenticeship

        1. 1.Meaning of “completing an English apprenticeship”

        2. 2.Meaning of “completing a Welsh apprenticeship”

      2. Apprenticeship certificates: England

        1. 3.Duty to issue: England

        2. 4.Power to issue: England

        3. 5.Issue by the English certifying authority: supplementary

        4. 6.The English certifying authority

      3. Apprenticeship certificates: Wales

        1. 7.Duty to issue: Wales

        2. 8.Power to issue: Wales

        3. 9.Issue by the Welsh certifying authority: supplementary

        4. 10.The Welsh certifying authority

      4. Contents of apprenticeship certificate: England and Wales

        1. 11.Contents of apprenticeship certificate

      5. Apprenticeship frameworks: England and Wales

        1. 12.Apprenticeship frameworks: interpretation

      6. Apprenticeship frameworks: England

        1. 13.English issuing authority

        2. 14.Issue: England

        3. 15.Recognised English frameworks: notification and publication

        4. 16.Submission of draft framework for issue: England

        5. 17.Transitional provision: England

      7. Apprenticeship frameworks: Wales

        1. 18.Welsh issuing authority

        2. 19.Issue: Wales

        3. 20.Recognised Welsh frameworks: notification and publication

        4. 21.Submission of draft framework for issue: Wales

        5. 22.Transitional provision: Wales

      8. Specification of apprenticeship standards: England

        1. 23.Duty to prepare and submit draft specification: England

        2. 24.Order bringing specification into effect

        3. 25.Modification: England

        4. 26.Replacement or modification: recognised English frameworks

        5. 27.Contents of specification of apprenticeship standards for England

      9. Specification of apprenticeship standards: Wales

        1. 28.Specification of apprenticeship standards for Wales

        2. 29.Modification: Wales

        3. 30.Replacement or modification: recognised Welsh frameworks

        4. 31.Contents of specification of apprenticeship standards for Wales

      10. Apprenticeship agreements: England and Wales

        1. 32.Meaning of “apprenticeship agreement”

        2. 33.Ineffective provisions

        3. 34.Variation

        4. 35.Status

        5. 36.Crown servants and Parliamentary staff

      11. Duty to participate in education or training: England

        1. 37.Duty to participate in education or training: apprenticeship agreements

      12. General

        1. 38.Apprenticeship sectors

        2. 39.Interpretation of Chapter

    2. Chapter 2 Study and training

      1. 40.Employer support for employee study and training

  3. Part 2 LEA functions

    1. Education and training for persons over compulsory school age

      1. 41.Education and training for persons over compulsory school age: general duty

      2. 42.Encouragement of education and training for persons over compulsory school age

      3. 43.LEA directions: children over compulsory school age

      4. 44.Power to require provision of education by further education institution

    2. The core and additional entitlements

      1. 45.Duties in relation to the core and additional entitlements

    3. Boarding accommodation: persons subject to learning difficulty assessment

      1. 46.Boarding accommodation: persons subject to learning difficulty assessment

    4. Work experience

      1. 47.Work experience for persons over compulsory school age

    5. Persons detained in youth accommodation

      1. 48.Provision of education for persons subject to youth detention

      2. 49.Persons detained in youth accommodation: application of provisions

      3. 50.Persons detained in youth accommodation: further provision

      4. 51.Detention of child or young person: local education authorities to be notified

      5. 52.Release from detention of child or young person with special educational needs

    6. Transport in England

      1. 53.Provision of transport etc for persons of sixth form age: duty to have regard to section 15ZA duty

      2. 54.Transport policy statements for persons of sixth form age: consultation

      3. 55.Transport policy statements for persons of sixth form age: content and publication

      4. 56.Complaints about transport arrangements etc for persons of sixth form age

      5. 57.Local education authorities in England: provision of transport etc for adult learners

    7. Powers in respect of non-maintained schools

      1. 58.Power of LEAs to arrange provision of education at non-maintained schools

    8. General

      1. 59.Minor and consequential amendments

  4. Part 3 The Young People's Learning Agency for England

    1. Chapter 1 Establishment

      1. 60.The Young People's Learning Agency for England

    2. Chapter 2 Main functions

      1. Funding

        1. 61.Provision of financial resources

        2. 62.Financial resources: conditions

        3. 63.Performance assessments

        4. 64.Means tests

        5. 65.Prohibition on charging

      2. Securing provision of education and training

        1. 66.Securing provision of education and training

        2. 67.Intervention for purpose of securing provision of education and training

      3. Provision of services and assistance

        1. 68.Provision of services

        2. 69.Assistance with respect to employment and training

        3. 70.Assistance with respect to employment and training: Northern Ireland

      4. Miscellaneous

        1. 71.Research, information and advice

        2. 72.Guidance by YPLA

        3. 73.Intervention powers: policy statement

        4. 74.Power to confer supplementary functions on YPLA

    3. Chapter 3 YPLA's functions: supplementary

      1. 75.Directions by Secretary of State

      2. 76.Guidance by Secretary of State

    4. Chapter 4 Academy arrangements

      1. 77.Academy arrangements

      2. 78.Grants for purposes of Academy arrangements functions

      3. 79.Academy arrangements: information sharing

    5. Chapter 5 General

      1. 80.Interpretation of Part

  5. Part 4 The Chief Executive of Skills Funding

    1. Chapter 1 Establishment and main duties

      1. The Chief Executive

        1. 81.The Chief Executive of Skills Funding

      2. Apprenticeship functions

        1. 82.Apprenticeship functions

      3. Apprenticeship training for persons aged 16 to 18 and certain young adults

        1. 83.Apprenticeship training for persons aged 16 to 18 and certain young adults

        2. 84.Arrangements and co-operation with local education authorities

        3. 85.Encouragement of training provision etc for persons within section 83

      4. Education and training for persons aged 19 or over etc.

        1. 86.Education and training for persons aged 19 or over and others subject to adult detention

        2. 87.Learning aims for persons aged 19 or over: provision of facilities

        3. 88.Learning aims for persons aged 19 or over: payment of tuition fees

        4. 89.Sections 87 and 88: supplementary

        5. 90.Encouragement of education and training for persons aged 19 or over and others subject to adult detention

      5. The apprenticeship offer

        1. 91.Duty to secure availability of apprenticeship places

        2. 92.Election for apprenticeship offer

        3. 93.Meaning of “apprenticeship place”

        4. 94.Suitability and availability of apprenticeship places: further provision

        5. 95.Apprenticeship offer requirements

        6. 96.Apprenticeship offer requirements: interpretation

        7. 97.Suspension of offer

        8. 98.Power to amend apprenticeship offer

        9. 99.Apprenticeship offer: interpretation

    2. Chapter 2 Other functions

      1. Funding

        1. 100.Provision of financial resources

        2. 101.Financial resources: conditions

        3. 102.Performance assessments

        4. 103.Means tests

      2. Apprenticeships: general

        1. 104.Assistance and support in relation to apprenticeship places

        2. 105.Promoting progression from level 2 to level 3 apprenticeships

        3. 106.Advice and assistance in relation to apprenticeships

      3. Provision of services and assistance

        1. 107.Provision of services

        2. 108.Assistance with respect to employment and training

        3. 109.Assistance with respect to employment and training: Northern Ireland

      4. Miscellaneous

        1. 110.Research, information and advice

        2. 111.Power to confer supplementary functions on Chief Executive

    3. Chapter 3 Chief Executive's functions: supplementary

      1. Strategies

        1. 112.Strategies for functions of Chief Executive

        2. 113.Strategy for functions of Chief Executive: Greater London

        3. 114.Strategies: duty of Chief Executive

      2. Other

        1. 115.Persons with learning difficulties

        2. 116.Persons subject to adult detention

        3. 117.Use of information by Chief Executive

        4. 118.Guidance

        5. 119.Directions: funding of qualifications

        6. 120.Other directions relating to functions of the office

    4. Chapter 4 General

      1. 121.Interpretation of Part

  6. Part 5 Parts 2 to 4: supplementary

    1. Information

      1. 122.Sharing of information for education and training purposes

    2. The Learning and Skills Council for England

      1. 123.Dissolution of the Learning and Skills Council for England

      2. 124.Dissolution of the Learning and Skills Council: transfer schemes

  7. Part 6 The sixth form college sector

    1. 125.Sixth form college sector

    2. 126.Removal of power to establish sixth form schools

  8. Part 7 The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation

    1. Chapter 1 Establishment, objectives and general duties

      1. Establishment

        1. 127.The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation

      2. Objectives and general duties

        1. 128.Objectives

        2. 129.General duties

      3. Regulated qualifications and regulated assessment arrangements

        1. 130.Meaning of “regulated qualifications” etc.

        2. 131.Meaning of “regulated assessment arrangements” etc.

    2. Chapter 2 Functions in relation to qualifications

      1. Recognition of awarding bodies

        1. 132.Recognition

        2. 133.Criteria for recognition

        3. 134.General conditions of recognition

        4. 135.Other conditions of recognition

        5. 136.Fee capping conditions: supplementary

        6. 137.Entry and inspection conditions: supplementary

      2. Accreditation of certain qualifications

        1. 138.Qualifications subject to the accreditation requirement

        2. 139.Accreditation

        3. 140.Criteria for accreditation

      3. Minimum requirements

        1. 141.Power to specify minimum requirements

        2. 142.Consultation before making order specifying minimum requirements

        3. 143.Effect of order specifying minimum requirements

        4. 144.Revocation and amendment of orders specifying minimum requirements

      4. Guided learning

        1. 145.Assignment of number of hours of guided learning

        2. 146.Criteria for assignment of number of hours of guided learning

      5. Surrender

        1. 147.Surrender of recognition

      6. Register

        1. 148.Register

      7. Recognised bodies: monitoring and enforcement

        1. 149.Review of activities of recognised bodies

        2. 150.Investigation of complaints

        3. 151.Power to give directions

        4. 152.Power to withdraw recognition

        5. 153.Qualifications regulatory framework

      8. Other

        1. 154.Review of qualifications to which Part applies

        2. 155.Review of system for allocating values to qualifications

        3. 156.Co-operation and joint working

        4. 157.Power to provide information to qualifications regulators

      9. General

        1. 158.Interpretation of Chapter

    3. Chapter 3 Functions in relation to assessment arrangements

      1. Development etc. of regulated assessment arrangements

        1. 159.NC assessment arrangements: duty to consult Ofqual etc.

        2. 160.EYFS assessment arrangements: duty to consult Ofqual etc.

      2. Review etc. of regulated assessment arrangements

        1. 161.Review of regulated assessment arrangements

        2. 162.Powers to require information

        3. 163.Duty to notify significant failings

      3. Regulatory frameworks

        1. 164.NC assessments regulatory framework

        2. 165.EYFS assessments regulatory framework

      4. General

        1. 166.Interpretation of Chapter

    4. Chapter 4 Other functions

      1. 167.Provision of services

      2. 168.Provision of information or advice

      3. 169.Research and development

      4. 170.Duty not to impose or maintain unnecessary burdens

      5. 171.Annual and other reports

    5. Chapter 5 General

      1. 172.Interpretation of Part

      2. 173.Transfer schemes

      3. 174.Minor and consequential amendments

  9. Part 8 The Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency

    1. Chapter 1 The QCDA, objective and general duties

      1. The QCDA

        1. 175.The Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency

      2. Objective and general duties

        1. 176.Objective

        2. 177.General duties

    2. Chapter 2 Functions in relation to qualifications

      1. 178.Qualifications within the QCDA's remit

      2. 179.Qualifications: general functions

      3. 180.Assistance etc. in relation to qualifications functions of Ofqual

    3. Chapter 3 Functions in relation to curriculum, Early Years Foundation Stage and assessment

      1. 181.Curriculum

      2. 182.Early learning goals and educational programmes

      3. 183.Assessment arrangements

    4. Chapter 4 Other functions and supplementary provision

      1. Other functions

        1. 184.Provision of services or other assistance

        2. 185.Provision of information or advice

        3. 186.Ancillary activities

        4. 187.Co-operation and joint working

        5. 188.Power to confer supplementary functions on the QCDA

      2. Supplementary provision

        1. 189.Directions etc. by the Secretary of State

        2. 190.Guidance by the Secretary of State

    5. Chapter 5 General

      1. 191.Interpretation of Part

      2. 192.Minor and consequential amendments

  10. Part 9 Children's services

    1. Co-operation to improve well-being of children

      1. 193.Arrangements to promote co-operation

      2. 194.Children's Trust Boards

    2. Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children

      1. 195.Targets for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children

      2. 196.Local Safeguarding Children Boards: lay members

      3. 197.Local Safeguarding Children Boards: annual reports

    3. Children's centres

      1. 198.Arrangements for children's centres

      2. 199.Inspection of children's centres

      3. 200.Children's centres: safeguarding children

    4. Arrangements in respect of early childhood services

      1. 201.Arrangements in respect of early childhood services

    5. Early years provision: budgetary framework

      1. 202.Free of charge early years provision: budgetary framework: England

  11. Part 10 Schools

    1. Chapter 1 Schools causing concern

      1. Schools causing concern: England

        1. 203.Powers in relation to schools causing concern: England

        2. 204.Power to require LEAs in England to obtain advisory services

      2. Schools causing concern: Wales

        1. 205.Powers in relation to schools causing concern: Wales

    2. Chapter 2 Complaints: England

      1. 206.Complaints to which this Chapter applies

      2. 207.Power of Local Commissioner to investigate complaint

      3. 208.Time-limit etc for making complaint

      4. 209.Procedure in respect of investigations

      5. 210.Investigations: further provisions

      6. 211.Statements about investigations

      7. 212.Adverse findings notices

      8. 213.Publication of statements etc. by Local Commissioner

      9. 214.Disclosure of information

      10. 215.Permitted disclosures of information by Local Commissioner

      11. 216.Law of defamation

      12. 217.Consultation with Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration

      13. 218.Arrangements etc. to be made by Commission

      14. 219.Annual reports

      15. 220.Secretary of State's power of direction

      16. 221.Disapplication of certain powers of Secretary of State

      17. 222.Power to amend meaning of “qualifying school”

      18. 223.Amendments consequential on Chapter 2

      19. 224.Interpretation of Chapter 2

    3. Chapter 3 Inspections

      1. 225.Interim statements

      2. 226.Powers of persons providing administrative support in connection with inspections

    4. Chapter 4 School Support Staff Pay and Conditions: England

      1. The SSSNB

        1. 227.The School Support Staff Negotiating Body

        2. 228.Matters within SSSNB's remit

      2. Consideration of matter by SSSNB

        1. 229.Referral of matter to SSSNB for consideration

        2. 230.Consideration of other matters by SSSNB

      3. Powers of Secretary of State on submission of SSSNB agreement

        1. 231.Agreement submitted by SSSNB under section 229 or 230

      4. Reconsideration by SSSNB

        1. 232.Reconsideration of agreement by SSSNB

        2. 233.SSSNB's submission of agreement following reconsideration: powers of Secretary of State

      5. Powers of Secretary of State in absence of SSSNB agreement

        1. 234.Powers of Secretary of State in absence of SSSNB agreement

      6. Orders

        1. 235.Effect of order ratifying SSSNB agreement

        2. 236.Effect of order making provision otherwise than in terms of SSSNB agreement

        3. 237.Orders: supplementary

      7. Guidance

        1. 238.Guidance

      8. General

        1. 239.Non-statutory School Support Staff Negotiating Body

        2. 240.“School support staff”

        3. 241.General interpretation

  12. Part 11 Learners

    1. Power to search for prohibited items

      1. 242.Power of members of staff to search pupils for prohibited items: England

      2. 243.Power of members of staff to search pupils for weapons: Wales

      3. 244.Power of members of staff to search students for prohibited items: England

      4. 245.Power of members of staff to search students for weapons: Wales

    2. Recording and reporting use of force

      1. 246.Recording and reporting the use of force in schools: England

      2. 247.Recording and reporting the use of force in FE institutions: England

    3. School behaviour and attendance partnerships

      1. 248.Co-operation with a view to promoting good behaviour, etc.: England

    4. Short stay schools

      1. 249.Short stay schools: miscellaneous

  13. Part 12 Miscellaneous

    1. Careers education

      1. 250.Careers education in schools: England

    2. Information about local authority expenditure

      1. 251.Information about planned and actual expenditure

      2. 252.Information about expenditure: supplementary

      3. 253.Information about expenditure: consequential amendments

    3. Support for participation in education and training

      1. 254.Provision of social security information for purposes of functions under Education and Skills Act 2008

      2. 255.Provision of other information in connection with support services

    4. Further education corporations

      1. 256.Further education corporations in England: co-operation and promotion of well-being

    5. Student loans

      1. 257.Student loans under the 1998 Act: IVAs

      2. 258.Student loans under the 1990 Act: IVAs and bankruptcy

    6. Foundation degrees: Wales

      1. 259.Power to award foundation degrees: Wales

    7. Complaints: Wales

      1. 260.Complaints: Wales

    8. Local Government Act 1974

      1. 261.Local Government Act 1974: minor amendment

  14. Part 13 General

    1. 262.Orders and regulations

    2. 263.Directions

    3. 264.General interpretation of Act

    4. 265.Power to make consequential and transitional provision etc.

    5. 266.Repeals and revocations

    6. 267.Financial provisions

    7. 268.Extent

    8. 269.Commencement

    9. 270.Short title

  15. Schedules

    1. Schedule 1

      Employee study and training: minor and consequential amendments

      1. Employment Rights Act 1996 (c. 18)

        1. 1.The Employment Rights Act 1996 is amended as follows.

        2. 2.In section 48 (right to present complaint of detriment to...

        3. 3.In section 105 (unfair dismissal: redundancy), after subsection (7BA) insert—...

        4. 4.In section 108(3) (exceptions to one year qualifying period of...

        5. 5.In section 194 (House of Lords staff), in subsection (2)(e)...

        6. 6.In section 195 (House of Commons staff), in subsection (2)(e)...

        7. 7.In section 199 (mariners)— (a) in subsection (2), after “47E,”...

        8. 8.In section 225 (how to calculate a week's pay in...

        9. 9.In section 227(1) (maximum amount of week's pay) before paragraph...

        10. 10.In section 235(1) (other definitions) at the appropriate place insert—...

        11. 11.In section 236(3) (orders and regulations subject to affirmative Parliamentary...

      2. Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (c. 52)

        1. 12.The Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 is...

        2. 13.In section 212A (arbitration scheme for unfair dismissal cases etc.),...

        3. 14.In section 237(1A)(a) (cases where employee may complain of unfair...

        4. 15.In section 238(2A)(a) (cases where employment tribunal to determine whether...

      3. Employment Tribunals Act 1996 (c. 17)

        1. 16.In section 18 of the Employment Tribunals Act 1996 (conciliation),...

    2. Schedule 2

      LEA functions: minor and consequential amendments

      1. Education Act 1996 (c. 56)

        1. 1.The Education Act 1996 is amended as follows.

        2. 2.(1) Section 13 (general responsibility for education) is amended as...

        3. 3.For section 13A substitute— Duty to promote high standards and...

        4. 4.(1) Section 15A (functions in respect of full-time education for...

        5. 5.In section 15B (functions in respect of education for persons...

        6. 6.(1) Section 312 (meaning of “special educational needs”, “learning difficulty”...

        7. 7.In section 496 (power of Secretary of State to prevent...

        8. 8.In section 497 (general default powers of Secretary of State)...

        9. 9.In section 497A (power of Secretary of State to secure...

        10. 10.(1) In the title of section 509AA, for “Provision” substitute...

        11. 11.After section 569 insert— Regulations made by Welsh Ministers under...

        12. 12.In section 579(1) (general interpretation)— (a) in the definition of...

        13. 13.In section 580 (index) insert the following entries at the...

      2. Education Act 2002 (c. 32)

        1. 14.In section 207(2) of the Education Act 2002 (recoupment: adjustment...

    3. Schedule 3

      The Young People's Learning Agency for England

      1. Status

        1. 1.(1) The YPLA is not to be regarded—

      2. Membership

        1. 2.(1) The YPLA is to consist of—

      3. Tenure

        1. 3.(1) The chair and other ordinary members hold and vacate...

      4. Remuneration etc. of members

        1. 4.(1) The YPLA may, and must if the Secretary of...

      5. Staff

        1. 5.(1) The first chief executive is to be appointed by...

        2. 6.(1) Employment with the YPLA is to be included among...

      6. Committees

        1. 7.(1) The YPLA may establish committees, and any committee established...

        2. 8.(1) The YPLA and any other person may establish a...

      7. Procedure etc.

        1. 9.(1) The YPLA may regulate— (a) its own proceedings (including...

        2. 10.(1) The following have the right to attend meetings of...

      8. Delegation

        1. 11.(1) The YPLA may delegate any of its functions to—...

        2. 12.(1) A committee established by the YPLA or a joint...

      9. Plans

        1. 13.(1) The YPLA must make and publish a plan for...

      10. Reports

        1. 14.(1) As soon as reasonably practicable after the end of...

      11. Accounts

        1. 15.(1) The YPLA must— (a) keep proper accounts and proper...

      12. Documents

        1. 16.The application of the YPLA's seal is authenticated by the...

        2. 17.Any document purporting to be an instrument made or issued...

      13. Funding

        1. 18.(1) The Secretary of State may make grants to the...

      14. Supplementary powers

        1. 19.(1) The YPLA may do anything that it considers necessary...

      15. Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967 (c. 13)

        1. 20.In Schedule 2 to the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967 (departments...

      16. House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975 (c. 24)

        1. 21.In Part 3 of Schedule 1 to the House of...

      17. Superannuation Act 1972 (c. 11)

        1. 22.In Schedule 1 to the Superannuation Act 1972 (kinds of...

    4. Schedule 4

      The Chief Executive of Skills Funding

      1. Status

        1. 1.(1) The Chief Executive is to perform the functions of...

      2. Tenure of office and terms of appointment

        1. 2.(1) The Secretary of State may remove the Chief Executive...

      3. Staff

        1. 3.(1) The Chief Executive may appoint staff.

      4. Delegation

        1. 4.(1) The Chief Executive may delegate any of the functions...

      5. Arrangements with Secretary of State

        1. 5.The Secretary of State and the Chief Executive may enter...

      6. Funding

        1. 6.(1) The Secretary of State may make grants to the...

      7. Reports

        1. 7.(1) As soon as reasonably practicable after the end of...

      8. Accounts

        1. 8.(1) The Chief Executive must— (a) keep proper accounts and...

      9. Supplementary powers

        1. 9.(1) The Chief Executive may do anything that the Chief...

      10. Directions about management

        1. 10.The Secretary of State may give directions to the Chief...

      11. Financial year

        1. 11.In this Schedule “financial year” means— (a) the period beginning...

    5. Schedule 5

      Learning aims for persons aged 19 or over

      1. Part 1 Qualifications to which Schedule applies

        1. 1.This paragraph applies to the following qualifications—

        2. 2.This paragraph applies to a specified qualification at level 3....

      2. Part 2 Power to specify

        1. Power to specify

          1. 3.(1) In paragraphs 1 and 2, a reference to a...

        2. Power to specify qualification in literacy

          1. 4.The level of attainment in literacy demonstrated by a specified...

        3. Power to specify qualification in numeracy

          1. 5.The level of attainment in numeracy demonstrated by a specified...

        4. Level 2

          1. 6.Level 2 is the level of attainment (in terms of...

        5. Level 3

          1. 7.Level 3 is the level of attainment (in terms of...

        6. Advice and information

          1. 8.In forming an opinion for the purposes of this Schedule,...

        7. Power to amend

          1. 9.(1) The Secretary of State may by order amend this...

    6. Schedule 6

      Dissolution of the Learning and Skills Council for England: minor and consequential amendments

      1. Race Relations Act 1976 (c. 74)

        1. 1.In Part 2 of Schedule 1A to the Race Relations...

      2. Further and Higher Education Act 1992 (c. 13)

        1. 2.The Further and Higher Education Act 1992 is amended as...

        2. 3.(1) Section 19 (supplementary powers of a further education corporation)...

        3. 4.In section 29(7A) (government and conduct of designated institutions)—

        4. 5.In section 31(2A) (designated institutions conducted by companies)—

        5. 6.In section 54(1) (duty to give information)—

        6. 7.(1) Section 56A (intervention: England) is amended as follows.

        7. 8.After section 56A insert— Appointment by Chief Executive of Skills...

        8. 9.(1) Section 56B (intervention policy: England) is amended as follows....

        9. 10.(1) Section 56C (directions) is amended as follows.

        10. 11.After section 56C insert— Notification by LEA or YPLA of...

        11. 12.In Schedule 4 (instruments and articles of government for further...

      3. Education Act 1996 (c. 56)

        1. 13.In section 13(2)(a) (general responsibility for education) for “Learning and...

      4. Learning and Skills Act 2000 (c. 21)

        1. 14.The Learning and Skills Act 2000 is amended as follows....

        2. 15.Omit section 1 (the Learning and Skills Council for England)....

        3. 16.Omit section 2 (duties of Learning and Skills Council: education...

        4. 17.Omit section 3 (duties of Learning and Skills Council: education...

        5. 18.Omit section 4 (encouragement of education and training).

        6. 19.Omit sections 4A to 4C (learning aims for persons aged...

        7. 20.Omit section 5 (provision of financial resources).

        8. 21.Omit section 6 (financial resources: conditions).

        9. 22.Omit section 7 (funding of school sixth forms).

        10. 23.Omit section 8 (links between education and training and employment)....

        11. 24.Omit section 9 (assessments and means tests).

        12. 25.Omit section 10 (qualifying accounts and arrangements).

        13. 26.Omit section 11 (further education: governors).

        14. 27.Omit section 11A (support schemes relating to education and training...

        15. 28.Omit section 12 (research and information).

        16. 29.Omit section 13 (persons with learning difficulties).

        17. 30.Omit section 14 (equality of opportunity).

        18. 31.Omit section 14A (consultation).

        19. 32.Omit section 15 (plans).

        20. 33.Omit section 16 (strategy).

        21. 34.Omit section 17 (use of information by Learning and Skills...

        22. 35.Omit section 18 (supplementary functions).

        23. 36.Omit sections 18A to 18C (regional councils).

        24. 37.Omit sections 24A to 24C (strategies for functions of the...

        25. 38.Omit section 25 (directions).

        26. 39.Omit section 26 (committees).

        27. 40.Omit section 27 (grants to Learning and Skills Council).

        28. 41.Omit section 28 (annual report).

        29. 42.Omit section 29 (Council's financial year).

        30. 43.Omit section 97 (external qualifications: persons over 19).

        31. 44.(1) Section 98 (approved qualifications: England) is amended as follows....

        32. 45.(1) Section 99 (approved qualifications: Wales) is amended as follows....

        33. 46.In section 100 (authorised bodies) for “sections 96 and 97...

        34. 47.In section 101 (enforcement: England) in subsection (1)—

        35. 48.In section 102 (enforcement: Wales) in subsection (1)—

        36. 49.(1) Section 113A (restructuring of sixth form education) is amended...

        37. 50.Omit Schedule 1 (the Learning and Skills Council for England)....

        38. 51.Omit Schedule 1A (learning aims for persons aged 19 and...

        39. 52.Omit Schedule 3 (committees (England)).

        40. 53.(1) Schedule 7A (implementation of proposals for restructuring sixth form...

      5. Education Act 2002 (c. 32)

        1. 54.The Education Act 2002 is amended as follows.

        2. 55.After section 208 insert— Recoupment: adjustment between local education authorities...

        3. 56.In section 210(6A) (orders and regulations: provisions subject to annulment...

      6. Education Act 2005 (c. 18)

        1. 57.In section 108 of the Education Act 2005 (supply of...

      7. Education and Inspections Act 2006 (c. 40)

        1. 58.The Education and Inspections Act 2006 is amended as follows....

        2. 59.Section 75 (education and training to satisfy entitlements) ceases to...

      8. Further Education and Training Act 2007 (c. 25)

        1. 60.The Further Education and Training Act 2007 is amended as...

        2. 61.Sections 11 to 13 (provision by Learning and Skills Council...

        3. 62.Sections 14 to 16 (transfer of functions of Secretary of...

    7. Schedule 7

      Learning and Skills Council for England: transfer schemes

      1. Staff transfer schemes

        1. 1.The Secretary of State may make a scheme (a “staff...

        2. 2.(1) This paragraph applies where a staff transfer scheme provides...

        3. 3.(1) This paragraph applies where a staff transfer scheme provides...

        4. 4.A staff transfer scheme may provide for the transfer of...

      2. Property transfer schemes

        1. 5.(1) The Secretary of State may make a scheme (a...

      3. Continuity

        1. 6.A transfer by virtue of a staff transfer scheme or...

      4. Supplementary provision etc.

        1. 7.A staff transfer scheme or a property transfer scheme may...

      5. Interpretation

        1. 8.In this Schedule— “designated”, in relation to a staff transfer...

    8. Schedule 8

      Sixth form college sector

      1. 1.The Further and Higher Education Act 1992 (c. 13) is...

      2. 2.In section 17(1) (meaning of “further education corporation”) after “by...

      3. 3.After section 33 insert— Sixth form college corporations: England Initial...

      4. 4.In section 34(1) (making additional property available for use) after...

      5. 5.In section 52A(1) (duty to safeguard pupils receiving secondary education)...

      6. 6.In section 56A(1) (intervention: England) after “institution in England within...

      7. 7.In section 56C(1) (directions as to exercise of section 56A...

      8. 8.After section 56D (inserted by Schedule 6) insert— Intervention by...

      9. 9.In section 88(1) (stamp duty) after “32,” insert “ 33N,...

      10. 10.In section 88A(1) (stamp duty land tax) after “32” insert...

      11. 11.(1) Section 89 (orders, regulations and directions) is amended as...

      12. 12.(1) Section 90(1) (interpretation) is amended as follows.

      13. 13.(1) Section 91 (interpretation of Education Acts) is amended as...

      14. 14.In section 92 (index) at the appropriate places insert— relevant...

      15. 15.(1) Schedule 4 (instruments and articles of government for further...

    9. Schedule 9

      The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation

      1. Status

        1. 1.Ofqual is to perform its functions on behalf of the...

      2. Membership

        1. 2.(1) Ofqual is to consist of— (a) a member appointed...

      3. The Chief Regulator

        1. 3.(1) The Chief Regulator holds and vacates office in accordance...

      4. The deputy and other ordinary members: tenure

        1. 4.(1) The deputy and other ordinary members hold and vacate...

      5. Remuneration etc. of Chief Regulator and ordinary members

        1. 5.(1) Ofqual must, if the Secretary of State requires it...

      6. Chief executive and other staff

        1. 6.(1) The first chief executive is to be appointed by...

      7. Committees

        1. 7.(1) Ofqual may establish committees, and any committee established by...

        2. 8.(1) Ofqual and any other person may establish a committee...

      8. Procedure etc.

        1. 9.(1) Ofqual may regulate— (a) its own proceedings (including quorum),...

      9. Delegation

        1. 10.(1) Ofqual may delegate any of its functions to—

        2. 11.(1) A committee established by Ofqual or a joint committee...

      10. Documents

        1. 12.The application of Ofqual's seal is authenticated by the signatures...

        2. 13.The Documentary Evidence Act 1868 (c. 37) has effect in...

      11. Supplementary powers

        1. 14.(1) Ofqual may do anything that it considers necessary or...

    10. Schedule 10

      QCA: transfer schemes

      1. Staff transfer schemes

        1. 1.(1) The Secretary of State may make a scheme (a...

      2. Property transfer schemes

        1. 2.(1) The Secretary of State may make a scheme (a...

      3. Continuity

        1. 3.A transfer by virtue of a staff transfer scheme or...

      4. Supplementary provision etc.

        1. 4.A staff transfer scheme or a property transfer scheme may...

      5. Interpretation

        1. 5.In this Schedule— “designated”, in relation to a staff transfer...

    11. Schedule 11

      The Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency

      1. Status

        1. 1.(1) The QCDA is not to be regarded—

      2. Membership

        1. 2.(1) The QCDA is to consist of—

      3. Chief officer

        1. 3.(1) The chief officer is to be appointed by the...

      4. Chair and chief officer: division of functions

        1. 4.(1) The Secretary of State may confer additional functions in...

      5. Tenure

        1. 5.(1) The chair, the deputy and other ordinary members hold...

      6. Remuneration etc. of ordinary members

        1. 6.(1) The QCDA must, if the Secretary of State requires...

      7. Staff

        1. 7.(1) The QCDA may appoint staff. (2) The following are...

        2. 8.(1) Employment with the QCDA is to be included among...

      8. Committees

        1. 9.(1) The QCDA may establish committees, and any committee established...

        2. 10.(1) The QCDA and any other person may establish a...

      9. Procedure etc.

        1. 11.(1) The QCDA may regulate— (a) its own proceedings (including...

        2. 12.(1) The following have the right to attend meetings of...

      10. Delegation

        1. 13.(1) The QCDA may delegate any of its functions to—...

        2. 14.(1) A committee established by the QCDA or a joint...

        3. 15.The Secretary of State may authorise any committee established under...

      11. Reports

        1. 16.(1) As soon as reasonably practicable after the end of...

      12. Accounts

        1. 17.(1) The QCDA must— (a) keep proper accounts and proper...

      13. Documents

        1. 18.The application of the QCDA's seal is authenticated by the...

        2. 19.Any document purporting to be an instrument made or issued...

      14. Funding

        1. 20.(1) The Secretary of State may make grants to the...

      15. Supplementary powers

        1. 21.(1) The QCDA may do anything that it considers necessary...

    12. Schedule 12

      Ofqual and the QCDA: minor and consequential amendments

      1. Public Records Act 1958 (c. 51)

        1. 1.In paragraph 3 of Schedule 1 to the Public Records...

      2. Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967 (c. 13)

        1. 2.(1) Schedule 2 to the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967 (departments...

      3. Local Authorities (Goods and Services) Act 1970 (c. 39)

        1. 3.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), in the Local Authorities (Goods...

      4. Superannuation Act 1972 (c. 11)

        1. 4.In Schedule 1 to the Superannuation Act 1972 (kinds of...

      5. House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975 (c. 24)

        1. 5.(1) Part 3 of Schedule 1 to the House of...

      6. Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act 1975 (c. 25)

        1. 6.In Part 3 of Schedule 1 to the Northern Ireland...

      7. Race Relations Act 1976 (c. 74)

        1. 7.In Part 2 of Schedule 1A to the Race Relations...

      8. Charities Act 1993 (c. 10)

        1. 8.In Schedule 2 to the Charities Act 1993 (exempt charities)...

      9. Education Act 1996 (c. 56)

        1. 9.The Education Act 1996 is amended as follows.

        2. 10.In section 391(10) (functions of advisory councils) in paragraph (a)...

        3. 11.(1) Section 408 (provision of information) is amended as follows....

      10. Education Act 1997 (c. 44)

        1. 12.The Education Act 1997 is amended as follows.

        2. 13.Sections 21 to 26A (the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority) cease...

        3. 14.In section 29 (functions of the Welsh Ministers in relation...

        4. 15.(1) Section 30 (functions of the Welsh Ministers in relation...

        5. 16.(1) Section 32 (supplementary provisions relating to discharge by the...

        6. 17.After section 32 insert— Qualifications functions of Welsh Ministers: co-operation...

        7. 18.(1) Section 32A (power of the Welsh Ministers to give...

        8. 19.After section 32A insert— Power of Welsh Ministers to withdraw...

        9. 20.In section 35(1) (transfer of staff) at the end insert...

        10. 21.Section 36 (levy on bodies awarding qualifications accredited by relevant...

        11. 22.In section 54(1) (orders and regulations) omit “, except an...

        12. 23.In section 58(6) (short title, commencement and extent etc)—

        13. 24.Schedule 4 (the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority) ceases to have...

        14. 25.In Schedule 7 (minor and consequential amendments) omit paragraph 2....

      11. Learning and Skills Act 2000 (c. 21)

        1. 26.The Learning and Skills Act 2000 is amended as follows....

        2. 27.(1) Section 96 (external qualifications: persons under 19) is amended...

        3. 28.(1) Section 98 (approved qualifications: England) is amended as follows....

        4. 29.(1) In section 99 (approved qualifications: Wales) is amended as...

      12. Freedom of Information Act 2000 (c. 36)

        1. 30.In Part 6 of Schedule 1 to the Freedom of...

      13. Education Act 2002 (c. 32)

        1. 31.The Education Act 2002 is amended as follows.

        2. 32.(1) Section 76 (interpretation of Part 6) is amended as...

        3. 33.In section 85(6) (curriculum requirements for the fourth key stage)...

        4. 34.In section 85A(5) (entitlement areas for the fourth key stage)...

        5. 35.(1) Section 87 (establishment of the National Curriculum for England...

        6. 36.(1) Section 90 (development work and experiments) is amended as...

        7. 37.(1) Section 96 (procedure for making certain orders and regulations)...

      14. Childcare Act 2006 (c. 21)

        1. 38.The Childcare Act 2006 is amended as follows.

        2. 39.(1) Section 41 (the learning and development requirements) is amended...

        3. 40.(1) Section 42 (further provisions about assessment arrangements) is amended...

        4. 41.In section 44(1) (instruments specifying learning and development or welfare...

        5. 42.In section 46 (power to enable exemptions from learning and...

      15. Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (c. 47)

        1. 43.In section 21(10) of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006...

    13. Schedule 13

      Powers in relation to schools causing concern: England

      1. 1.Part 4 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 (c....

      2. 2.(1) Section 59(2) (meaning of schools being “eligible for intervention”)...

      3. 3.For the title of section 60 substitute “ Performance standards...

      4. 4.After section 60 insert— Teachers' pay and conditions warning notice...

      5. 5.(1) Section 63 (power of LEA to require governing body...

      6. 6.(1) Section 64 (power of LEA etc to appoint additional...

      7. 7.In section 66(2) (power of LEA to suspend right to...

      8. 8.In section 67(1) (power of Secretary of State to appoint...

      9. 9.In section 69(1) (power of Secretary of State to provide...

      10. 10.After section 69 insert— Power of Secretary of State to...

      11. 11.In section 73 (interpretation of Part 4) at the end...

    14. Schedule 14

      Powers in relation to schools causing concern: Wales

      1. 1.Chapter 4 of Part 1 of the School Standards and...

      2. 2.In section 14(4) (intervention powers: interpretation), in paragraph (c) for...

      3. 3.In section 15 (cases where LEA may exercise powers of...

      4. 4.In section 18 (power of Welsh Ministers to appoint additional...

      5. 5.In section 18A (power of Welsh Ministers to provide for...

      6. 6.After section 19 insert— Power of Welsh Ministers to direct...

    15. Schedule 15

      The School Support Staff Negotiating Body

      1. Constitution

        1. 1.(1) The SSSNB is to be constituted in accordance with...

      2. Membership

        1. 2.(1) The SSSNB's constitutional arrangements must provide for the members...

      3. Proceedings

        1. 3.(1) The SSSNB's constitutional arrangements must not provide for a...

      4. Administrative support

        1. 4.The SSSNB's constitutional arrangements may make provision about the provision...

      5. Annual reports

        1. 5.(1) The SSSNB's constitutional arrangements must provide for the SSSNB...

      6. Fees and expenses

        1. 6.The SSSNB's constitutional arrangements may make provision about—

      7. House of Commons disqualification

        1. 7.In the House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975 (c. 24),...

      8. Interpretation

        1. 8.For the purposes of this Schedule— (a) a “school support...

    16. Schedule 16

      Repeals and revocations

      1. Part 1 LEA functions

      2. Part 2 Dissolution of the LSC

      3. Part 3 Sixth form college sector

      4. Part 4 Ofqual and the QCDA

      5. Part 5 Co-operation to improve well-being of children

      6. Part 6 Schools causing concern

      7. Part 7 Complaints

      8. Part 8 School inspections

      9. Part 9 Information about local authority expenditure

      10. Part 10 Support for participation in education and training

      11. Part 11 Foundation degrees: Wales

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