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Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009

Section 42: Encouragement of education and training for persons over compulsory school age

107.This section inserts section 15ZC into the Education Act 1996. The new section requires local education authorities to encourage young people for whom they are responsible to participate in education and training. This will enable local education authorities to encourage full participation in education and training before the provision in section 10 of the Education and Skills Act 2008 (to promote fulfilment of the provisions to raise the participation age) comes into force in 2013. Section 15ZC also requires local education authorities to encourage employers to participate in the provision and delivery of post-16 education and training as they will have a particular role in relation to the provision of diplomas and apprenticeships.

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