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Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009

Section 44: Power to require provision of education by further education institution

109.This section inserts new section 51A into the Further and Higher Education Act 1992 and applies to England only. It replicates, for local education authorities, the Learning and Skills Council’s existing power to direct institutions within the further education sector in England which provide education suitable to the requirements of young people over compulsory school age but under 19, to provide specified young people of that age and within their authority’s area with such education. Before exercising this power, the local education authority must consult with the governing body of the further education institution, and anyone else it thinks appropriate. The governing body of such an institution must comply with the direction. In exercising this power, a local education authority must have regard to any guidance provided by the Secretary of State.

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