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Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009

Work experience

Section 47: Work experience for persons over compulsory school age

119.This section inserts a new section 560A into the Education Act 1996, providing local education authorities with a power to secure the provision of work experience for people within their area who are over compulsory school age but under 19, and those aged 19 but under 25 for whom a learning difficulty assessment has been (or should be) conducted. This also places local education authorities under a duty to encourage these learners to participate in work experience, and to encourage employers to provide opportunities for work experience.

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