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Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009

Section 59 and Schedule 2: Minor and consequential amendments

170.Section 59 introduces Schedule 2, which contains minor and consequential amendments relating to the provision made by Part 2.

171.It amends section 13 of the Education Act 1996 so that local education authorities in England have a general responsibility for contributing to the spiritual, moral, mental and physical development of the community by securing further education (as well as primary and secondary education) for young people who are over compulsory school age but under 19, who are 19 or over but under 25 and may have a learning difficulty. It also substitutes an amended section 13A in the 1996 Act to ensure that local education authorities exercise new education and training functions in relation to those young people for whom they have assumed responsibility so as to promote high standards, fulfilment of potential and (in England) fair access to opportunity for education and training.

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