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Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009

Section 83: Apprenticeship training for persons aged 16 to 18 and certain young adults

247.This section enables the Chief Executive to secure the provision of facilities for apprenticeship training of young people, that is, people above compulsory school age but under 19 and those aged 19 or over but under 25 who are subject to a learning difficulty assessment. These include the people for whose training and education local education authorities will be responsible under section 15ZA of the Education Act 1996 (inserted by section 41 of the Act). Apprenticeship training for them will be provided in response to the need for such training agreed with the local education authorities. The Chief Executive also has a specific duty to secure suitable apprenticeship provision for young people aged 19 or over but under 25 and leaving care or are subject to a learning difficulty assessment.

248.Apprenticeship training is defined as training provided in connection with an apprenticeship agreement, any other contract of employment or other kinds of working which may lead to the award of apprenticeship certificates.

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