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Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009

Section 33A: Initial designation of existing bodies corporate as sixth form college corporations

342.This new section gives the Secretary of State a power to designate, by order, specified existing further education (“FE”) corporations as “sixth form college corporations”. This initial designation power will take the form of a list of institutions. Designation will take effect from a date that is specified in the order. The designation order may provide for the continuity of governance between the former FE corporation and the new sixth form college corporation and may specify the initial name of the new corporation.

343.The sixth form college corporations designated under this section will include both FE corporations established under section 16 of the FHEA 1992 and “designated institutions”. Some colleges that were sixth form colleges before 1992 entered the further education sector by being designated under section 28 of the FHEA 1992, and were later incorporated as FE corporations under section 143 of the Learning and Skills Act 2000.

344.This power is exercisable only once and not after a date specified by order.

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