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Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009

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83Apprenticeship training for persons aged 16 to 18 and certain young adults
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(1)The Chief Executive may secure the provision of facilities for suitable apprenticeship training for persons—

(a)who are over compulsory school age but under 19, or

(b)who are aged 19 or over but under 25 and are subject to learning difficulty assessment.

(2)In deciding for the purposes of subsection (1) whether apprenticeship training is suitable for persons for whom facilities are provided, the Chief Executive must have regard (in particular) to—

(a)the persons’ ages, abilities and aptitudes,

(b)any learning difficulties the persons may have,

(c)the quality of the training,

(d)the locations and times at which the training is provided.

(3)In exercising the power conferred by subsection (1), the Chief Executive must have regard (in particular) to the desirability of—

(a)encouraging diversity of apprenticeship training available to persons;

(b)increasing opportunities for persons to exercise choice;

(c)enabling persons to whom Part 1 of the Education and Skills Act 2008 (c. 25) applies to fulfil the duty imposed by section 2 of that Act (duty to participate in education or training).

(4)Subsections (6) and (7) of section 15ZA of the Education Act 1996 (c. 56) (meaning of learning difficulty) apply for the purposes of this section as they apply for the purposes of that section.

(5)In this Part “apprenticeship training” means training provided in connection with—

(a)an apprenticeship agreement,

(b)any other contract of employment, or

(c)any other kind of working in relation to which alternative English completion conditions apply under section 1(5).

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