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Deregulation Act 2015

Conversion of sixth form college corporations into further education corporations

778.Paragraph 6 omits section 33D(2)(b) and (4) of the FHEA 1992. Section 33D(2)(b) confers power on the Secretary of State to convert a sixth form college corporation into a further education corporation if satisfied that it is no longer appropriate for the body to be a sixth form college corporation. The government considers that the retention of the Secretary of State’s power to unilaterally convert sixth form college corporations into further education corporations is inconsistent with the aim of giving greater autonomy to such institutions. Sixth form college corporations will still be able to apply to the Secretary of State to be converted into a further education corporation under section 33D(2)(a) of the FHEA 1992.

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