Government’s FE Reform Agenda

In January 2021, the government published the Skills for Jobs White Paper, with a clear focus on the pivotal role that further and technical education has in helping people get skills for good jobs now and in the future. Part of the government's 'Plans for Jobs', it recognises the importance of colleges in boosting productivity, strengthening communities, and supporting individuals. The Government have now followed this up by publishing the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill, which was introduced in the House of Lords in May 2021, and is currently making it's way through parliament. 

You can find up to date information on what stage the Bill is at here, and the full text of the Bill can be found here.

Links for the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill 

November 2021 - Skills and Post-16 Education Bill briefing in advance of second reading in the House of Commonsnew! 

 

News: Summary of the Fourth and Final day of Committee Stage - Skills and Post-16 Education Bill 

News: Summary of the Third Day of Committee Stage – Skills and Post-16 Education Bill 

News: Summary of the Second Day of Committee Stage – Skills and Post-16 Education Bill 

News: Summary of the First Day of Committee Stage – Skills and Post-16 Education Bill 

News: Summary of the Second Reading of the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill

Briefing on the  Second Reading of the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill

Briefing on the 1st Reading of the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill 

Guide to Parliamentary Process

Briefing on the Publication of the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill

Blog: What we expect to see in the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill 

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