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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.

Government's FE Reform Agenda

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 waiting on Royal Assent.

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

Skills for Jobs White Paper How Members can participate

Briefings for the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill

Register For The White Paper Working Group

The AoC White Paper Working Group for senior leaders is chaired by Sally Dicketts, AoC President. We will use these meetings to brief and inform what we know, bring in key external speakers where appropriate and focus on the areas of policy development on the wider FE reform agenda.

Please book here for some or all of the sessions.

    Contact us

    For more information, or to share your thoughts or feedback, contact Association of Colleges' public affairs team,