One Act - 12 beneficiaries. Which one are you?

23rd March 2001 at 00:00
For the young, an entitlement to education and training, plus support from the Connexions careers, advice and guidance service to make sense of it all For everyone else, a planned system for adult education and training For employers, the risk of higher bills for education and training For schools, a new organisation controlling sixth form funding, removing considerable powers from local education authorities For anyone in the training business - from youth and voluntary organisations to big business - a chance to bid for more money - but not quite yet For teachers, a Common Inspection Framework to regulate the inspectors, with an extension of Ofsted's powers to include colleges For providers of training for peple aged 19 and over, scrutiny from a new Adult Learning Inspectorate For the poor, the possibility of a national system of grants for further education but targeted at under-19s and only if the government finds the money For the very rich, City Academies - fancy endowing one?

For Further Education Funding Council and Training and Enterprise Council staff, a change to your job and your contract For the Learning and Skills Council, a rulebook For colleges, another big change to the environment, following almost ten years of radical change If you want to find more, phone a lawyer, look up www.hmso.gov.ukacts acts2000 or buy it for pound;13 from the Stationery office (tel:0870-600-5522) Julian Gravatt


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