TECs on time;Letter

11th June 1999 at 01:00
Your article "Training delay worries TECs" (TES June 4) contained inaccuracies about the introduction of individual learning accounts. The date for the launch of the national scheme has always been 2000, with many Training and Enterprise Councils offering accounts this year. This means that learning accounts will be available on a limited basis in all TEC areas, with a view to being rolled out more widely from 2000.

I am not aware that my TEC colleagues were expecting a boost to their funds through learning accounts. It has always been intended that TECs would contribute to the first million accounts from their resources. While TECs have been asked to look at particular target groups during 1999, there is still considerable scope for TECs to offer learning accounts to individuals outside those groups.

Mary Lord, TEC National Council, Westminster Tower, 3 Albert Embankment, London SE1

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now