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New Learning Bill to help Apprentices

New Learning Bill to help Apprentices

16 March 2009

The Apprenticeships, Skills and Children Learning Bill was announced last month by the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills and the Department for Children, Schools and Families.

The Bill gives apprenticeships the legal right for on the job training and is the first apprenticeship legislation for over 200 years. It aims to put in place a stronger, more accountable and effective infrastructure to oversee further education and training.

Local authorities will take on responsibility for securing education and training for all 16 to 19 year olds. The Skills Funding Agency will oversee a new demand-led approach to education and training provision for adults.

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