Amendments 22 to 25

Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [HL] - Report (1st Day) – in the House of Lords at 6:33 pm on 12 October 2021.

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Baroness Barran:

Moved by Baroness Barran

22: Clause 4, page 4, line 24, after “provides” insert “English-funded”Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment is consequential on the Minister’s amendment to Clause 1 at page 1, line 7.

23: Clause 4, page 4, line 27, leave out from “applies,” to “but” in line 30Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment is consequential on the Minister’s amendment at page 4, line 24.

24: Clause 4, page 4, line 32, leave out from “who” to “to” in line 33 and insert “provides the education or training mentioned in paragraph (a) only”Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment makes clear that an employer is excepted by virtue of paragraph (b)(i) of the definition of “independent training provider” only if education and training within paragraph (a) that it provides is provided only to its employees.

25: Clause 4, page 5, line 23, at end insert—“(1A) For the purposes of sections 1 to 3 and this section, education or training is “English-funded” if it is funded, wholly or partly, by—(a) the Secretary of State,(b) a combined authority,(c) the Greater London Authority, or(d) a local authority in England.(1B) For those purposes, education or training funded by the Secretary of State includes education or training in respect of which amounts are paid directly to the provider of the education or training by the Secretary of State in accordance with provision in regulations made under section 22(1) of the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998 (financial support for students) by virtue of section 22(2)(h) or (i) of that Act.(1C) Where a relevant provider that provides English-funded post-16 technical education or training enters into arrangements under which all or part of that education or training is provided by another relevant provider, the education or training provided under the arrangements is to be treated as English-funded post-16 technical education or training provided by the second relevant provider (as well as by the first).”Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment ensures that Chapter 1 of Part 1 applies only in relation to post-16 technical education or training that is funded by the Secretary of State or an authority in England, including where it is funded by student finance provided by the Secretary of State. Where such education or training is sub-contracted by one provider to another, both are treated as providing it.

Amendments 22 to 25 agreed.

Clause 5: Institutions in England within the further education sector: local needs

Amendment 26 not moved.

Clause 7: Additional powers to approve technical education qualifications