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Sets out what the government will financially support and the programme of work required to take forward the reform of FE and skills system for adults aged 19 and over in England.
On 16 November 2010 the Government published two documents which set out a radical new strategy for further education and skills, Skills for Sustainable Growth and Investing in Skills for Sustainable Growth.
New Challenges, New Chances and the associated documents on this page contain proposals to take this strategy a stage further by making detailed proposals in areas ranging from informal adult and community learning to data requirements on colleges.
Detailed consultation on Further Education loans:
The introduction of FE loans reflects the principles set out in Skills for Sustainable Growth - in particular, that those who benefit more should contribute more to the costs of their learning. We have now agreed the model on which the loans system will be based and we want to gain your views on the implementation of the loans system and how best to communicate this to individuals and employers. Please read the consultation document first before responding, as well as the impact assessment documents:
- Further education loans impact assessment (PDF, 709 Kb)
- Further education loans equality impact assessment (PDF, 186 Kb)
Detailed consultation on informal adult and community learning:
We have been working with a range of partners to review our investment in informal adult and community learning to ensure it supports relevant Government policy objectives and engages and motivates people from disadvantaged groups. We invite those organisations with an interest to offer views by responding to this consultation.
There was an additional survey which is part of this review, gathering the views of individuals who have an interest in informal adult and community learning.