Consultation outcome

New Challenges, New Chances: Next Steps in Implementing the Further Education Reform Programme

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New Challenges, New Chances - Further Education and Skills System Reform Plan: Building a World Class Skills System

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Detail of outcome

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.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from 16 August 2011 12:00am to
21 October 2011 11:45pm

Summary

Consultation on implementing the further education reform programme. Relates to other consultations on further education loans and informal adult and community learning.

Documents

New Challenges, New Chances: Next Steps in Implementing the Further Education Reform Programme

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New Challenges, New Chances - Skills Investment Statement 2011 to 2014: Investing in a World Class Skills System

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New Challenges, New Chances: Next Steps in Implementing the Further Education Reform Programme - Summary of Responses to Consultation Questions

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Consultation description

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.

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.