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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 24 November 2016

 

Public Bill Committee

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

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Amendments tabled since the last publication: NC1 to NC4

 

Technical and Further Education Bill


 

Note

 

This document includes all amendments remaining before the Committee and

 

includes any withdrawn amendments at the end. The amendments have been

 

arranged in accordance with the Order of the Committee [22 November 2016].

 


 

Gordon Marsden

 

Mike Kane

 

9

 

Schedule  1,  page  21,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

“(4)    

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education in performing its

 

functions must have regard to the need to promote equality of opportunity in

 

connection with access to and participation in Further and Technical Education.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure that the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education must

 

have due regard for widening access and participation.

 

Gordon Marsden

 

Mike Kane

 

10

 

Schedule  1,  page  21,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

    “(5)  

An apprenticeship target shall specify what proportion of new apprenticeships

 

starts is to be applied to apprenticeships for people—

 

(a)    

who have been looked after children; and

 

(b)    

with disabilities.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education sets

 

targets to increase the number of apprenticeship starts made by care leavers and people with

 

disabilities.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 24 November 2016                  

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Technical and Further Education Bill, continued

 
 

Gordon Marsden

 

Mike Kane

 

11

 

Schedule  1,  page  22,  line  14,  at end insert “following consultation with institutions,

 

students and employers, and their representatives”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure that the Government must consult with institutions, students and

 

employers, and their representatives before making changes to the “occupational categories” or

 

“routes”.

 

Gordon Marsden

 

Mike Kane

 

12

 

Schedule  1,  page  23,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

  “(4A)  

The Institute must, in approving the group of persons specified in subsection

 

(3), have regard to the desirability of the group’s members between them

 

having experience of—

 

(a)    

representing or promoting the interests of individual students and

 

apprentices, or students and apprentices generally;

 

(b)    

providing technical and further education;

 

(c)    

providing apprenticeships;

 

(d)    

at least one relevant trade union official;

 

(e)    

employing those who have completed technical and further education

 

courses or apprenticeships; and

 

(f)    

any additional knowledge or profession that the Institute considers

 

relevant.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure that the groups formed to set standards for the “routes” in technical

 

and further education have relevant experience and include students in the process.

 

Gordon Marsden

 

Mike Kane

 

13

 

Schedule  1,  page  23,  line  20,  at end insert—

 

“(c)    

information about matters that it takes into account when deciding

 

whether or not to convene a group of persons to prepare a standard for

 

the purposes of subsection (6).”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would require the Institute to publish information about its reasons for convening,

 

or choosing not to convene, a group of persons to prepare a standard for an occupation.

 

Gordon Marsden

 

Mike Kane

 

14

 

Schedule  1,  page  24,  line  6,  leave out “as it considers appropriate”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would require the Institute to publish apprenticeship assessment plans for all

 

standards.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 24 November 2016                  

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Technical and Further Education Bill, continued

 
 

Gordon Marsden

 

Mike Kane

 

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Schedule  1,  page  24,  line  20,  at end insert “and must include the following

 

representatives—

 

(a)    

a number of employers which, taken together, comprise a broad range

 

of employer within the given occupation;

 

(b)    

at least one relevant trade union official;

 

(c)    

at least one person engaged in delivering relevant education at the

 

level of the standard being assessed; and

 

(d)    

at least one person who can represent or promote the interests of

 

students.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure that groups developing apprenticeship assessment plans include

 

adequate representation of all relevant stakeholders.

 

Gordon Marsden

 

Mike Kane

 

16

 

Schedule  1,  page  24,  line  37,  at end insert—

 

“(c)    

information about matters that it takes into account when deciding

 

whether or not to convene a group of persons to prepare an

 

apprenticeship assessment plan for the purposes of subsection (9)”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment ensures the Institute must publish information about its reasons for convening, or

 

choosing not to convene, a group of persons to prepare an apprenticeship assessment plan in

 

respect of a standard.

 

Gordon Marsden

 

Mike Kane

 

17

 

Schedule  1,  page  29,  line  34,  at end insert—

 

  “(1A)  

In paragraph 2(1) of (membership of the Institute), after subparagraph (c)

 

insert—

 

“(d)    

but at least one of the members appointed under paragraph

 

2(1)(c) must have recent experience of undertaking an

 

apprenticeship, or of representing or promoting the

 

interests of apprentices; and

 

(e)    

at least one of the members appointed under paragraph

 

2(1)(c) must have recent experience of undertaking a

 

technical and further education course, or of representing

 

or promoting the interests of students undertaking a

 

technical and further education course.””

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure that apprentices and learners are represented on the board of the

 

Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 24 November 2016                  

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Technical and Further Education Bill, continued

 
 

Gordon Marsden

 

Mike Kane

 

1

 

Clause  14,  page  8,  line  4,  at end insert—

 

“(3)    

Before an education administrator may perform functions specified in subsection

 

(2), they must ensure an appropriate assessment is made and published of the

 

impact of performing such functions, including, but not restricted, to—

 

(a)    

the impact on the quality of education provided to existing students of the

 

further education body;

 

(b)    

the capacity of another body or institution to undertake any additional

 

functions or provide education to additional students;

 

(c)    

the infrastructure of the local area, in particular transport;

 

(d)    

any impact on the travel arrangements of students to another body or

 

institution; and,

 

(e)    

any financial impact on those students or any such impact on their travel

 

arrangements, and what measures need to be taken to mitigate them.

 

(4)    

The Secretary of State shall make regulations to specify suitable bodies for

 

making the assessments at subsection (3).”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure that an appropriate assessment is made of any potential impacts on

 

students and their education, if an education administrator puts a further education body into

 

“special administration” and takes action such as transferring students to another institution or

 

keeps an insolvent institution open for existing students. This amendment would also require the

 

Secretary of State to specify suitable bodies to perform such assessments.

 

Gordon Marsden

 

Mike Kane

 

2

 

Clause  14,  page  8,  line  4,  at end insert—

 

“(3)    

The education administrator shall not make any decisions required by subsection

 

(2) without consulting—

 

(a)    

existing students of the further education body;

 

(b)    

existing staff of the further education body

 

(c)    

all recognised trade unions at the further education body.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure that all relevant stakeholders are fully consulted about decisions

 

taken by the education administrator in respect of the future of the further education institution.

 


 

Gordon Marsden

 

Mike Kane

 

3

 

Clause  22,  page  10,  line  6,  leave out “for the” and insert “with the primary”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure that the primary concern of the education administrator is the

 

special education administration objective, that is minimising disruption to learners.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 24 November 2016                  

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Technical and Further Education Bill, continued

 
 

Gordon Marsden

 

Mike Kane

 

4

 

Clause  22,  page  10,  line  7,  leave out “(if possible)”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure that the primary concern of the education administrator is the

 

special education administration objective, that is minimising disruption to learners.

 

Gordon Marsden

 

Mike Kane

 

5

 

Clause  22,  page  10,  line  7,  at end insert—

 

“(2A)    

The education administrator may, in performing his or her functions for the

 

purpose of achieving the objective of the education administration, request

 

information, advice or guidance from practitioners with an understanding of

 

education regarding the management of a further education body.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would allow an education administrator who, under the eligibility outlined in

 

clause 15, might not necessarily be an education specialist to supplement his or her knowledge.

 

Gordon Marsden

 

Mike Kane

 

6

 

Clause  22,  page  10,  line  10,  leave out “have special educational needs” and

 

insert—

 

“(a)    

have special educational needs;

 

(b)    

are care leavers;

 

(c)    

are parents;

 

(d)    

are carers, carers of children, or young carers, as defined by the Care Act

 

2014; and,

 

(e)    

have other particular needs that may be determined by the appropriate

 

national authority.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would make provisions for the particular needs of additional groups of existing

 

students to be considered by an education administrator in pursuing the objective of an education

 

administration.

 


 

Gordon Marsden

 

Mike Kane

 

7

 

Clause  23,  page  10,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

“(2)    

The education administrator may not transfer assets of any further education body

 

to a private company where he or she considers that more than half of the funding

 

of the acquisition of the asset came from public funds.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure further education bodies with a track record of accruing assets

 

publicly, could not be transferred to a private company.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 24 November 2016                  

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Technical and Further Education Bill, continued

 
 

Gordon Marsden

 

Mike Kane

 

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Clause  37,  page  18,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

The Secretary of State must ensure the list of disqualified officers is made

 

publicly available.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure that a list of disqualified officers was publicly available.

 


 

NEW CLAUSES

 

Kelvin Hopkins

 

NC1

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Further education bodies: senior management

 

A further education body shall be required to include in its senior management

 

team a person or persons with professional financial qualifications having

 

specific responsibility for oversight of financial management in the body.”

 


 

Kelvin Hopkins

 

NC2

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Further education bodies: governing bodies

 

A further education body shall seek to ensure that its governing body includes a

 

minimum of two members with professional financial qualifications.”

 


 

Gordon Marsden

 

NC3

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Report on quality outcomes of completed apprenticeships

 

(1)    

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education shall report on an

 

annual basis to the Secretary of State on quality outcomes of completed

 

apprenticeships.

 

(2)    

The report under subsection (1) shall include information on—

 

(a)    

job outcomes of individuals who have completed an apprenticeship,

 

(b)    

average annualised earnings of individuals one year after completing an

 

apprenticeship,


 
 

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(c)    

numbers of individuals who have completed an apprenticeship who

 

progress to higher stages of education,

 

(d)    

satisfaction rates of individuals who complete an apprenticeship on the

 

quality of that apprenticeship, and

 

(e)    

satisfaction rates of employers who hire individuals who complete an

 

apprenticeship with the outcome of that apprenticeship.

 

(3)    

The Secretary of State shall lay a copy of the report before Parliament.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would require the Secretary of State to report to Parliament annually on specified

 

quality outcomes of completed apprenticeships.

 


 

Tracy Brabin

 

NC4

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education: duty to promote

 

awareness

 

(1)    

It shall be a duty of the Institute to promote awareness of—

 

(a)    

occupations, and

 

(b)    

steps by which people may become competent to work in occupations.

 

(2)    

In promoting awareness under subsection (1)(b), the Institute shall give due

 

weight to—

 

(a)    

apprenticeships, and

 

(b)    

technical education qualifications.”

 

 

Order of the House [14 November 2016]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the Technical and Further Education Bill:

 

Committal

 

1.    

The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

 

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

 

2.    

Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously

 

concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Tuesday 6 December 2016.

 

3.    

The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on

 

which it meets.

 

Proceedings on Consideration and up to and including Third Reading

 

4.    

Proceedings on Consideration and the proceedings in legislative grand

 

committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a

 

conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which

 

those proceedings are commenced.

 

5.    

Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

 

6.    

Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to

 

proceedings on Consideration and up to and including Third Reading.


 
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