Session 2016-17
Internet Publications
Other Bills before Parliament


 
 

1

 

House of Commons

 
 

Monday 9 January 2017

 

Consideration of Bill (Report Stage)

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

Parliamentary Star - whiteAmendments which will comply with the required notice period at their next appearance

 

Technical and Further Education Bill, As


 

Amended


 

Note

 

This document includes all amendments tabled to date and includes any

 

withdrawn amendments at the end. The amendments have been arranged in the

 

order in which they relate to the Bill.

 


 

NEW CLAUSES

 

Gordon Marsden

 

NC1

 

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)    

A 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;

 

(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.


 
 

Consideration of Bill (Report Stage): 9 January 2017      

2

 

Technical and Further Education Bill, continued

 
 

(3)    

The Secretary of State shall lay a copy of any report under subsection (1) 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.

 


 

Gordon Marsden

 

NC2

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Representative panels

 

(1)    

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education shall establish—

 

(a)    

a panel of persons undertaking approved English apprenticeships; and

 

(b)    

a panel of persons undertaking study towards approved technical

 

education qualifications.

 

(2)    

A panel under subsection (1)(a) shall be established by 1 April 2017 and shall

 

advise the Board of the Institute on all matters concerning approved English

 

apprenticeships.

 

(3)    

A panel under subsection (1)(b) shall be established by 1 April 2018 and shall

 

advise the Board of the Institute on all matters concerning technical education

 

qualifications.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would establish representative panels of apprentices and of learners in technical

 

education who are not doing apprenticeships.

 


 

Gordon Marsden

 

NC3

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Apprentices as qualifying young persons for the purposes of child benefit

 

(1)    

The Child Benefit (General) Regulations 2006 are amended as follows.

 

(2)    

In Regulation 3 (education and training condition)—

 

(a)    

after paragraph (2)(a)(ii), insert—

 

“(aa)    

is undertaking a statutory apprenticeship as defined

 

under section A11 of the Apprenticeships, Skills,

 

Children and Learning Act 2009 (as inserted by section

 

25 of the Enterprise Act 2016);”;

 

(b)    

in paragraph (4), after “(2)(a)” insert “, (2)(aa)”.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would enable families eligible for child benefit to receive benefit for children aged

 

under 20 who are undertaking apprenticeships.

 



 
 

Consideration of Bill (Report Stage): 9 January 2017      

3

 

Technical and Further Education Bill, continued

 
 

Gordon Marsden

 

NC4

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Careers education: duty to publish strategy

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State shall publish a strategy for the purposes of improving

 

careers education for persons receiving education or training—

 

(a)    

in the course of an approved English apprenticeship;

 

(b)    

for the purposes of an approved technical education qualification; or

 

(c)    

for the purposes of approved steps towards occupational competence.

 

(2)    

The strategy shall be laid before Parliament.

 

(3)    

The strategy shall specify provisions under which the Secretary of State will seek

 

to—

 

(a)    

ensure that persons receiving education or training under subsection (1)

 

receive information, advice and guidance relating to their future careers,

 

and that such information, advice and guidance is delivered in a way

 

which meets each person’s needs and is impartial;

 

(b)    

ensure that such information, advice and guidance may be taken into

 

account by relevant authorities and partners to meet the needs of local or

 

combined authority areas;

 

(c)    

ensure parity of esteem between technical, further and higher education;

 

and

 

(d)    

monitor the outcomes of such information, advice and guidance for

 

recipients.

 

(4)    

The provisions specified in subsection (3) shall have specific regard to particular

 

needs of different groups of persons receiving education or training under

 

subsection (1), including—

 

(a)    

persons with special educational needs;

 

(b)    

care leavers;

 

(c)    

persons of different ethnicities;

 

(d)    

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

 

2014; and

 

(e)    

persons who have other particular needs that may be determined by the

 

Secretary of State.

 

(5)    

The strategy shall include guidance for the purposes of improving careers

 

education, to which the following bodies shall have regard—

 

(a)    

the Office for Standards in Education, Children‘s Services and Skills;

 

(b)    

the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education; and

 

(c)    

the Office for Students.

 

(6)    

The Secretary of State shall by regulations designate relevant authorities and

 

partners for the purposes of subsection (3)(b).

 

(7)    

The Secretary of State may by regulations designate—

 

(a)    

further groups of persons under subsection (4)(e); and

 

(b)    

further national authorities or bodies under subsection (5).

 

(8)    

Regulations made under this section—

 

(a)    

shall be made by statutory instrument; and

 

(b)    

may not be made unless a draft has been laid before and approved by a

 

resolution of each House of Parliament.


 
 

Consideration of Bill (Report Stage): 9 January 2017      

4

 

Technical and Further Education Bill, continued

 
 

(9)    

For the purposes of this section, “careers education” means education about

 

different careers and occupations and potential courses or qualifications to attain

 

those careers and occupations.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would establish a statutory requirement for the Government to produce a strategy

 

on careers education, which shall be taken to be the “Careers Strategy”.

 

 


 

Gordon Marsden

 

1

 

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

 

“(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)    

the ability of students to travel to another body or institution; and

 

(e)    

any financial impact on those students, including the cost of travel by

 

students to attend another body or institution, and steps to mitigate those

 

impacts.

 

(4)    

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

 

making the assessments at subsection (3).

 

(5)    

Regulations made under subsection (4)—

 

(a)    

shall be made by statutory instrument; and

 

(b)    

shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House

 

of Parliament.”

 

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

 

2

 

Clause  18,  page  9,  line  15,  at end insert—

 

“(e)    

suspend the Office for Students protection action for students.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would give the court the power to suspend Office for Students’ student protection

 

action for the period of insolvency in which the education administrator has responsibility for the

 

management of an FE body .

 



 
 

Consideration of Bill (Report Stage): 9 January 2017      

5

 

Technical and Further Education Bill, continued

 
 

Gordon Marsden

 

3

 

Clause  28,  page  13,  line  2,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

Sums guaranteed under subsection (1) shall include statutory pension obligations

 

payable to staff employed by a further education body subject to an education

 

administration order.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure that staff employed by an FE college continue to accrue statutory

 

Teachers Pension Scheme and Local Government Pension Scheme pension obligations‎ during an

 

education administration.

 


 

Gordon Marsden

 

4

 

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, education or training provided

 

in a form specified in subsection (6).”

 

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

 

5

 

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

 

    “(4)  

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education in performing its

 

functions must co-operate with the Apprenticeship Delivery Board on

 

progression into, and delivery of, apprenticeships.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure that the Institute has a duty to co-operate with the Apprenticeship

 

Delivery Board.

 

Gordon Marsden

 

6

 

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

 

“2A      

After section ZA2 (general duties) insert—

 

“ZA2A

  Expenditure by the Institute

 

In the discharge of its duties and functions under this Chapter, the

 

Institute shall in any one year expend a sum no less than the sum

 

projected to be raised under the Apprenticeship Levy in that year.””

 

Gordon Marsden

 

7

 

Schedule  1,  page  22,  line  2,  after “to” insert “state-funded”.


 
 

Consideration of Bill (Report Stage): 9 January 2017      

6

 

Technical and Further Education Bill, continued

 
 

Gordon Marsden

 

8

 

Schedule  1,  page  22,  line  23,  at end insert—

 

  “(1A)  

In making determinations under subsection (1)(a) on occupations relating to

 

apprenticeships, the Institute shall attach particular importance to the needs of

 

apprentices aged between 16 and 24.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure the mapping of occupation groups has particular regard for people

 

aged 16-24 taking apprenticeships.

 

Gordon Marsden

 

9

 

Schedule  1,  page  23,  line  2,  at end insert—

 

  “(2A)  

Outcomes under subsection (2)(b) shall include recognised technical

 

qualifications.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure that all apprenticeship standards include a recognised technical

 

qualification.

 

Gordon Marsden

 

10

 

Schedule  1,  page  28,  line  6,  leave out “course document” and insert “standard or

 

technical assessment design specification”.

 

Gordon Marsden

 

11

 

Schedule  1,  page  28,  line  9,  leave out “another person” and insert “other persons”.

 

Gordon Marsden

 

12

 

Schedule  1,  page  28,  line  10,  leave out “another person” and insert “other persons”.

 

Gordon Marsden

 

13

 

Schedule  1,  page  28,  line  12,  leave out section A2IA(4).

 

Gordon Marsden

 

14

 

Schedule  1,  page  28,  line  17,  after “education” insert “route”.

 

Gordon Marsden

 

15

 

Schedule  1,  page  28,  line  28,  after “education” insert “route”.

 

Gordon Marsden

 

17

 

Schedule  1,  page  28,  line  30,  leave out section A3A(2)(c).

 

Gordon Marsden

 

16

 

Schedule  1,  page  28,  line  32,  after “education” insert “route”.


 
 

Consideration of Bill (Report Stage): 9 January 2017      

7

 

Technical and Further Education Bill, continued

 
 

Gordon Marsden

 

18

 

Schedule  1,  page  28,  line  39,  after “Ofsted” insert “, the QAA”.

 

Gordon Marsden

 

19

 

Schedule  1,  page  29,  line  1,  after “Ofsted” insert “, the QAA”.

 

Gordon Marsden

 

20

 

Schedule  1,  page  29,  line  3,  after “England,” insert “including those offered by

 

Higher Education Institutions,”.

 

Gordon Marsden

 

21

 

Schedule  1,  page  29,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

““QAA” means the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

Amendments 18, 19, 20 and 21 would ensure that the QAA would be included in the list of

 

organisations required to share information and that degree apprenticeships were fully covered

 

by this requirement.

 


 

Gordon Marsden

 

22

 

Schedule  2,  page  30,  line  39,  at end insert—

 

“3A      

The education administrator may not transfer assets of any further education

 

body to a for-profit 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 for-profit private company.

 

 

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.


 
Back to StartNext
 

Revised 06 January 2017