Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [HL]

Explanatory Notes

Review of Post-18 Education and Funding

12 In 2018, the Government launched the Review of Post-18 Education and Funding, which looked at how to ensure that post-18 education gives everyone a genuine choice between high-quality technical and academic routes, that students and taxpayers are getting value for money, and that employers can access the skilled workforce they need.

13 The Government’s interim conclusion of the reviews addresses some of its key recommendations. The Government has delivered on several of these recommendations, including a new level 3 entitlement, investment in the further education estate, and increases to 16-19 funding. Measures in the Bill take further steps towards the implementation of the report’s recommendations. These include introducing a lifelong loan entitlement, so that learning can be more flexible, and strengthening the link between qualifications and employer-led standards.

14 The Government will set out a full response and final conclusion to the Review of Post-18 Education and Funding at the next Comprehensive Spending Review.


18th May 2021