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Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill


AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
ON REPORT


 

Clause 26

 

LORD LAYARD

 

BARONESS BLACKSTONE

 

BARONESS MORRIS OF YARDLEY

Page 12, line 3, at end insert—
"(   )  The specification of apprenticeship standards for England must state that an apprenticeship framework for any level must, where possible, specify—
(a)  a qualification concerned with competence, and
(b)  a technical certificate concerned with knowledge."
 

Clause 92

 

LORD LAYARD

 

BARONESS BLACKSTONE

 

BARONESS MORRIS OF YARDLEY

Page 62, line 12, at end insert—
"(   )  A person who completes a level 2 apprenticeship before reaching his or her nineteenth birthday is entitled to elect for a level 3 apprenticeship."
 

After Clause 101

 

LORD LAYARD

 

BARONESS BLACKSTONE

 

BARONESS MORRIS OF YARDLEY

Insert the following new Clause—
  "Provision of funding to employers
  The Chief Executive must establish a scheme which allows an employer who takes on an apprentice aged under 19 directly to apply for and receive the standard funding, subject to the employer satisfying any conditions specified in the scheme."
 

Clause 205

 

BARONESS WALMSLEY

 

BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD

Page 124, line 25, at end insert—
"(   )  For the purposes of an investigation under this Chapter, a Local Commissioner shall make arrangements for the provision of assistance to any pupil seeking to refer a complaint to the Local Commissioner and—
(a)  the assistance provided under these arrangements shall include, with the permission of the relevant pupil, appointment of an independent advocate;
(b)  arrangements made under paragraph (a)—
(i)  shall secure that a person may not provide assistance if he is a barred person
(ii)  shall comply with any other provision made by the regulations in relation to the arrangements;
(c)  the Secretary of State may make regulations requiring the Local Commissioner to monitor the steps that they have taken to ensure that they comply with regulations made under paragraph (b) above;
(d)  the Local Commissioner shall give such publicity to their arrangements under this section as they consider appropriate for relevant pupils and this must include the provision of information to a pupil eligible to make complaints about their school in a language and format that is appropriate to their age and understanding.
(   )  In this section—
 "relevant pupil" is a pupil who is—
(a)  a child who is looked after by a local authority as defined in section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989 (c. 41);
(b)  a child who has ceased to be looked after by a local authority as defined by section 23A(2) of the Children Act 1989;
(c)  a disabled child as defined in section 17(11) of the Children Act 1989 and section 1(1) of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (c. 13);
(d)  a child with special educational needs as defined in section 312(1) of the Education Act 1996 (c. 56);
(e)  any other child who the Local Commissioner considers may be in need of an advocate;
 "advocate" is a person providing confidential information, advice, representation and support;
 "independent" means a person who is not connected with the respondent by virtue of being—
(a)  a member of the local authority in which the respondent's qualifying school is situated or any of their committees or subcommittees, whether elected or co-opted; or
(b)  an employee or governor of that school or any of their committees or subcommittees, whether elected or co-opted; or
(c)  an employee of that school; or
(d)  a spouse or civil partner of any such person.
 "barred person" is a person as defined in section 3(1) of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (c. 47)."

 
 
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