Purpose of the Act:
In the 21st Century prosperity and security will be driven by the ability to compete on a global basis. The United Kingdom’s primary competitive advantage as a nation is human capital – the strength and hard work of the British people. Empowering every child and every adult to realise their full potential is the goal of the Government:
The Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act reforms education, training and apprenticeships for young people and adults, provide new powers to strengthen children’s trusts, improve standards in schools and increase confidence in qualifications.
The main benefits of the Act would be:
- Equipping people with the skills they need to realise their full potential, including a new right to request time for training,
- Raising standards in all schools,
- Enabling schools to tackle disruptive behaviour,
- Making education and skills provision more accountable locally and more responsive to local needs, and
A slimmer national education and skills infrastructure which is more responsive to local and individual needs.