Highlights of the week ending 15 October

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This week saw an impassioned Report Stage debate as members of the House of Lords continued their scrutiny of the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill. Former ministers, Lord Baker, Lord Blunkett, and Lord Willetts spoke in favour of retaining a broader qualification choice at age 16 and warned of the impact of the proposed reforms at level 3 (as they currently stand). Peers voted to amend the Bill to ensure students can take two BTEC (or similar qualifications) and a longer-term (4 year) timetable for removal of funding for any qualifications. The Bill will pass to MPs later this year where the Lords’ amendments will be debated.

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