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Post-16 education area reviews inquiry


The Sub-Committee is inviting submissions of written evidence via its website on the following:

  • The area review process so far and the impact of recommendations from local steering groups
  • The role of area reviews in mergers between institutions
  • The potential of area reviews to deliver savings and their likely impact on the financial sustainability of the further education sector
  • The role of Regional Schools Commissioners, local authorities and local enterprise partnerships in area reviews
  • The relationship between area reviews and post-16other education providers in the local region such as University Technical Colleges and school sixth-forms
  • The extent to which area reviews and subsequent mergers take into account apprenticeship provision in the local area