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Post 16 Learning
If you are interested in policy and development issues surrounding post 16 and adult learning, you should find the following pages of interest.

Learning and Skills Council
The Learning and Skills Council, which took on its full operational responsibilities for post-16 learning from 1 April, has launched its strategic plan for consultation. Read it on-line, or order a printed copy, and feed back your views.

Learning Partnerships have been established to improve the planning and coherence of local post-16 learning.

Other Sites of Interest

Adult Learning Inspectorate (ALI)
The Adult Learning Inspectorate will be responsible from April 2001 for inspecting a wide range of learning activities. This will include: work-based learning provided to people aged 16 to 18 and all adults; education in colleges provided to people aged over 19; learning activities accessed through the University for Industry - learndirect; adult and community education; learning in prisons; training delivered by the Employment Service under the arrangements of the New Deal.

Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED)
In addition to school inspections OFSTED undertakes reviews of Local Education Authorities, inspect initial teacher training courses in universities and colleges, inspect independent schools, service children's education, LEA funded adult education and youth work.

Learning and Skills Development Agency
The Learning and Skills Development Agency is a strategic national resource for the development of policy and practice in post-16 education and training.