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Circular 03/06 : strategic area reviews : arrangements and guidance for strategic area reviews

Learning and Skills Council
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"This circular confirms the arrangements made by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) for strategic area reviews (StARs) of all LSC-funded post-16 learning and skills provision across England in response to Success for All, the Government’s reform strategy for further education and training. Local LSCs are responsible for leading StARs and will ensure that the process is effectively managed, stakeholders are engaged and that the timetable is met and outputs are achieved. This circular is of interest to Local Authorities (LAs)/Local Education Authorities (LEAs), Sector Skills Councils (SSCs), Regional Development Agencies (RDAs), Jobcentre Plus, schools with post-14 provision/sixth forms, further education colleges, former external institutions, specialist colleges, adult education centres, community and voluntary providers, work based training providers, learndirect hubs and Ufi Ltd, higher education institutions, employers, Trade Unions, National Connexions Service, Learning Partnerships and heads of other key organisations. This circular supersedes Circular 02/21" -- front cover.

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