HC Deb 05 December 2001 vol 376 cc428-9W
Mr. Chidgey

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list the different accounting headings under which further education colleges in England must apply for standard fund grants,(a) immediately before and (b) after the establishment of the learning and skills council. [20694]

John Healey

[holding answer 4 December 2001]In 2000–01 the standards fund had six categories: College Improvement; Improving Teaching and Learning; Training and Development for Principals and Senior Management Teams; the Good Governance Programme; Dissemination of Good Practice; and the Achievement Fund.

This year, which is the first year of the learning and skills council, there are five categories for the standards fund for 2001–02: Provider Improvement; Professional Development; The Good Governance Programme; Centres of Vocational Excellence; and Dissemination of Good Practice.

From April 2002 there will be a single, unified Learning and Skills Standards Fund with no individual ring-fenced funding streams within it.