HC Deb 19 June 2002 vol 387 c361W
Mrs. Curtis-Thomas

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what support and resources are made available to young people when developing their individual learning plans. [62460]

Mr. Ivan Lewis

[holding answer 18 June 2002]: The Green Paper "14–19: extending opportunities, raising standards" proposes a broader choice of learning options for young people during the 14–19 phase of education. It recognises that in order to understand the range of choices open to them and their implications for future learning and career paths, young people will need additional advice and guidance, both from schools and the Connexions Service, at the beginning and throughout the 14–19 phase. The Green Paper suggests that the start of the 14–19 phase should begin with a review with each young person, to record achievements to date and identify learning and career goals through until age 19. It further proposes that the outcomes of the review should be recorded in an individual learning plan.

The consultation on the Green Paper ended on 31 May 2002. Ministers are currently reviewing the responses and, in the light of these, will make an announcement on the outcome of the consultation later this year.