Skills and Post-16 Education Act 2022


make provision about local skills improvement plans; to make provision relating to further education; to make provision about functions of the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education and relating to technical education qualifications; to make provision about student finance and fees; to make provision about assessments by the Office for Students; to make provision about the funding of certain post-16 education or training providers; and for connected purposes

Government Bill

What is this Bill?

The Skills and Post-16 Education Act 2022 was a Government Bill that became an Act of Parliament.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

No. This Bill was introduced on 18 May 2021 and became an Act of Parliament on 28 April 2022.

Whose idea is this Bill?

Government Bills implement the legislative agenda of the Government. This agenda, and the Bills that will implement it, are outlined in the Queen's Speech at the Session's State Opening of Parliament.

How can I find out exactly what this Bill does?

The most straightforward information is contained in the initial Explanatory Notes for the Bill.

Would you like to know more?

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Bill Progession through Parliament

Lords Completed
Commons Completed
Royal Assent

Latest Key documents

Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

28/04/2022
Royal Assent (Commons)
28/04/2022
Act of Parliament
Skills and Post-16 Education Act 2022 (c. 21)
07/04/2022
Consideration of Commons amendments (Lords)
06/04/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 142-I Motion for Consideration of Commons Disagreement and Reason
06/04/2022
Will write letters
Letter from Nadhim Zahawi MP to Peers regarding technical education qualification reforms: Lords consideration of Commons amendments.
04/04/2022
Will write letters
Letter from Baroness Barran to Peers regarding the Lords Consideration of Commons Amendments: clarification to reference to funding for first wave of T Levels.
29/03/2022
Bill
HL Bill 142 Commons Disagreement and Reason
29/03/2022
Briefing papers
Briefing Paper on Progress of the Bill
28/03/2022
Programme motion
28/03/2022
Consideration of Lords message
28/03/2022
Amendment Paper
Commons Consideration of Lords Message as at 28 March 2022
28/03/2022
Bill proceedings: Commons
Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Message as at 28 March 2022
28/03/2022
Selection of amendments: Commons
Grouping of Lords Amendments by Secretary Nadhim Zadhawi and selection of motions relating to the Lords Message by the Speaker - 28 March 2022
24/03/2022
Consideration of Commons amendments (Lords)
24/03/2022
Bill
Bill 294 2021-22 (Lords Message)
23/03/2022
Amendment Paper
HL-Bill 117-I Manuscript amendments for Consideration of Commons Amendments (Supplementary to the Marshalled List)
23/03/2022
Amendment Paper
HL-Bill 117-I Marshalled list for Consideration of Commons Amendments
23/03/2022
Will write letters
Letter from Baroness Stedman-Scott, Baroness Barran and Mims Davies to Lord Storey regarding Universal Credit conditionality, Universal Credit and training, lifelong loan entitlement, employment and skills support for young people.
22/03/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 117(b) Motions for Consideration of Commons Amendments
17/03/2022
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 117(a) Motions for Consideration of Commons Amendments
03/03/2022
Will write letters
Letter from Baroness Stedman-Scott and Baroness Barran to Lord Bishop regarding an amendment tabled on Universal Credit conditionality at the Bill report stage.
23/02/2022
Human rights memorandum
European Convention on Human Rights Second Supplementary Memorandum
23/02/2022
Will write letters
Letter from Nadhim Zahawi MP to Peers regarding consideration of Commons amendments.
22/02/2022
Bill
HL Bill 117 Commons Amendments
22/02/2022
Explanatory Notes
HL Bill 117 Explanatory Notes
21/02/2022
3rd reading (Commons)
21/02/2022
Report stage (Commons)
21/02/2022
Amendment Paper
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 21 February 2021
21/02/2022
Bill proceedings: Commons
Report Stage Proceedings as at 21 February 2021
21/02/2022
Amendment Paper
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 21 February 2021 - large version
21/02/2022
Selection of amendments: Commons
Speaker’s provisional grouping and selection of Amendments - 21 February 2022
18/02/2022
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 18 February 2022
17/02/2022
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 17 February 2022
11/02/2022
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 11 February 2022
10/02/2022
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 10 February 2022
08/02/2022
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 8 February 2022
01/02/2022
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 1 February 2022
31/01/2022
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 31 January 2022
27/01/2022
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 27 January 2022
25/01/2022
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 25 January 2022
21/01/2022
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 21 January 2022
20/01/2022
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 20 January 2022
18/01/2022
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 18 January 2022
14/01/2022
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 14 January 2022
13/01/2022
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 13 January 2022
12/01/2022
Legislative Consent Motions-devolved legislatures
Legislative Consent Motion agreed by Senedd Cymru - 12 January 2022
11/01/2022
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 11 January 2022
10/01/2022
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 10 January 2022
16/12/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 16 December 2021
15/12/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 15 December 2021
08/12/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Sandwell College (Level 3 (T Level) Qualification Reform - Strengthening their implementation) (SPEB14)
08/12/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Sandwell College (The Defunding of BTECs) (SPEB15)
08/12/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Sandwell College (Qualifications, T Levels and Work Placement feedback and suggested improvements) (SPEB16)
08/12/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by The Tutors' Association (SPEB21)
08/12/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the CBI (SPEB22)
08/12/2021
Bill
Bill 212 2021-22 (as amended in Public Bill Committee)
08/12/2021
Bill
Bill 212 2021-22 (as amended in Public Bill Committee) - large print
08/12/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Chegg Inc. (SPEB17)
08/12/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Mencap (SPEB18)
08/12/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation (YPO) (SPEB19)
08/12/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Community trade union (SPEB20)
07/12/2021
Committee Debate: 6th sitting (Commons)
07/12/2021
Committee Debate: 5th sitting (Commons)
07/12/2021
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 7 December 2021
07/12/2021
Bill proceedings: Commons
All proceedings up to 7 December 2021 at Public Bill Committee Stage
07/12/2021
Selection of amendments: Commons
Draft Chair’s provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 7 December 2021
06/12/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 6 December 2021
03/12/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Pearson UK (re: Clause 7) (SPEB12)
03/12/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Course Hero (SPEB13)
03/12/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 3 December 2021
03/12/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Universities UK (SPEB11)
02/12/2021
Committee Debates: 4th Sitting (Commons)
02/12/2021
Committee Debates: 3rd Sitting (Commons)
02/12/2021
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 2 December 2021
02/12/2021
Bill proceedings: Commons
All proceedings up to 2 December 2021 at Public Bill Committee Stage
01/12/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by The WEA (SPEB02)
01/12/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Local Government Association (SPEB07)
01/12/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the University of Salford (SPEB10)
01/12/2021
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chair’s provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee -2 December 2021
01/12/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 1 December 2021
01/12/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Central YMCA (SPEB01)
01/12/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by London Institutes for Adult Learning (SPEB03)
01/12/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Association of Colleges (SPEB04)
01/12/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by The Open University (SPEB05)
01/12/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by EngineeringUK (SPEB06)
01/12/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Birkbeck, University of London (SPEB08)
01/12/2021
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Right to Learn (SPEB09)
30/11/2021
Committee stage (Commons)
30/11/2021
Committee Debates: 2nd Sitting (Commons)
30/11/2021
Committee Debates: 1st Sitting (Commons)
30/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 30 November 2021
30/11/2021
Bill proceedings: Commons
All proceedings up to 30 November 2021 at Public Bill Committee Stage
30/11/2021
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chair’s provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 30 November 2021
29/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 29 November 2021
26/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 26 November 2021
25/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 25 November 2021
24/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 24 November 2021
23/11/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 23 November 2021
23/11/2021
Will write letters
Letter from Baroness Barran to Baroness Whitaker regarding questions raised during the Report stage: national strategy for the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities, 16-19 year old tuition catch up and small group tuition, Centres for Excellence in Maths, functional skills and apprenticeships.
16/11/2021
Press notices
Have your say on the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill
15/11/2021
2nd reading (Commons)
15/11/2021
Ways and Means resolution
15/11/2021
Money resolution
15/11/2021
Commons Hansard Daily Report
2nd reading - Commons Hansard link
10/11/2021
Will write letters
Letter from Baroness Barran to Baroness Sherlock regarding issues raised during the Report stage: data protection, Kickstart, The Lifelong Loan Entitlement (LLE), student mental health, criminalisation of cheating services.
09/11/2021
Briefing papers
Briefing Paper on Second Reading
09/11/2021
Will write letters
Letter from Baroness Barran to Lord Storey regarding questions raised during the Report stage (second day) of the Bill: essay mills, responding to future breaches, benchmark for fines.
09/11/2021
Will write letters
Letter from Baroness Barran to Lord Aberdare regarding a question raised in the report stage debate (second day): workforce development for careers professionals.
09/11/2021
Will write letters
Letter from Baroness Barran to Baroness Neville-Rolfe regarding government plans for the enforcement of legislation enabling provider access to schools.
26/10/2021
1st reading (Commons)
26/10/2021
Bill
Bill 176 2021-22 (as brought from the Lords)
26/10/2021
Bill
Bill 176 2021-22 (as brought from the Lords) (large print)
26/10/2021
Explanatory Notes
Bill 176 2021-22 EN
26/10/2021
Explanatory Notes
Bill 176 2021-22 EN (large print)
25/10/2021
3rd reading (Lords)
25/10/2021
Human rights memorandum
European Convention on Human Rights Supplementary Memorandum
21/10/2021
Bill
HL Bill 58 (as amended on Report)
19/10/2021
Will write letters
Letter from Baroness Barran to Peers regarding questions raised during the Report Stage (first day) of the Bill: local skills improvement plans, careers, technical qualifications, apprenticeships
14/10/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 5-R-II Second marshalled list for Report
12/10/2021
Report stage (Lords)
11/10/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 5-R-I(Rev) Revised marshalled list for Report
11/10/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 5-R-I(Corrected) Marshalled list for Report
08/10/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 5-R-I Marshalled list for Report
07/10/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 5-R(e) Amendments for Report
06/10/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 5-R(d) Amendments for Report
06/10/2021
Will write letters
Letter from Baroness Barran to Peers regarding the Government amendments for report. Including Annex: Lifelong loan entitlement – amendments to the Higher Education and Research Act 2017 and supplementary policy notes
05/10/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 5-R(c) Amendments for Report
05/10/2021
Delegated Powers Memorandum
Skills and Post-16 Education Bill: Supplementary Delegated Powers Memorandum
05/10/2021
Delegated Powers Memorandum
Skills and Post-16 Education Bill: Note on Government amendments from the Department for Education to the DPRRC
28/09/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 5-R(b) Amendments for Report
24/09/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 5(a) Amendments for Report
24/09/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 5-R(a) Amendments for Report
19/07/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 5-IV(Rev) Fourth marshalled list for Committee
16/07/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 5-IV Provisional fourth marshalled list for Committee
15/07/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 5-III(Rev) Revised Third marshalled list for Committee
14/07/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 5-III Provisional Third marshalled list for Committee
13/07/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 5-II(a) Amendments for Committee (for Third Marshalled List)
12/07/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 5-II Second marshalled list for Committee
09/07/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 5-I(c) Amendments for Committee (for Second Marshalled List)
07/07/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 5-I(b) Amendment for Committee (for Second Marshalled List)
06/07/2021
Committee stage (Lords)
05/07/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 5-I(a) Amendments for Committee (for Second Marshalled List)
01/07/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 5-I Marshalled list for Committee
30/06/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 5 Running list of amendments
30/06/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 5(h) Amendments for Committee
29/06/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 5(g) Amendments for Committee
28/06/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 5(f) Amendments for Committee
25/06/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 5 Running list of amendments
25/06/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 5(e) Amendments for Committee
24/06/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 5(d) Amendments for Committee
23/06/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 5(c) Amendment for Committee
18/06/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 5 Running list of amendments
18/06/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 5(b) Amendments for Committee
17/06/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 5(a) Amendments for Committee
15/06/2021
2nd reading (Lords)
31/05/2021
Human rights memorandum
European Convention on Human Rights Memorandum
27/05/2021
Library Notes
Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [HL]: Briefing for Lords Stages
27/05/2021
Select Committee report
2nd Report of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee
19/05/2021
Delegated Powers Memorandum
Skills and Post-16 Education Bill: Delegated Powers Memorandum
19/05/2021
Delegated Powers Memorandum
Skills and Post-16 Education Bill: Delegated Powers Memorandum
18/05/2021
1st reading (Lords)
18/05/2021
Bill
HL Bill 5 (as introduced)
18/05/2021
Bill
HL Bill 5 (as introduced)
18/05/2021
Explanatory Notes
HL Bill 5 Explanatory Notes
18/05/2021
Bill
HL Bill 5 (as introduced)
18/05/2021
Explanatory Notes
HL Bill 5 Explanatory Notes
18/05/2021
Minutes of Proceedings
Minutes of Proceedings
18/05/2021
Lords Hansard
Lords Hansard