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Post-16 education Bill passed, 26/06/13 [S]

Legislation to widen access to university and improve governance and accountability in colleges and universities has been passed by the Scottish Parliament.

The Post-16 Education (Scotland) Bill means:

  • Widening access agreements have legal backing
  • Ministers can drive progress and identify priority groups for widening access
  • Twelve regional chairs for the college sector will be appointed through the public appointment process
  • College and university governing bodies will consider equality duties when appointing governors
  • Government is paving the way for national pay bargaining in colleges
  • Skills Development Scotland and its partners can share information to help prevent young people dropping out of education. 

For full details see the Scottish Parliament and Government websites.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Official Report 26 June 2013

Scottish Government news release