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The context for change: new professional standards for teachers in the learning and skills sector

Areas in scope in this chapter in relation to the standards for teachers, tutors and trainers working in the sector are AS 2, AS 3, AS 6, BS 2 (in part only).

This introductory chapter describes the range of provision covered by the learning and skills sector (LSS) and provides a brief history of the current context for change. Previously referred to as further education, adult education and/or post-compulsory education, this area of education and training is currently the focus of much government attention.