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PUBLISHED: 18:05 14 October 2009 | UPDATED: 09:06 12 August 2010

LONDON teens are to be offered more courses under a scheme to keep youngsters in education for longer. From April 2010, local

LONDON teens are to be offered more courses under a scheme to keep youngsters in education for longer.

From April 2010, local authorities across the capital will take on powers from the Learning and Skills Council to commission education for 16 to 19 year olds.

An organisation called the 14-19 Regional Planning Group will oversee the commissioning and will support boroughs including Bromley, Bexley and Greenwich to ensure they have enough resources.

All council leaders agreed the constitution of the group on Tuesday at a meeting deciding the business plan and budget for the scheme.

Chair of the group, based at London Councils, Nick Stanton, said: "London is taking a very innovative approach to ensuring that by 2015, every young person in the capital chooses to stay in education or training until the age of 19.

"The work of the group will also be used as a blueprint - not just for the 14-19 agenda but to show how local authorities can work together to improve the delivery of vital services for their communities.


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