The Final Lanarkshire Agreement 2019-2022 sets out how Lanarkshire colleges will contribute to a strong local and national economy through effective education and qualification. The Scottish Parliament passed the Post-16 Education (Scotland) Act 2013 on 26 June 2013. The Act contains various provisions relating to the governance, structure and review of R&A and higher education institutions. The law also defines regional strategic bodies and makes them financially viable through the SFC.  Prior to the introduction of this law, the SFC only funded higher education institutions (colleges) and higher education institutions (selected universities and colleges). The College has developed an access and inclusion strategy that takes into account: the regional and local context; projected population movements; demography; needs in specific areas; Scottish Multiple Deprivation Index; the Youth Employment Strategy; the Expanded Access Commission and the CFS guidelines for developing an access and inclusion strategy. Their implementation is funded by SFC. Primary responsibility for each strategy rests with each college`s Board of Trustees, with Lanarkshire Council having overall oversight responsibility. Each INSTITUTION funded by the CFS receives its funding under a Results Agreement.
The agreements set out what the institution will do with the funds and what objectives it must achieve with the funds.  If an institution does not comply with the agreement, the SEC may recover funds from that institution. :3 In 2009, the SFC threatened to recover money from Stow College after it requested funding of £988,000 for courses that the Auditor General of Scotland considered inadmissible.   Following a review of the eligibility of the College`s programmes, the CFS recovered GBP 2.88 million to be paid over a seven-year value starting in November 2009. :4 The Finance Branch is responsible for the use of CFS funds with respect to results agreements, the protection of CFS funds, and the boards of R&A colleges. This plan to develop a young workforce builds on the results and ambitions of the 2017-2020 ROA. The current plan supports the development of high-quality career paths and experiences in the higher phase, cooperation with employers, capacity building of schools to support the employability and progress of young people, as well as improving gender balance in certain subjects and the implementation of the gender equality programme. The College`s Liaison Group for European Funding (CEFLG) is responsible for advising the Council on matters relating to the European Social Fund (ESF), including by advising colleges, monitoring and regulating ESF grants and European projects, and the collection of related data.
 One of the main themes of the obligation to publish equality results is the integration of the general obligation to eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimization and other prohibited behaviour. Promote equal opportunities and promote good relations in all functions within the College. In fact, the very first requirement for the Scottish authorities is that we do it. In this context, the College`s approach to our Gender Equality Plan is to consider a number of broad and global issues and to link to other plans and policies that highlight the integration of gender equality and diversity activities elsewhere in the College. For this reason, the action plan below should be read in conjunction with the following documents: All contain measures to increase participation, expand access and increase accessibility for under-represented groups or those who need additional support to reach college: the CFS was established as a non-departmental public body, which means that it works with partial autonomy from Scottish ministers and can act in an advisory role.  The Council usually receives an annual advisory letter from the Secretary to the Cabinet for Education and Lifelong Learning…..