Devolution of the Adult Education Budget for 2020/21 academic funding year enables the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority to take responsibility for delivering high quality adult education in the local area.
It provides the opportunities for the Combined Authority to understand the unique circumstances of local people, employers, communities and the suppliers of education and training including independent training providers, FE Colleges and local authorities. It will give the Combined Authority the advantage of being closer to the locality and therefore an ability to be more responsive flexible and agile to meeting local priorities. The Combined Authority had produced a Local Industrial Strategy and Skills Strategy that set out our skills priorities and their expected impact.
These priorities will look to:
The AEB aims to assist in meeting these priorities by engaging with adults and employers to provide the skills and learning needed in the area to equip adults for work, upskill current employers and find specialist training. The AEB enables tailored programmes of learning to be made available to help adults engage in leaning, build their confidence, enhance their wellbeing and provide skills to meet present and future employment opportunities.
The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority Adult Education Budget will focus on:
To meet the local skills priorities and the expected impact of AEB, the Combined Authority developed a commissioning approach that involved a combination of plan-led grant funding and procured provision.
Following the successful completion of our procurement process this year, we have awarded contracts to the following independent training providers:
Following the successful completion of our delivery planning process, we have awarded grant funding to the following colleges and local authorities:
Should you have any general questions in relation to AEB please contact us at AEBDevolution@cammbridgeshirepeterborough-ca.gov.uk
The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority Adult Education Budget Team
Interim SRO Adult Education / AEB Commissioner
AEB Programme Officer
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