• AELP appoints a devolution director to represent independent training providers

    The “real fear” that independent training providers wouldn’t get “representation around the table” in adult education budget devolution has prompted the Association of Employment and Learning Providers to appoint its first devolution director. Harminder Matharu takes up her post on December 19, just two days before bids are due in the Greater London Authority’s tender

    11.00 Dec. 7th, 2018 | News

  • Fears over ‘market instability’ in rush to roll out AEB devolution

    The rushed timeframe ahead of next year’s devolution of the adult education budget means providers will struggle to “hit the ground running” next August and may lead to “market instability”, an expert has said. The warning comes as the first combined authorities are gearing up to start their tender process this month, with contracts due

    11.00 Oct. 5th, 2018 | News

  • Londoners on less than the living wage of £19,890 can access free training next year

    Adults in the capital who earn less than the London living wage will have their training fully funded from 2019/20. The commitment was revealed this morning at the launch of the mayor’s new Skills for Londoners plan. It follows an announcement made by Education and Skills Funding Agency last week that low-paid workers across the

    12.47 Jun. 6th, 2018 | News

  • Public Accounts Committee warning over 'high risk' devolution plans

    “High risk” devolution plans giving local enterprise partnerships widespread adult education budget spending powers must be subjected to far more stringent scrutiny, a new Public Accounts Committee report has warned. The document was unveiled this morning, with committee chair Meg Hillier (pictured) insisting “every pound of public money” spent by LEPs and other relevant local bodies

    0.01 Dec. 18th, 2016 | News

  • Devolve FE funding to tackle post-Brexit skills gap, London mayor demands

    Demands are being made by London mayor Sadiq Khan for devolution of all post-16 FE funding, to bridge post-Brexit skills gaps. His team announced today that he wants new powers to develop “a home-grown talent pipeline equipped” to help London’s businesses stay globally competitive. Key to this would be the “devolution of FE funding for

    12.32 Oct. 20th, 2016 | News