• Revealed: The 19 winners of the Liverpool City Region AEB tender

    The names of the 19 training providers that have won contracts with Liverpool City Region to deliver its devolved adult education budget (AEB) have been revealed. The combined authority will take control of an annual £50.35 million budget to deliver adult education from September. Up to 30 per cent – or £15.11 million – of

    17.51 May. 20th, 2019 | News

  • Creeping complexity has reached critical levels in FE

    There is a theme across four stories in FE Week today which combined might suggest there is a critical business problem with funding rules and data requirements – complexity. Let’s look at the stories in turn. 1. ESFA finds achievement rate data ‘unreliable’. Behind the scenes the ESFA audit teams continue to grapple with providers

    11.20 Apr. 5th, 2019 | Opinion

  • Overspend: GLA warns of risk to AEB devo project

    The Greater London Authority has denied that devolution of the adult education budget is at risk due to spiralling IT costs, despite warning the Mayor that failure to find the extra cash could “jeopardise” the project. The GLA is due to take control of London’s £306 million adult education budget from the Education and Skills

    9.53 Apr. 5th, 2019 | 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