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Skills Funding Agency Transition

Date: 
17/11/2009

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills is transforming the skills system with the creation of the Skills Funding Agency, which, from April 2010, will be the single funding provider for adult skills in England outside of higher education.

How the Skills Funding Agency will Operate

Date: 
17/11/2009

From April 2010 the Skills Funding Agency will be responsible for all publicly funded adult skills training in England outside of higher education. Its main function will be to direct public funding quickly and efficiently to further education colleges and other learning providers, in response to individual and employer demand.

Overview of responsibilities in the new Young People's Learning System

Date: 
17/11/2009

From April 2010, responsibility for securing sufficient education and training provision for all young people, including those aged 16-19, and 19-25 year olds being assessed for a learning difficulty and/or disability as well as juveniles in custody, will pass from the Learning and Skills Council (LSCi) to local authorities.

LA Responsibility for the Learning of 16-19 Year Olds

Date: 
17/11/2009

From April 2010 local authorities will be responsible for the planning, commissioning and funding of provision for 16-19 year olds, young people up to age 25 where a learning difficulty assessment is in place, and young offenders in youth custody.