Draft National Commissioning Framework

Date: 
Thu, 05/02/2009

From April 2010, responsibility for securing enough suitable education and training provision for all young people, including those aged 16-19, young people up to age 25 where a learning difficulty assessment is in place, and young offenders in youth custody, will pass from the Learning and Skills Council (LSCi) to local authorities. The draft National Commissioning Framework (NCF) has been developed by the DCSF and the LSC in consultation with stakeholders to describe the overall process for planning, commissioning and funding education and training provision by local authorities following the transfer.

The National Commissioning Framework (NCF) will set out the core systems for planning, commissioning, procuring and funding for the education and training 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.
A draft version of the full NCF has been published for consultation.

The consultation will run until 17:00 on 5 February 2010, and will provide stakeholders with an opportunity to review the proposed approach and feed in comments. Following the open consultation the NCF will be reviewed and revised, and will be published, subject to legislation, in April 2010 by the Young People’s Learning Agency (YPLA) as part of their statutory guidance. For further information please visit:
The National Commissioning Framework: Consultation document