LA Responsibility for the Learning of 16-19 Year Olds

Tue, 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. Local authorities will be in the lead for securing high quality provision, integrating a range of services for young people.

Local authorities will come together in sub-regional groupings, reflecting travel to learn patterns, to ensure coherence of provision across an area. At a regional level local authorities will come together with the Regional Development Agency, Government Office, Young People’s Learning Agency, Skills Funding Agency and other key partners in a Regional Planning Group. This will consider the plans to ensure that they meet the economic and skills needs of the region and will deliver the entitlements.

A new, slim, Non-Departmental Public Body, the Young People’s Learning Agency, will support local authorities, through establishing a National Commissioning Framework, providing strategic data and analysis, and ensuring national budgetary control. LA responsibility for the learning of 16-19 year olds. For further information please visit: the Young People’s Learning Agency