North of Tyne Combined Authority controls a £25 million per annum Adult Education Budget (AEB).

North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA) has control of a £25 million Adult Education Budget (AEB) from government. This is being used to help steer people into work and training.

The purpose of the AEB is to engage adults, aged 19 and over, in learning, and equip them with the skills needed to progress to employment, Apprenticeships or other learning.

The £25 million devolved funds, which includes funding for the Free level 3 qualifications for adults is provided to boost the life chances and adult skills of people in Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland.

NTCA’s ambition is that AEB will deliver high quality skills provision which leads to positive outcomes for individuals and provides clear progression pathways for our residents to access the local labour market and future economic development opportunities.

We believe in opportunity for all, removing the barriers which make it difficult for people to take up employment and training opportunities. We want to empower our people with the skills and resources they need to take ownership of their futures and secure good jobs with fair living wages.

Over 20,000 Adult Skills enrolment opportunities were undertaken in the first year of devolved AEB, with providers delivering a range of provision targeting employed and unemployed residents including basic maths, English and digital skills and full Level 2 and Level 3 vocational programmes required for work.

In the first year of devolved AEB over 27% of enrolment opportunities were undertaken by young people aged 19-24 with many of these receiving vital employability support as well as full level 2 and level 3 qualifications.

The North of Tyne AEB Strategic Skills Plan highlights the strengths, opportunities and challenges across the region and sets out key priorities for the devolved AEB to ensure it supports the North of Tyne Combined Authority’s Vision.

Supporting our residents to acquire the skills needed to secure and progress in employment is at the heart of the North of Tyne Combined Authority Vision and is committed to in our Inclusive Economy Policy Statement.

If you have any queries about NTCA’s AEB funding please contact our AEB inbox; Aeb@northoftyne-ca.gov.uk.

 

 

 

The North of Tyne AEB Strategic Skills Plan highlights the strengths, opportunities and challenges across the region and sets out key priorities for the devolved AEB to ensure it supports the North of Tyne Combined Authority’s Vision.

Supporting our residents to acquire the skills needed to secure and progress in employment is at the heart of the North of Tyne Combined Authority Vision and is committed to in our Inclusive Economy Policy Statement .