AEB Approach to Commissioning paper
AELP has published this discussion paper following the devolution of the Adult Education Budget (AEB) which has resulted in major changes to the way in which the AEB is being allocated and procured across England. This has led to unintended consequences, particularly for Independent Training Providers (ITPs) where there is now a risk that flexible, high quality and specialist adult education and skills provision may be removed from areas. AELP welcomes the move to devolved responsibility for adult skills and fully supports the notion of greater commissioning powers, we urge that the entire AEB for both devolved and non-devolved areas is commissioned through a 100% procurement approach which enables a level playing field for all provider groups. The discussion paper can be read here.