Adult Education & Skills

A West of England Mayoral Combined Authority would have increased powers for spending on people’s education, skills and employment in several ways:

  • It would have control of the entire Adult Education Budget by 2018
  • It would be responsible for the Apprenticeship Grant for Employers which incentivises employers to offer apprenticeships
  • It would work with central government on the design of local careers and enterprise provision, such as the Careers and Enterprise Company and the National Careers Service.
  • It would work with the Department of Work and Pensions to co-design the new National Work and Health Programme designed to focus on those with a health condition or disability and the very long term unemployed.