The Department for Education provided the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority an allocation of c£51m for the period, 1 August 2019 to 31 July 2020. This allocation has been committed to Grant Funded Providers and to Independent Training Providers via commissioning. The procured activity has been accomplished following a Commissioning Plan, underpinned by a clear set of principles. The appraisal, of submissions for contracted provision, incorporated a pre published criteria to ensure an open and transparent process assessed on quality not price, this is due to the adoption of the national funding calculation for learning aims (detailed on the national Learning Aims Reference Service in the 2019/20 academic year)
- c£15m allocated through the procurement process to contracted providers
- c£31m has been committed to grant funded providers (Colleges and Local Authorities)
- Resources for ‘transitional protection’ have been set aside to ensure a smooth transition into AEB devolved delivery
The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority is keen to develop effective, high trust relationships with its providers, delivering positive long-term impact for Liverpool City Region learners and enabling providers to plan and build capacity with greater surety. We expect providers to deliver a place-based curriculum offer and wrap-around support with a clear focus on learner progression.
The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has published information confirming the details of all Providers delivering the devolved AEB budget in the Liverpool City Region for the period 1st August 2019 – 31st July 2020. This includes the allocations per Provider and the Test and Learn pilots that have been agreed across the region.