localism & devolution news

  1. Xmas 2017 Policy in your Pocket published

    The Xmas edition of Policy in your Pocket briefing has been published. In the Xmas 2017 issue you will find:   DfE Social Mobility Plan  Future of Skills & Lifelong Learning Report AEB Devolution Apprenticeships T-Level… Read More
  2. November Policy in your Pocket update out now!

    The November 2017 issue of Policy in your Pocket is now out!  It's a bumper edition, and  includes:   ·       A Budget for skills? ·       Industrial… Read More
  3. The ESFA has ridden rough-shod over the work of many vital third sector providers. The TSNLA's Tim Ward demands answers in this expert article in FE News

    TSNLA Chief Executive Tim Ward has written an expert article in FE Week about some of the disastrous consequences of AEB procurement on third sector provision across the country.  In it, he claims that the ESFA has ridden rough-shod over the work of… Read More
  4. July issue of the TSNLA Policy in your Pocket out now!

    The July issue of Policy in Your Pocket is now out, bringing you a monthly round-up of all that’s new and important for third sector learning and skills.  We’ve done all the hard work and kept up with the news to bring you this summary of… Read More
  5. Read the latest adult learning news and find out about resources with the TSNLA June Policy in your Pocket bulletin

    Read the current TSNLA Policy in your Pocket briefing to find out about all that's happening in adult learning and skills.  The bulletin includes: Post-Election – what’s happening? (includes Queen’s speech, FE, localism… Read More
  6. TSNLA Localism Workshops

    The TSNLA is putting on 4 workshops (with funding from Awards for All) to support VCSE providers of learning and skills to engage with the new adult funding arrangements emerging through Local Enterprise Partnerships and other localised funding… Read More
  7. Devolution developments in March 2017

    Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has a new devolution deal (where the Combined Authority will take over responsibility for the adult education budget from 2018/19), and Government has agreed a Memorandum of Understanding  on further devolution to… Read More
  8. PAC warning on "high risk" devolution deals

    The Public Accounts Committee has recommended that “high risk” devolution plans giving Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) widespread adult education budget spending powers must be subjected to far more stringent scrutiny. Committee… Read More
  9. Advice about Local Area Reviews

    With the fifth wave of Area Reviews in progress now, interviews were held with a group of colleges at different stages of the process. Their advice while obviously targeted at FE Colleges, contains some useful pointers. Below are some key points (slightly… Read More
  10. Paul Stanistreet writes for the TSNLA on the challenges of skills devolution

    In January, the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) published guidance on changes to the adult education budget, including the absorption of the previously ring-fenced community learning budget, trailed by skills minister Nick Boles in December's funding… Read More