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Adult Education Budget

As part of the devolution deal for Tees Valley, the Tees Valley Combined Authority took responsibility for the Adult Education Budget which was administered by the Education Skills Funding Agency, to deliver adult skills provision, from 1 August 2019, to new learners aged 19+ who reside in the Tees Valley.

The funding will help to support:

and enable us to:

The details of the 31 provider organisations who will deliver the Adult Education Budget provision in the 2021/22 academic year are available here.

For all enquiries relating to Adult Education Budget please submit these to:

Level 3 Qualifications

Government has also  announced £2.7million funding for courses so those 24 or over can obtain their first Level 3 qualification (up to two A level or equivalent technical diploma or certificate).

For 19-24-year-olds, their first will be funded under current AEB allocations, with their second funded under this new scheme.

A list of providers for these courses will be published here.

2021/22 Adult Education Budget Funding Policies

To see a list of qualifications delivered by our providers in 2021/22, click here.

The details of the sub-contractor organisations for the 2021/22 academic year are available here.

Further information on processing your information

Personal information may be collected by TVCA in accordance with the terms and conditions of funding imposed on providers of learning, for example, further education Colleges and private training organisations.

Sharing data

In order for the Department for Education (DfE) to carry out its functions:

In the event that a further education College or other training provider is unable to continue the delivery of training funded by the ESFA (for example, where a training provider is a limited company that is dissolved) the ESFA will endeavor to make arrangements for the secure transfer of information, including your personal data, from the former training provider to another training provider to support your continued learning.  It may also request information from Awarding Organisations to establish at what stage your learning has reached according to their records.

Provider Support Tools

TVCA have produced a number of tools to assist our providers, which are summarised below:

Postcode Checker – A basic tool that compares a single postcode against the list of postcodes eligible for funding by TVCA. If the postcode is not recognised, it will by default say ‘no’.

If you experience any difficulty in using this tool, please contact your relationship officer or email