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Adult Education Budget

Devolution of the Adult Education Budget (AEB) to Tees Valley Combined Authority 2019

As part of the Devolution Deal for Tees Valley, the Tees Valley Combined Authority will take over responsibility for the Adult Education Budget currently administered by the Education Skills Funding Agency, to deliver adult skills provision in the Tees Valley from 1 August 2019.

The funding will help to support a more responsive, flexible skills system. It will target the training paths needed to better connect with business demand, driving business growth and helping our residents fill the roles of today and tomorrow.

It will help us create a more dynamic education offer to learners and businesses and work more closely with our strategic, economically significant training providers across the public, private and community sectors.


The Commissioning Process for the delivery of the Adult Education and Skills provision in the Tees Valley from 1 August 2019, is now open.

All providers wishing to deliver adult skills provision to Tees Valley residents from 1 August 2019 must secure a funding agreement.  If you do not have a funding agreement with the Tees Valley Combined Authority from 1 August 2019, your Tees Valley residents will be at risk of being unfunded.

In order for you to secure a funding agreement, it is compulsory that you submit a Delivery Plan to the Combined Authority as part of this commissioning process, and providers must be able to demonstrate their readiness to deliver the adult skills provision immediately when the funding award starts on the 1 August 2019.

The Delivery Plan is an online application and must be completed online. Paper copies will not be accepted, although you will have the facility to print off your application should you wish to do so. To access the online Delivery Plan, you will need to create a login and password by following this link https://teesvalley-ca.gov.uk/adult-education

In preparing for the submission of your Delivery Plan, there are a number of policies and supporting documents available for you to download.

Strategy Documents

Policy Documents

Supporting and guidance documents for applications

The closing date for the submission of your Delivery Plan is 12 noon on the 1 February 2019.

Following the provider events on Monday 10th and Wednesday 12th December, please find below our presentation and frequently asked questions:

You can also submit any questions to the Adult Education Team at aeb@teesvalley-ca.gov.uk where we will aim to answer and publish your questions within three working days.

Should you have any technical issues or queries then please contact:

aeb@teesvalley-ca.gov.uk and highlight in the subject box that it is a technical query.  We will aim to respond to you within one working day. Please note that technical support will only be available Monday to Friday between 9am to 5pm.

Update from DfE on AEB devolution