Skip to content

Agenda item

Approval of commissioning the Adult Education Budget Grant from South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority.

Report of Executive Director, People Services

Decision:

12.1

The report sets out the proposal to use the Adult Education Budget grant from South Yorkshire Combined Mayoral Authority (SYCMA) to provide the skills and learning needed to be ready for work, further education, traineeship, voluntary work or apprenticeships for individuals aged 19+.

 

The report emphasises the need to empower and enable those potential adult learners who lack the very basic skills for education and work to access provision. It will include a scaffolded or step by step approach, for those without any qualifications or confidence, to enter a ‘learning journey’ through promotion of equality, diversity, and inclusion.

 

In order to achieve these aims, this report proposes the commissioning of a number of subcontracts up to a maximum value of £450,000 from the Adult Education Budget grant (AEB) to improve access to the education/employment pathway.

 

 

12.2

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY: That the Economic Development and Skills Policy Committee Policy Committee:-

 

 

1. notes the Council’s future acceptance of the Adult Education Budget (AEB) from

the South Yorkshire Combined Mayoral Authority;

 

2. approves the proposal to commission a variety of subcontracts with service providers to a maximum combined value of £450,000 using the Council’s existing Adult & Community Learning Framework 2019-2023 to provide services to improve access to the education/employment pathway.

 

 

12.3

Reasons for Decision

 

 

12.3.1

To add diversity to the curriculum, offer that will enable the service to target the most marginalised groups, add capacity to high demand curriculum and meet the needs of Sheffield adults across every part of the city.

 

 

12.4

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

 

12.4.1

The service is not legally required to subcontract but it is an option we wish to exploit in order to meet the demands and needs of Sheffield residents and continue to work in partnership with localised community learning organisations.

 

 

 

Minutes:

11.1

The report sets out the proposal to use the Adult Education Budget grant from South Yorkshire Combined Mayoral Authority (SYCMA) to provide the skills and learning needed to be ready for work, further education, traineeship, voluntary work or apprenticeships for individuals aged 19+.

 

The report emphasises the need to empower and enable those potential adult learners who lack the very basic skills for education and work to access provision. It will include a scaffolded or step by step approach, for those without any qualifications or confidence, to enter a ‘learning journey’ through promotion of equality, diversity, and inclusion.

 

In order to achieve these aims, this report proposes the commissioning of a number of subcontracts up to a maximum value of £450,000 from the Adult Education Budget grant (AEB) to improve access to the education/employment pathway.

 

 

11.2

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY: That the Economic Development and Skills Policy Committee Policy Committee:-

 

 

1. notes the Council’s future acceptance of the Adult Education Budget (AEB) from

the South Yorkshire Combined Mayoral Authority;

 

2. approves the proposal to commission a variety of subcontracts with service providers to a maximum combined value of £450,000 using the Council’s existing Adult & Community Learning Framework 2019-2023 to provide services to improve access to the education/employment pathway.

 

 

11.3

Reasons for Decision

 

 

11.3.1

To add diversity to the curriculum, offer that will enable the service to target the most marginalised groups, add capacity to high demand curriculum and meet the needs of Sheffield adults across every part of the city.

 

 

11.4

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

 

11.4.1

The service is not legally required to subcontract but it is an option we wish to exploit in order to meet the demands and needs of Sheffield residents and continue to work in partnership with localised community learning organisations.

 

 

 

Supporting documents: