What is the Young People’s Learning Agency (YPLA)?
The Apprentices, Skills, Learning and Children Act 2009 passed into legislation on 12 November 2009 and has established the YPLA as a Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) with funding responsibilities for education and training provision for young people aged 16-19 and for 19-25 year olds assessed for a learning difficulty and/or disability and for young people in custody5.
The YPLA will:
produce a National Statement of Priorities based on data covering participation, attainment and economic development to guide investment
oversee a budget of £7 billion being transferred to local authorities for the purpose of commissioning education and training for young people
give strategic analytical support to the planning and commissioning process
support the 14-19 Regional Planning Groups (RPGs) in aligning regional with
support local authorities in meeting their new responsibilities of commissioning learning and training for 0-19s, plus the support and guidance services needed to access these opportunities
encourage collaboration between and clustering of local authorities to develop strategic approaches to provision within the travel to learn area
check local authority plans for compliance with the concept of 14-19 entitlement
take over responsibility for all open academies from the Department of Children,
Schools and Families (DCSF)
have dedicated third sector staff and maintain a third sector section on their
5 Commissioning and Funding 16-19 Education and Training April 2010 to March 2011 (November 2009) React/LGA.
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