In August 2019, the Mayor’s Office took responsibility for the area’s share of the adult education budget and is now making arrangements for an assessment of the approach.
As part of this survey, a survey was started focusing on five areas:
• Increase adult participation in Peterborough and Fenland
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• Eligibility for Level 3 qualifications – lifetime skills guarantee
• Right to digital skills
• Personnel development and low wage provision
• Support to the education and training sector.
In addition to the consultation process, the combined agency will host a roundtable with stakeholders on Thursday 25 February to gather their views on proposed changes.
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mayor James Palmer said: “In many ways the combined authority that controls the budget for adult education is one of the most direct ways we can intervene to improve people’s lives.
“We have shifted the focus of the entire program from recreational and social classes to key professional skills. the types of courses to give people the opportunity to improve their prospects and get the job they have always wanted. And now let’s go further.
“The proposed changes are explained in the following consultation questions. We welcome any feedback from our vendors, stakeholders and residents to inform our thinking as we develop and shape the delivery of AEB in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
“The responses from this consultation will be used to support the further development of our long-term vision for skills, AEB funding rules and people area of the local industrial strategy, as well as the update of the skills strategy planned later this year. ”
The consultation will last until 10 a.m. on Monday 1st March. The survey can be accessed at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/WXBZYML.