Photo: Authors and speakers at the launch

‘Post-16 Education and Apprenticeship Levy Funding: next steps for English devolution’ is a volume of expert pieces that consider the future of the post-16 education and training budget from a devolution perspective. It is published by the Campaign for Learning and NCFE.

The pamphlet has contributions from well known experts in post-16 education, Joe Dromey, Kevin Gilmartin, Julian Gravatt, Ewart Keep, Susan Pember, Mick Fletcher and Alan Palmer. It was launched in April 2019 at a special event chaired by David Laws.

The focus for the paper is the £27.8bn post-16 education and training budget excluding capital spending. The authors look at the arguments for and against devolving post-16 budgets and what issues will need to be considered for students, providers and policymakers.

The contributions are:
• Joe Dromey, Learning and Work Institute on Devolving 16-18 Education and Apprenticeship Levy Funding 
• Kevin Gilmartin, Association of School and College Leaders on Devolving 16-18 Education Funding: Issues for School Sixth Forms 
• Julian Gravatt, Association of Colleges on Devolving 16-18 Education Funding: Issues for FE and Sixth Form Colleges 
• Ewart Keep, SKOPE, University of Oxford on Devolving Apprenticeship Levy Funding: Issues for Policy Makers 
• Susan Pember, HOLEX on Devolving Post-16 Funding: Lessons from the Adult Education Budget 
• Mick Fletcher, RCU on Devolution and Post-18 Fee and Maintenance Loans: Issues for Students 
• Alan Palmer, MillionPlus on Devolution of 16-18 Education and Apprenticeship Levy Funding: Issues for Higher Education

Please note:

This pamphlet was originally published on 5th April 2019. It was revised and republished on 26th April 2019 to include updated figures for the percentage of Adult Education Budget to be devolved in 2019/20. This percentage is used to calculate how much of the post-16 education budgets may be devolved in the future and the budget figures for this are also revised accordingly at various points. Table 1 has also been amended to correct the grant funding allocated to School Sixth Forms.

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