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Championing education and training for young people in England by providing financial support to young learners, by funding Academies for all their provision and by supporting local authorities to commission suitable education and training opportunities for all 16-19 year olds within school sixth forms, FE provision, Foundational Apprenticeships and Learning Providers.

To ensure that people and businesses can access the skills training they need to succeed in playing their part in society and in growing England’s economy. In the context of policy set by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and informed by the needs of businesses, communities and sector and industry bodies. Allocating funding to colleges and other skills and training organisations who have discretion over expenditure to meet the needs of local businesses and communities.

The National Apprenticeship Service’s vision is that by 2020 every employer will value an Apprenticeship as the key route to equipping them with the skills they need for their business

BCTG is responsible for developing its partnerships to build upon and develop new areas of provision such as Pre-Apprenticeship, Apprenticeships for Young People and Adults, support for Small and Medium Sized Employers, and programmes the help the unemployed back into work.

Connexions Dudley is part of Dudley Council's Children’s Services Directorate in the Transforming Futures Division. Working across the borough, the service is designed to support young people aged 13 - 19 (up to aged 25 for those with learning difficulties and or disabilities). Connexions also provide information and support to parents/carers and other professionals on a range of youth issues.

Natspec is the membership association for independent specialist colleges providing further education for young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.

(Please note: Not all providers listed on this website are approved and funded by the Young People’s Learning Agency for those learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities)

Directgov is the UK government's digital service for people in England and Wales. It delivers information and practical advice about public services, bringing them all together in one place.

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