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The Funding and Commissioning Team leads on strategic commissioning of education and training provision for all young people over compulsory school age or aged 19-25 and subject to a learning difficulty assessment.
The team has a number of statutory duties and responsibilities to carry out under the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009, including:
In addition the Dudley Strategic Overview of Education and Learning outlines priorities for 16-19 education and training:
To carry out this work the team needs to build, develop and maintain high quality relationships with local colleges and learning providers to share strategic planning for all 16-19 learning provision and those to 25 for young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND).
The Funding and Commissioning Team is the Black Country lead for Learners with Learning Difficulties and/or Disabilities (LLDD) and is also the host Local Authority for the Glasshouse College on behalf of the West Midlands.
For further information on funding for providers visit Learner Support arrangement.