Development Plan for Adult Learning 2011-12
Decision maker: Executive Member for Children, Young People & Learning
Decision type: Executive Member - Non-Key Decision
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To approve the Adult Learning plan for delivery and spend of the adult learning grant 2011/12.
That the Development Plan for Adult Learning 2011-2012 be approved.
Reasons for the decision:
- The planning, provision, management and quality assurance of Adult Learning in Bracknell Forest is funded by the Skills Funding Agency under a contract secured by negotiated targets for learner outcomes for the academic year 2011-2012.
- Officers have worked with the Skills Funding Agency to propose indicative learner volumes, the programme of activity to achieve these and the unit costs, as a basis for securing the grant. For the academic year 2011-2012 the grant has remained at the same volume and value as the previous three years.
- This Plan has been designated as a further transitional plan for the academic year 2011-2012. It is inappropriate for a new three year strategic Development Plan for 2011-2014 due to the introduction of Minimum Contract Levels by the Skills Funding Agency.
Alternative options considered:
This plan reflects the contractual requirements issued by the Skills Funding Agency as a basis for claiming grant. The plan has been written to confirm the Borough's strategic direction for Adult Learning, to focus on the on-going quality improvement agenda and to provide an updated description of the nature and scope of the service provision.
Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:
Wards Affected: (All Wards);
Financial Impact: Within existing budget.
Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No
Making Representations: In writing to the Director of Children, Young People & Learning.
Other reasons / organisations consulted
Contact: Amanda Waters, Head of Adult and Community Learning Email: Amanda.Waters@Bracknell-Forest.gov.uk Tel: 01344 354036.
Publication date: 23/03/2012
Date of decision: 23/03/2012
Effective from: 31/03/2012