Issue details

Personalised Learning College (PLC)

The Adult Learning and Skills Service receives a separate funding grant to deliver High Needs Study Programmes (HNSP) to young people (16 to 25) who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) to support the local offer.
As providers of education and training for learners with High Needs (SEND) the HNSP is individual to the young person and as such, there may be a number of bespoke requests. This would make it unrealistic for the Service to offer all the provision in-house. It is likely to be cost ineffective in terms of the cost of acquiring all the necessary equipment and facilities to meet the needs of the individuals.
The Approved Provider List (APL) relates to the more specific specialist aspects of the High Needs Delivery (HND) which ALSS cannot meet internally. For example, provision of equine management or farming skills, plumbing, building maintenance, etc.
We are seeking approval to go out to tender to procure for preferred and approved providers to deliver on behalf of PLC as the existing procurement that has been in place since 1st August 2019 will end on the 31st July 2024.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affect on communities;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 31/08/2023

Decision due: 19 Dec 2023 by Executive Member for Education, Learning & Skills

Lead member: Executive Member for Children & Families

Lead director: Corporate Director Children and Young People's Services

Contact: Karen Adamson, Rationalisation Manager, Property Services Email: Email:, Paul Cliff, Shared Head of Adult Learning and Skills.


Agenda items


  • Personalised Learning College (PLC)