Issue details

Adult Learning and Skills Service Accountability Agreement 2024-25

As a provider of adult education in receipt of grant funding of over £1m we must write and publish an accountability statement to form part 2 of our funding agreement with the Skills Funding Agency. We have also been advised that to meet financial procedure rules we must also document approval to receive the recurring grant funding that will make up part 1 of the documentation.

The statement is a mandatory part of the legislation linked to our current funding arrangements but must make clear reference to a document, written by West and North Yorkshire Chamber of commerce called the Learning Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP) and the key priorities of the council. This document is this year’s version of a document approved for 2023-24 and our response is largely based upon the strategy for adult learning and skills engagement that we consulted on in July 2022 and just defines targets based on the LSIP and national skills requirements

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure >£500,000 & Affects from than one division;

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 19/02/2024

Decision due: 18 Jun 2024 by Executive

Lead member: Executive Member for Education, Learning & Skills

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

Contact: Paul Cliff, Shared Head of Adult Learning and Skills Email:

Consultation process

Whilst the document must respond to local key priorities it is key to the service to position this within the wider education landscape. Open consultation is not deemed necessary as the plan aligns the strategic direction of the service (subject to full open consultation) with these priorities the document must detail the key role the service plays in the adult education ecosystem, so consultation with these stakeholder groups is essential and will involve direct feedback on drafts of the document.


The document will have been produced with full internal consultation with colleagues in inclusion service, economic development, training and learning and the wider localities teams, external consultation is based upon work with local further education providers as part of the LSIP steering board, with colleagues from the combined authority as part of the work to shape the MCA skills strategy and with colleagues at Yorkshire Learning Providers.

Agenda items


  • Adult Learning and Skills Service Accountability Agreement 2024-25