From the 2019 to 2020 academic year, some adult education functions of the Secretary of State will be transferred to specified combined authorities.
The 6 combined authorities are:
- Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
- Greater Manchester
- Liverpool City Region
- Tees Valley
- West Midlands
- West of England
DfE and the combined authorities have agreed arrangements to work together for the transition period, they are set out in this Memorandum of understanding (MoU).
- a set of principles
- what the combined authorities and DfE must do
- how the MoU will be managed to support a smooth transition