Statutory guidance

Exercising devolved adult education functions

Statutory guidance for combined authorities exercising devolved adult education functions


The exercise of devolved adult education functions


Certain adult education functions are due to be devolved to specified combined authorities under the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.

Combined authorities should follow this guidance, which covers the:

  • functions transferred to the combined authority
  • approach a combined authority should take when commissioning adult education provision
  • things a combined authority should consider when making and communicating decisions about adult education funding
Published 23 July 2018