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Devolution of adult education functions

Memoranda of understanding between DfE, mayoral combined authorities and the Mayor of London for the devolution/delegation of adult education functions.


Devolution of adult education functions from academic year 2019 to 2020 to mayoral combined authorities

Ref: DFE-00029-2019PDF, 365KB, 20 pages

Delegation of certain adult education functions to the Mayor of London

Ref: DFE-00028-2019PDF, 392KB, 24 pages


From August 2019, some functions which relate to adult education, and the associated adult education budget will be devolved to 6 mayoral combined authorities and delegated to the Mayor of London for the Greater London area.

The 6 mayoral combined authorities are:

  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Greater Manchester
  • Liverpool City Region
  • Tees Valley
  • West Midlands
  • West of England

These documents set out agreed ways of working to support the devolution/delegation of the adult education functions.

Published 6 February 2019

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