About us

Who are we?Engineering apprentice at work at SPX

The YPLA was established by the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 and launched in April 2010.

We are sponsored by the Department for Education and exist to support the delivery of training and education to all 16 – 19 year olds in England.

From April 2012, the YPLA will become part of the Education Funding Agency (EFA), a new Executive Agency within the DfE. More information on the EFA is available on the DfE website.

What do we do?

Our work falls into three interlinked areas:

  • Funding learning opportunities for 16-19 year olds
  • Funding and supporting Academies
  • Funding support for young learners

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