PLEASE NOTE: The Young People's Learning Agency has closed. Its key work and publications have transferred to the Education Funding Agency (EFA).

This document has been prepared by the Young People’s Learning Agency as statutory guidance under the ASCL Act 2009 to describe how a simplified allocations and funding system for 16-19 education and training will operate for the 2012/13 academic year.

It sets out the leadership role of local authorities, including their key statutory duty to secure suitable education and training for young people; and the role of autonomous schools, colleges and other providers of education and training working in partnership with each other and with local authorities to meet the needs of all young people.

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  • Introduction
  • Key Roles and Responsibilities
  • Main Elements of the Process
  • Performance and Intervention
  • Complaints Process and Health and Safety