Access to training support for 16-19 year olds

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-12-16
Session date: 
December 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/4336
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

While the announcement that the national base rate for 16-19 funding will be protected in cash terms is welcome, what are you doing to ensure that unprotected additional funding for disadvantaged students is maintained so that young Londoners can still get the extra help they need to access training?

Answer

Answer for Access to training support for 16-19 year olds

Answer for Access to training support for 16-19 year olds

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Education Funding Agency has jurisdiction nationally over the funding for 16-19 year olds, including disadvantaged learners.   At a London level, the Youth Programmes being delivered through the European Structural Investment Funds will certainly be targeting disadvantaged students as part of the overall provision available to help more young people in to positive education and training.