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7th November 2019

£6million of North of Tyne funds for improving adult education

Bidding on £6million of North of Tyne funds for improving adult education will commence in November 2019. The procurement activity is being conducted via the NEPO Portal e-tendering platform.

The North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA) devolved Adult Education Budget will be spent on residents aged 19 and over, to provide them with the skills needed to gain work, qualifications, or an apprenticeship, and to progress once in work. Just over £6million of the budget is offered to adult education providers whose goals match those of NTCA. The remainder of the £22m annual Adult Education Budget will be allocated to further education colleges and local authorities based in and around the North of Tyne area.

The procurement process is led by North Tyneside Council on behalf of the North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA) and is being conducted via the NEPO Portal.

Click here to view the tendering opportunity on the NEPO Portal.

NEPO's Data & Systems Officer Sarah Marshall attended a NTCA event to brief stakeholders on how to use the NEPO Portal, click here to download Sarah’s presentation.

Click here to visit the North of Tyne Combined Authority webpage for further information about the Adult Education Budget Devolution.