Devolution and the Greater London Area - Guidance


As part of devolution deals, certain adult education functions, in the Apprenticeship Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 which are funded by the Adult Education Budget (AEB) are being transferred from the ESFA to certain devolved mayoral combined authorities (MCAs) and the Greater London Authority (GLA) in relation to their respective areas.

Please note if you live within the neighbouring Greater London Authority (GLA) area and want to study at Thurrock Adult Community College (TACC), you may be affected by changes made to certain adult education functions as part of devolution deals. Locally to Thurrock, the main areas affected are: Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Hornchurch, Rainham, Romford and Upminster.

For the latest information and devolved authorities please visit: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/adult-education-budget-aeb-devolution or for Greater London Authorities, click here

Provision for Learners in Devolved Areas
Thurrock Adult Community College aims to support learners who are resident in devolved areas. Whilst we will be unable to provide learners in these areas with funding, they will still be able to enrol but will need to pay a full cost recovery fee of £13.00 per hour (2020-21 academic year) or £13.60 per hour (courses in 2021-22 academic year).

We understand some learners might not be able to pay these rates, thus we have provided a list of Colleges within the local area, close to Thurrock, where learners can access funding for courses:

Havering
Havering Adult College (Romford) T: 01708 434955
Havering College of Further and Higher Education T: 01708 455011

Hornchurch
Havering Adult College (Romford) T: 01708 434955
Brittons Centre (Havering Adult College) T: 01708 554016
Havering College Of Adult Education (Upminster) T: 01708 434954

Barking & Dagenham
Adult College of Barking and Dagenham T: 020 8270 4722

Rainham
Havering College Of Adult Education (Gaynes Centre) T: 01708 434954
Havering Adult College (Bower Park Centre) T: 01708 434955
Brittons Centre (Havering Adult College) T: 01708 554016

Upminster
Havering College Of Adult Education (Upminster) T: 01708 434954
Havering Adult College (Romford) T: 01708 434955

Romford
Havering Adult College (Romford) T: 01708 434955

This list is not exclusive, if your area is not above you can contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900 or visit: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/