On 1 September 2019, West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) formally took responsibility for the West Midlands Adult Education Budget (AEB) covering the WMCA area.
The total budget for the area is £125.6m.
22 Colleges secured AEB grant through devolution, securing a total grant of £74m. 7 Colleges secured £1.6m in growth. 6 Colleges secured funding flexibilities through WMCA applying its devolved powers.
In addition, 20 Independent Training Providers and 6 other grant providers (Local Authorities and WEA) secured an AEB allocation.