To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of Adult Community Learning funding has been spent on (a) English, (b) mathematics and (c) ESOL courses in (i) the UK and (ii) London.
3 November 2017
We do not hold information on English, mathematics and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses funded through the Adult Community Learning budget. In addition, since 2016/17 this provision is funded through the Adult Education Budget.
Across wider adult education budget lines, data on funded learner participation in English, mathematics and ESOL courses are published for England and London.
The latest published adult (19 and over) participation figures for England (provisional full year data for the 2016/17 academic year) are as follows:
- English 536,700
- Mathematics 529,300
- ESOL 114,400
Note: we do not hold data for the UK.
The latest published adult (19 and over) participation figures for London (final full year data for the 2015/16 academic year) are as follows:
- English 88,450
- Mathematics 75,850
- ESOL 42,720
Participation in Community learning is recorded by theme rather than specific subject. Latest published figures for England are:
Community Learning Participation
of which Personal and Community Development Learning
of which Neighbourhood Learning in Deprived Communities
of which Family English, Maths and Language
of which Wider Family Learning
Figures for London are not published. Participation figures provide the distinct count of learners; a learner can participate in multiple types of learning, but will only be counted once in the overall total learner figures.