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Adult Education: Finance

Question for Department for Education

UIN 124662, tabled on 24 January 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the budget was for non-apprenticeship adult education in each year since 2010; and what the budget is for adult education to 2020.

Answered on

2 February 2018

The budget for non-apprenticeship adult education from 2010 is as follows:

Adult Skills Budget (ASB):

2010-11 - £2,475,061

2011-12 - £2,190,542

2012-13 - £1,996,452

2013-14 - £1,704,275

2014-15 - £1,488,008

2015-16 - £1,238,528

Adult Education Budget (AEB) (which replaced the ASB):

2016-17 - £1,494,000

2017-18 - £1,503,000

These figures show funding for participation only and exclude financial support.

The AEB was created in 2016-17 and brings together the previous ASB, Community Learning and Discretionary Learner Support (both separate to the ASB pre-2016) into a single budget line.

The available budget for the further education and skills sector in 2018-19 will be confirmed prior to the start of the 2018-19 financial year. The current Skills Funding Letter for the 2017-18 financial year can be found via: