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.
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: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/skills-funding-letter-april-2017-to-march-2018.