Assessing the Adult Education Budget by Borough

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 25th February 2022.

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Photo of Andrew Boff Andrew Boff Conservative

How are you assessing the benefits of the Adult Education Budget by students’ borough? Please provide all relevant data.

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

I am committed to measuring the impact of policy changes and provision funded through London’s Adult Education Budget (AEB).

Since delegation of the AEB in 2019/20, we report the number of learners accessing courses in London, with breakdowns by borough. AEB data is published on the London Datastore with the most recent release covering delivery from August 2020 to July 2021.

In addition, my London Learner Survey (LLS) will provide better information on the impact of AEB-funded courses on Londoners. The survey will measure the extent to which learners progress into further learning or employment, as well as measures of health, wellbeing and social integration. It will provide useful intelligence to providers, as well as supporting the case to HM government for further investment in adult education. The LLS officially launched at the start of the 2021/22 Academic Year. The final data covering the full Academic Year is expected in March 2023.