Until the academic year 2007-08, Additional Learning Support (ALS) was allocated as a lump sum to Further Education (FE) Colleges based on historical spend. From 2008-09 ALS allocations have, for the first time, been differentiated by age group and have used a formula based approach to more accurately reflect need.
The LSC has responsibility for the funding of post-16 further education and training (other than higher education). As a result, table 1 below shows the ALS allocated for FE colleges in the Essex area with information on Chelmsford college in the table that follows.
|ALS Allocations FE colleges in Essex|
|Essex ALS (FE)||Allocation (£)||Difference (£)||Percentage difference|
|FE ALS allocations—Chelmsford college|
|Chelmsford college||Allocation (£)||Difference (£)||Percentage difference|