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Lifelong Education

Department for Education written question – answered on 6th July 2017.

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Photo of Alex Burghart Alex Burghart Conservative, Brentwood and Ongar

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the cost of introducing free lifelong learning education in further education colleges.

Photo of Anne Milton Anne Milton Minister of State (Education), Minister for Women

The Government offers a range of support for adult learners, including through the Adult Education Budget and through Advanced Learner Loans. Details of the funding are published through the Skills Funding Letter (https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/599089/SFA_Letter_2017-18_final.pdf). The Government has also announced £40 million at this year’s Budget to fund pilots that will test ambitious, new approaches to removing barriers to lifelong learning.

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