Adult Education: Expenditure

Department for Education written question – answered on 12th February 2019.

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Photo of Royston Smith Royston Smith Conservative, Southampton, Itchen

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of the adult skills budget was spent on (a) level 2, (b) level 3, (c) level 4 and (d) level 5 qualifications in each of the last five years for which information is available.

Photo of Anne Milton Anne Milton Minister of State (Education)

The information is not readily available and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

Below is the proportion of the adult education budget (excluding apprenticeships) spent on level 2 aims (excluding maths, English, English for speakers of other languages - ESOL - and traineeships) in each of the last 3 years:

  • 2015-16: 20%.
  • 2016-17: 19%.
  • 2017-18: 23%.

Below is the proportion of the adult education budget (excluding apprenticeships) spent on level 3 aims (excluding maths, English, ESOL and traineeships) in each of the last 3 years:

  • 2015-16: 8%.
  • 2016-17: 8%.
  • 2017-18: 5%.

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