Adult Education: Finance:Written question - 109583

Q
Asked by Ian Austin
(Dudley North)
Asked on: 25 October 2017
Department for Education
Adult Education: Finance
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of Adult Community Learning funding has been spent on (a) English, (b) mathematics and (c) ESOL courses in (i) the UK and (ii) London.
A
Answered by: Anne Milton
Answered on: 03 November 2017

We do not hold information on English, mathematics and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses funded through the Adult Community Learning budget. In addition, since 2016/17 this provision is funded through the Adult Education Budget.

Across wider adult education budget lines, data on funded learner participation in English, mathematics and ESOL courses are published for England and London.

The latest published adult (19 and over) participation figures for England (provisional full year data for the 2016/17 academic year) are as follows:

  • English 536,700
  • Mathematics 529,300
  • ESOL 114,400

Note: we do not hold data for the UK.

The latest published adult (19 and over) participation figures for London (final full year data for the 2015/16 academic year) are as follows:

  • English 88,450
  • Mathematics 75,850
  • ESOL 42,720

Participation in Community learning is recorded by theme rather than specific subject. Latest published figures for England are:

Community Learning Participation

2016/17 (provisional)

Total Learners

531,800

of which Personal and Community Development Learning

414,400

of which Neighbourhood Learning in Deprived Communities

48,600

of which Family English, Maths and Language

32,700

of which Wider Family Learning

52,600

Figures for London are not published. Participation figures provide the distinct count of learners; a learner can participate in multiple types of learning, but will only be counted once in the overall total learner figures.

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