Lifelong Education:Written question - 1618

Q
Asked by Alex Burghart
(Brentwood and Ongar)
Asked on: 28 June 2017
Department for Education
Lifelong Education
Commons
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.
A
Answered by: Anne Milton
Answered on: 06 July 2017

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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