Adult Education Funding Cuts and Concern for Awarding Organisations

The Association of colleges say that 190,000 /200,000 adult education places will not be available in the 2015- 2016 academic year, as the funding has been cut by 24%.

The courses which are most likely to be hit the hardest are Health, Public services, Care and Information and communication technology. The Government have on the other hand prioritised apprenticeships and subjects including English and Maths. You read more on the warning here

Many Awarding Organisations (AO) are in limbo waiting to find out whether hundreds of qualifications will be publicly-funded in the 2015 – 2016 academic year.

Originally the SFA were supposed to confirm how many submissions had been approved for funding on 1st April, while an announcement on level two remains expected later, entry level and level one, plus QCF English and Math submissions are not due for three weeks.

The delay is a cause for concern among AO’s. You can read more about the AO’s concern in this article

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