‘Significant’ In-Year Cash Boost to National Adult Education Budget Funding

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ESFA have announced a boost to national adult education budget funding for this academic year and next to help ease delivery challenges faced by the sector. The increases – which involve a 20 per cent uplift for subjects such as engineering and maths are expected to cost around £20 million in total each year, will not be funded with new money but from the existing AEB. Robert Halfon, the minister for skills, apprenticeships and higher education, said he was aware that the FE sector was facing “financial pressures in key subjects like engineering, mathematics and construction, which is why we’re giving an additional significant boost in funding for these essential courses”. Click here for more.