Cuts Watch #301: Adult education funding
Today’s Telegraph reports that the Government are planning to cut all funding for free adult education for the over-25s. The proposals from BIS are set out in yesterday’s ‘business plan‘ which maintains that the Government will:
No longer fund entitlements for adult skills courses to full fee remission for Level 2 (age 25 and over) and first full Level 3 (age 24 and over). Instead, the Department will offer loans for learners at Level 3 and Level 4.
The Telegraph report that from September 2013 this will mean that many people in their mid-20s or older who are looking to to retrain will have to pay for their own courses.