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Cuts Watch #301: Adult education funding

09 Nov 2010, by in Cuts Watch

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.

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