Express and Star: Cuts ‘threaten adult education’

expressandstar-logoReport from the Express and Star on the AoC report on the future of adult learning and the research which warns of an overall loss of ‘195,661 individual adult student learner places for people aged 19 and over.’

Cuts ‘threaten adult education

Express and Star | 25 March 2015

The sector is effectively being “decimated”, with courses that are vital to the future career prospects of many workers at risk, according to the Association of Colleges (AoC).

Funding outside of apprenticeships is due to fall by almost a quarter (24%) in the 2015/16 academic year, the AoC said, adding it estimates that almost 200,000 adult learning places could be lost in the next year alone.

The Association said that if cuts in public funding continue, adult education and training in England will not exist in five years’ time… [more]