TES: Why adult education may be extinct by 2020

tes_400x400The TES reports that experts believe adult education provision will be wiped out if cuts continue and how the cuts news sparked an angry reaction.


Why adult education may be extinct by 2020

Darren Evans | TES | 27 March 2015

Organisations across the further education sector have rallied behind calls for greater government investment in adult education and training, after research published this week revealed that continued cuts could lead to provision being wiped out within five years.

The stark warning came from the Association of Colleges (AoC), which estimates that 190,000 adult learning places could be lost next year alone. The areas expected to be hit hardest include health and public services, which could lose as many as 40,000 places in the next academic year, and information and computing technology, where 10,500 places could disappear in the coming months… [more]