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Adult Education

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 15 March 2007

9. To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) places and (b) courses there are in the adult education sector; how many there were on 15 March 2006; and if he will make a statement. (127479)

In my previous response I was able to confirm that we have realigned funding to support our priorities, which has allowed us to achieve our interim adult Level 2 target with a million more adults in the work force with essential employability skills and more than 1.6 million learners achieving Skills for Life qualifications. Overall in the 2005/06 academic year there were nearly 4 million publicly funded adult learner places. We do not hold information on the number of adult education courses.