As announced through the Government’s Grant Letter to the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) on 18 November, funding for adult learning will be £3.3 billion in 2009-10, an increase of 4.2 per cent. compared with 2008-09.
FE Colleges and providers are given indicative budgets based on the expected delivery of an overall volume of learning. The actual numbers and types of courses delivered by a college or provider will depend on learner and employer demand. The Statistical First Release (SFR) “DIUS: Post-16 Education: Learner Participation and Outcomes in England 2007/08” (December 2008) provides information on the number of LSC funded learners in particular sectors, however information on the number of different courses funded in a given year is not collected. The SFR can be found at the following link: