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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 remove filter
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Adult Education: Fees and Charges remove filter
house id 1 more like this
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pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to extend full fee remission for adult education courses to full time carers under Adult Education Budget rules. more like this
tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
uin 174 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
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answer text <p>The Adult Education Budget (AEB) currently supports 3 legal entitlements to full funding for eligible adult learners:</p><ul><li>English and maths, up to and including level 2, for individuals aged 19+, who have not previously attained a GCSE grade A* - C or grade 4, or higher.</li><li>First full qualification at level 2 for individuals aged 19 - 23.</li><li>First full qualification at level 3 for individuals aged 19 - 23.</li></ul><p> </p><p>A fourth legal entitlement to fully funded specified digital skills qualifications for adults, aged 19+, with no or low digital skills will come into effect from 1 August 2020.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the AEB supports delivery of flexible tailored provision for adults up to level 2 which is either fully funded or co-funded depending on a learner’s age, prior attainment and circumstances.</p><p><strong> <br> </strong>For the 2019/20 academic year, the AEB is continuing a trial to support those in work on low incomes, which allows providers to fully fund eligible learners on low wages, who would otherwise be eligible for co-funding. The trial will apply in respect of learners who are resident outside of devolved areas.</p><p> </p><p>From August 2019, approximately 50% of the AEB has been devolved to 6 Mayoral Combined Authorities and the Mayor of London, through the Greater London Authority. They are now responsible for commissioning and funding AEB provision for learners resident in their areas.</p><p>The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) remains responsible for funding learners resident in non-devolved areas. For those learners, we will continue to consider how we can most effectively support learners. However, currently there are no current plans to extend full fee remission to full time carers under the ESFA AEB funding rules.</p>
answering member constituency Chippenham more like this
answering member printed Michelle Donelan remove filter
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less than 2019-10-22T16:50:21.897Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T16:50:21.897Z
answering member
4530
label Biography information for Michelle Donelan more like this
tabling member
4243
label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this