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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Further Education: Disadvantaged more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to remove barriers preventing students from disadvantaged backgrounds participate in further education. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>The 16 to 19 funding arrangements for school and college places include an element of disadvantage funding. This element of the funding is for providers to attract, retain and support disadvantaged students and to support students with special educational needs and disabilities. Disadvantage funding is provided to institutions for students with low prior attainment or for students who live in the most disadvantaged areas. For the 2018/19 academic year, we have allocated approximately £510 million to institutions for 16 to 19 year olds to provide extra support for students from disadvantaged areas.</p><p>The department also provides financial support for 16 to 19 year olds who are economically disadvantaged to help with costs associated with staying in post-16 education such as travel and course equipment. The 16-19 Bursary Fund is the main programme, but there is also residential and childcare support available. These programmes aim to enable 16 to 19 year olds to participate in education whatever their financial situation.</p><p>For those aged 19 and above, the Adult Education Budget provides financial support to help adult learners to overcome barriers that prevent them from taking part in learning. Through learner support, colleges and training providers have the discretion and flexibility to help learners meet costs such as travel, books, equipment and childcare. In addition, learning support, such as equipment, an interpreter or support worker, is available to meet the needs of learners with learning difficulties or disabilities. If the cost of support exceeds the fixed monthly rate that providers can claim or if the cost of support exceeds £19,000 per learner per year, providers can apply for exceptional learning support.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this