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Planned ‘clawback’ of adult education funding puts recovery plans in jeopardy

Government’s recovery plans in jeopardy because of cuts to adult training funds  The government’s ability to deliver its skills agenda could be severely damaged if it goes ahead with a planned ‘clawback’ of adult education funding, after colleges have been unable to deliver practical courses face-to-face during the pandemic.

AEB reconciliation announcement: Clawback of funding will reduce the financial strength of colleges

In a letter to the Education Secretary @GavinWilliamson, Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges (@AoC_Info), David Hughes has warned that if the cuts go ahead, colleges may have to scrap courses - including delivery of the government’s flagship #TLevels, as well as finding themselves at risk of being plunged into financial intervention, or being forced to make large numbers of redundancies: 

Skills Reform Agenda: Turning the tide after decades of neglect is not easy

In a letter to the Prime Minister @BorisJohnson, Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges (@Aoc_Info), David Hughes has warned that planned ‘clawback’ of adult education funding puts recovery plans in jeopardy: 

Give students an extra year of study to avoid a lost generation, say education leaders

Today (Tuesday, 13 April), Association of Colleges has published results from a survey of colleges, revealing the extent of damage to students’ education during the pandemic. A staggering three quarters (77%) of 16 to 18-year-olds are performing below normal expectations, between one and four months behind, with a similar number of adult students (69%) also below where they would normally be at this point in the academic year. 

Life #AndColleges - The Association of Colleges Podcast

Life #AndColleges - Brought to you by @AoC_info #LoveOurColleges  Episode 2 - On this episode of #AndColleges, our series host Christopher is joined by co-host Marguerite Hogg from AoC and special guest Fiona Aldridge from the Learning & Work Institute to speak about all things adult education, lifelong learning, reskilling, the impact of Brexit and the pandemic on adults…. #AndCollegesCLA The new Education Platform from the CLA which makes copying simpler, quicker and greener.

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