Adult education in London (2)

MQT on 2017-06-22
Session date: 
June 22, 2017
Question By: 
Tony Devenish
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Colleges, like City Lit, have enriched people's lives through learning and have played a vital in providing life-changing, high quality education opportunities for adults across London.  What work has the Mayor done to ensure Colleges, like City Lit, have the funding necessary to provide the best adult education possible?


Answer for Adult education in London (2)

Answer for Adult education in London (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Adult Education Budget funds post-19 provision and presently this sits within the Education and Skills Funding Agency, which is part of the Department for Education.  Negotiations are underway with central government to ensure that the funding settlement for the devolved Adult Education Budget to City Hall in 2019/2020 is no less than current levels.    In the meantime, through a series of recent Growth Deal settlements, London has secured over a quarter of a billion pounds in funding for capital investment in London's further education colleges, the allocation of which is now under the stewardship of my new Skills for Londoners Taskforce.