THE number of adults studying in Further Education has fallen sharply.
New figures show the number of learners participating on a level 2 government funded adult further education in the first two quarters of 2015/16 fell by 21.4% to 597,000 compared to the previous year.
The number of people participating in full time Level 3 courses fell by 7.4% in the same period reports The Mirror.
Lib Dem Business spokesperson Lorely Burt said: “This Government is killing adult further education. At a time when we need to be giving people the chance to learn throughout their life and adapt to compete for the jobs of the future, the government is cutting off the chance for people to learn.
“We need to restore support for Further Education, including by reversing the freeze on the FE budget put in place by the Business Secretary.”