18/19 AEB Spend Change analysis by Level
Total AEB spend over the period 2017/18 to 2018/19 increased by almost £7.7 million or +15%.
Particular increases in spend were evident in relation to Essential skills (+20%), Entry level (+23%) and Level 2 provision (+17%).
18/19 AEB Spend Change analysis by LEP
Geographical patterns of change in spend over this period were not even with an 18% increase in relation to Birmingham and Solihull LEP, 12% in the Black Country LEP and 3% in Coventry and Warwickshire LEP.
18/19 AEB Spend Change analysis by Employment Status
While significant increases in spend for those recorded as unemployed (+48%) and those in paid employment (+33%) were evident, there was a significant decrease in spend in relation to those not in work but not available for work (-54%).
18/19 AEB Spend Change analysis by Gender / Ethnicity
The number of AEB learners increased by almost 2,800 (+8%)
There was an 11% increase in female learners compared with only 2% increase in male learners, while those recorded as having a disability increased by +16%. Particular increases were evident in relation to Asian/Asian British learners.
18/19 AEB Spend Change analysis by Priority Sector
Increases in numbers of learners were evident in relation to all priority sectors, with the exception of Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing.