Adult Education Budget - Spend

In 2017/18 AEB spend accounted for £51 million of which more than half was accounted for by learners living within Birmingham.

AEB spend by Local Authority

Graph showing AEB spend by Local Authority

AEB spend by LEP area

Graph showing AEB spend by LEP area

58% of learners living within Birmingham and Solihull LEP area, 35% within the Black Country LEP and the remainder within Coventry and Warwickshire LEP area.

AEB spend by Level

Graph showing AEB spend by level

Almost 60% related to Level 1 or lower enrolments, almost a third to level 2 enrolments, with just under 10% level 3 enrolments.

AEB spend by ward

Heatmap showing AEB spend by ward

Particular concentrations of AEB spend is evident in a number of wards, particularly in Birmingham and Sandwell.

AEB spend by sector – Professional and Technical

Graph showing AEB spend by sector – Professional and Technical

AEB Professional and Technical spend versus Essential skills

Graph showing AEB Professional and Technical spend versus Essential skills

60% relates to essential skills and about 40% to professional and technical skills.

AEB statutory entitlement and ESOL spend

Graph showing AEB statutory entitlement and ESOL spend

The statutory entitlements of Maths enrolments accounted for 13% and English (11%), with ESOL accounting for 16%.

AEB spend by employment status upon enrolment

Graph showing AEB spend by employment status upon enrolment

Almost half was accounted for by unemployed learners, a further 28% by learners out of work but not looking for work and just over a fifth by learners in paid employment.

AEB spend in relation to unemployed by age

Graph showing AEB spend in relation to unemployed by age

Of the £25 million spend relating to unemployed learners, almost 80% was accounted for by those aged 24+.