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
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
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
Particular concentrations of AEB spend is evident in a number of wards, particularly in Birmingham and Sandwell.
AEB spend by sector – Professional and Technical
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
The statutory entitlements of Maths enrolments accounted for 13% and English (11%), with ESOL accounting for 16%.
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
Of the £25 million spend relating to unemployed learners, almost 80% was accounted for by those aged 24+.