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Assembly Learning Grants (ALG) awarded to Welsh domiciled further education students

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  • Release date: 23 October 2014
  • Period covered: 2013/14
An annual report showing data by age, local authority, mode of study and residual income.

The data, based on applications received by 31 July 2014, are correct as at 7 October 2014.

Key points

  • There was a slight decrease in the number of successful applications in 2013/14 compared with 2012/13. This resulted in £8.0 million being paid out in ALGs to FE students in 2013/14, compared to the £8.2 million that was paid out in 2012/13.
  • In total, 8,630 students in FE applied for an ALG in 2013/14 and of these 7,515 applications were successful, similar to previous years.
  • The breakdown of successful applications across full-time and part-time students was similar to recent years. 6,540 (87 per cent) of successful applications were from full-time students and 900 (12 per cent) of successful applications were from part-time students.
  • Successful applications(a) equate to 87 per cent of applications received. This proportion has increased steadily from 79 per cent in 2008/09. The proportion of successful applications from full-time students continues to remain very high at around 97 per cent over the last five years whilst the proportion of part-time students has increased from 74 per cent in 2008/09 to 88 per cent in 2013/14.
  • 5,235 (80 per cent) of successful full-time applications and 745 (83 per cent) of successful part-time applications were from students with a residual income of £6,120 or less, and were therefore awarded the full grant amounts of £1,500 and £750 respectively. These proportions have changed little since 2008/09, however the residual income bands have changed over time.
  • 2,925 (45 per cent) of successful full-time applications and 165 (19 per cent) of successful part-time applications were from students aged 21 or under.

Notes

(a) 80 (1 per cent) of successful applications were from students where the mode of study was ‘unknown’.

Contact

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Email: post16ed.stats@wales.gsi.gov.uk

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