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Welsh Government Learning Grants awarded to Welsh domiciled students in further education
The Welsh Government Learning Grant (WGLG) was introduced to encourage people aged 19 or over and living in Wales to continue with their education. Students can receive payments of up to £1,500 if they are in full-time education or up to £750 if they are in part-time education.
The data, based on applications received by 31 July 2015, are correct as at 13 October 2015.
- There was a decrease in the number of successful applications in 2014/15 compared with 2013/14. This resulted in £7.4 million being paid out in WGLGs to FE students in 2014/15, compared to the £8.0 million that was paid out in 2013/14.
- In total, 7,920 students in FE applied for a WGLG in 2014/15, a decrease of 8 per cent on 2013/14. Of these 6,930 applications were successful, a decrease of 8 per cent on 2013/14.
- The breakdown of successful applications across full-time and part-time students varied slightly from recent years. 6,290 (91 per cent) of successful applications were from full-time students and 525 (8 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 remains very high at around 99 per cent, whilst the proportion of part-time students has increased from 74 per cent in 2008/09 to 88 per cent in 2014/15.
- 4,990 (79 per cent) of successful full-time applications and 450 (86 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.
- 2,795 (44 per cent) of successful full-time applications and 80 (15 per cent) of successful part-time applications were from students aged 21 or under.
(a) 115 (2 per cent) of successful applications were from students where the mode of study was ‘unknown’.
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