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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
  • Next update: October 2015
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

Tel: 029 2082 1514
Email: post16ed.stats@wales.gsi.gov.uk