Full Time and Part Time Adult Skills Learners – Enrolments (Updated In-Year)
Our enrolment into adult education programmes is continuing to rise at a similar rate to the previous year, with enrolment on these programmes continuing throughout the academic year. Working in partnership with the West Midlands Combined Authority we have introduced new fully funded programmes to allow adults to retrain into priority sectors which we expect will see a further rise in adult participation. We are also very proud to run a number of programmes in partnership with local employers aimed at supporting adults directly into work.
Full Time and Part Time Adult Skills Learners – Enrolments (2020-21 Year-End)
Engagement and participation rates
Learner engagement trend analysis
The impact of Covid restrictions on adult learners saw a drop in participation in 2020/21 by more than 300 learners compared with the previous year. This is despite us having the broadest and most exciting adult offer for some time. However, we have seen an increase in adult learners studying in priority sectors as well as an increase in adults studying at Level 3 and above.
Travel to Learn Map
The map shows the travel to learn pattern of our adult learners in 2020/21with an increasing number of learners from the Dudley Borough. There is an increasing number of adult learners looking to remain in Dudley to study rather than travel elsewhere.