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Survey finds adults unwilling to take out FE loans

May 21, 2012

Research commissioned by BIS (Department of Business, Innovation & Skills) has found that 42% of adults would be unwilling to take up a loan for an FE course.

More than 300,000 people will be affected in September 2013, when the government withdraws support for over-24s on courses at level 3 and above. The AoC and others have called for the introduction to be delayed, argung that the timescale is too tight and there’s no budget for communicating how the loans will work.

The report covers motivations for learning, responses to the loans proposition, the impact and risks of the introduction of the loans system and key messages that will need to be communicated.

Read the report at http://www.bis.gov.uk/assets/biscore/further-education-skills/docs/a/12-795-attitudes-to-further-education-loans.pdf and see the TES article about the report at http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6232895

 

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