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Students give adult education top marks


A Department for Education (DfE) survey report sees learners praise Adult Education in Gloucestershire.


In a national government survey published this month, Adult Education in Gloucestershire (AEiG) scored well above average for learner satisfaction, improving their score by 2.8 per cent on the previous year.

AEiG is part of Gloucestershire County Council. It offers apprenticeships, community and family learning as well as work-related qualifications – for instance in small business management and leadership.

The satisfaction score of 94.2 per cent was revealed as part of the DfE’s Further Education Learner Satisfaction Survey 2017 to 2018. It puts AEiG in the top 20 per cent of further and higher education providers in the country. They asked 342 local learners as part of the research who gave their feedback between October 2017 and May of this year.

A recent Ofsted inspection rated the service as good, with learners benefitting from quality teaching. In particular the service was praised for tailoring courses to meet the needs of local employers, as well as giving independence to adult learners with learning difficulties or disabilities.

Cllr Lynden Stowe, cabinet member for economy, skills and growth at Gloucestershire County Council said; “I’m proud of the many ways that adult education contributes to a thriving county; from increasing skills and employability to reducing social isolation. I’m pleased the team has something to celebrate again”


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