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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Approved applications for Education Maintenance Allowances by gender, learning centre type and type of award
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[Collapse]September bonus[Collapse]January bonus[Collapse]July bonus[Collapse]All EMA AwardsClick here to sortAll EMA Awards
Click here to sortSeptember bonusClick here to sortJanuary bonusClick here to sortJuly bonusClick here to sort£30 awardClick here to sort£20 awardClick here to sort£10 award
[Collapse]Further Education College[Collapse]UnknownUnknown.......
[Collapse]Persons...101,030..101,030
PersonsMale...51,170..51,170
Female...49,860..49,860
[Collapse]Secondary School[Collapse]UnknownUnknown.......
[Collapse]Persons...38,600..38,600
PersonsMale...16,890..16,890
Female...21,730..21,730
[Collapse]Other Learning Centre[Collapse]UnknownUnknown.......
[Collapse]Persons...3,420..3,420
PersonsMale...2,300..2,300
Female...1,130..1,130
[Collapse]All Learning Centres[Collapse]UnknownUnknown.......
[Collapse]Persons...143,040..143,040
PersonsMale...70,350..70,350
Female...72,690..72,690

Metadata

Title
Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)

Last update
30 September 2020 30 September 2020

Next update
September 2021

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Contact email
post16ed.stats@gov.wales

Designation
National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation
Local authorities

Geographical coverage
Wales

Languages covered
English only

General description
Source: Student Loans Company
Contact: Post16ed.stats@gov.wales

This table presents information on the number of approved applications for Education Maintenance Allowances (EMAs) from students in Welsh schools on further education institutions.


Data collection and calculation
Data is based on applications received by 31st August 2020, and were extracted on 1st September 2020.

Frequency of publication
Annual

Data reference periods
The current academic years' StatsWales figures are updated monthly and are correct at time of publication.

Users, uses and context
This table presents information on the number of approved applications for Education Maintenance Allowances (EMAs) from students in Welsh schools or further education institutions. The EMA Wales scheme was introduced for 16 year olds in 2004/05, extended to include 17 year olds in 2005/06 and finally 18 year olds in 2006/07.

Data from 2007/08 onwards contain some 19 year olds who were eligible for support.

Data is based on applications received by 31st August 2020, and were extracted from the Student Loans Company on 1st September 2020.

The scheme is designed as an incentive for students from lower-income families to remain in full-time education after the age at which compulsory schooling ends. The EMA is a weekly allowance, paid fortnightly to students in Welsh institutions.

From academic year 2011/12, the criteria for new EMA students receiving the £30 award changed, and the £10 and the £20 awards are no longer available. Students new to EMA may qualify for an award of £30 per week, depending on household income and family circumstances. Students who received EMA in 2010/11 who returned to education and continued to meet the same eligibility criteria continued to get their EMA, be it for £10, £20 or £30 per week. 2012/13 was the final year that £10 and £20 awards were given to returning students, after three years of receiving EMA. No further bonus payments (previously paid in September, January and July) have been made to any students.

Please note that the EMA annual bulletin only covers pupils in Wales and so these tables may show slightly higher numbers as they include a small number of pupils outside of Wales. We are working on improving the coherence between these publications.

The current academic year's StatsWales figures are updated monthly and are correct at time of publication. They are subject to revisions following further SLC processing.

Rounding applied
Most figures have been rounded to the nearest 5. Due to rounding the sums of some rows or columns may not add to the total figure given.

Revisions information
The data includes all approved qualifications. Prior to the amendment, 2013/14 and 2014/15 data only included approved qualifications with at least one payment.

Statistical quality
Figures are subject to revisions following further SLC processing, for example due to applications being reclassified from EMA to Pathways to Apprenticeships or vice versa.

Keywords
EMA; Education Maintenance Allowance; Further Education; FE; Post-16