Cumulative totals of applications for Education Maintenance Allowances by academic year and workstage
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TitleCumulative Totals of applications for EMAs, by academic year and workstage
Last update15 March 2017
Next update19 April 2017
Publishing organisationWelsh Government
Lowest level of geographical disaggregationWales
Languages coveredEnglish only
Data licensingYou may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence
General descriptionThis table presents the number of applications for Education Maintenance Allowances (EMAs), to date in the current academic year, from students in Welsh schools or further education institutions.
Data collection and calculationData seen here are taken from the SLC's official data warehouse and are based on the same definitions used for the Statistical First Release.
Frequency of publicationMonthly
Data reference periodsData correct as at 28 February 2017
The data are based on applications received as at the end of each calendar month.
Users, uses and contextEMAs were introduced for 16 year olds in the 2004/05 academic year with the scheme extended to 17 year olds in 2005/06 and 18 year olds in 2006/07 (19 year olds are also eligible in certain circumstances and therefore would be included in figures from 2007/08 onwards). 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, students new to EMA can only qualify for an award of £30 per week, depending on household income and family circumstances. Students who received EMA in 2010/11 who are returning to education and meet the same eligibility criteria as for 2010/11 will continue to get their EMA, be it for £10, £20 or £30 per week
Rounding appliedFigures are rounded to the nearest 5. Due to rounding the sums of some rows or columns may not add to the total figure given. Numbers less than 5 (but not zero) are represented by *
Statistical qualityStatsWales figures are updated monthly and are correct at time of publication. They are subject to revisions following further SLC processing, for example due to applications being reclassified from EMA to Pathways to Apprenticeships or vice versa. For this reason, all figures should be treated as provisional until 30 September of the given academic year, since they are still subject to change (e.g. figures for 2015/16 are provisional until 30 September 2016).
Previous years' data are confirmed as final. Data for years 2004/05 to 2008/09 are correct as at 8 March 2010.