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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Applications for Further Education Welsh Government Learning Grants by LEA, academic year, mode of study and outcome of application
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TotalIsle of Anglesey7010*859010*1009510*105951251401201401451201051108012513015585
Neath Port Talbot22010524020515022021525*240265345350375350330300255265235365355325195
The Vale of Glamorgan1955*20518010*195185*0185220270285305300270230180175195235220220180
Rhondda Cynon Taf395*540544510*460470105485540605700655855785690480440395545520550450
Merthyr Tydfil130202017011510012513015*140180185200140140170160120145135215220230180
Blaenau Gwent1055*115100*01001200*120145165210235255220220205210185215235235170


Applications for Welsh Government Learning Grants by Welsh domiciled students in Further Education (LEA, academic year, mode of study, outcome of application)

Last update
24 October 2019 24 October 2019

Next update
October 2020

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Contact email

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation
Local authorities

Geographical coverage

Languages covered
English and Welsh

Data licensing
You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see

General description
Source: Student Loans Company

These data provide information on the number of Welsh Government Learning Grants (WGLGs) awarded to further education students in Wales. These were previously called Assembly Learning Grants (ALGs) prior to 2014/15

Data collection and calculation
Data are extracted from the Student Loans Company's official data warehouse.

Frequency of publication

Data reference periods
2018/19 figures are based on applications received up to 31 July 2019

Users, uses and context
Data for 2013/14 and 2014/15 have been revised to exclude removed applications, which was not previously possible. Furthermore totals comprise of some English institutions, hence the sums of rows or columns may not add to the total figure given.

Prior to the academic year 2006/07 data on applications for ALG by Welsh domiciled students at FE was collected from Local Authorities. From 2006/07 all data on students at Further Education institutions have been obtained from the Student Loans Company (SLC). For 2002/03 and 2003/04, for some LEAs, data from the March return may have been used; notes are given in these cases.

ALGs were introduced by the Welsh Government from the academic year 2002/03 to provide extra money for students who might otherwise experience financial difficulty when undertaking post compulsory or higher education undergraduate courses. The grant was available to full and part-time undergraduate students who started their courses in 2002/03 who were domiciled in Wales and studying at a publicly-funded college in the UK. For part-time students their course had to amount to at least 30 credits to be eligible.

The 2002/03 scheme only included students studying at Further Education Institutions or Higher Education Institutions. From 2003/04 the scheme was extended to include students at all learning centres (e.g. schools) providing ELWa or LEA facilitated courses.

From 2006/07 responsibility for the administration of applications of ALGs for students at Further education Institutions was transferred from LAs to the SLC.

Rounding applied
Most data are rounded to the nearest five. Due to rounding the sums of rows or columns may not add to the total figure given.

Revisions information
Data for 2013/14 and 2014/15 have been revised to exclude removed applications, which was not previously possible.

Statistical quality
National Statistics are produced to high professional standards set out in the National Statistics Code of Practice. They undergo regular quality assurance reviews to ensure that they meet customer needs. They are produced free from any political interference. This section provides a summary of information on this output against five dimensions of quality: Relevance, Accuracy, Timeliness and Punctuality, Accessibility and Clarity, and Comparability.

WGLG; Welsh Government Learning Grant; ALG; Assembly Learning Grant; Student Support; Post-16 Education; Further Education; FE