Adult education budget funding rules 2018 to 2019

Sets out the rules that apply to all adult education budget (AEB) funded provision for the 2018 to 2019 funding year.


2018 to 2019 AEB funding rules

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This document sets out the adult education budget (AEB) funding rules for the 2018 to 2019 funding year (1 August 2018 to 31 July 2019).

The rules apply to all providers of education and training who receive AEB funding from the Secretary of State for Education acting through the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

If you have a specific query about a section or paragraph in the funding rules document, please email, or speak to your provider management contact.

If you have feedback on how we can make the funding rules clearer, please email

Adult education budget (AEB) 2018 to 2019 increased flexibility for learners in receipt of low wage

A new trial will enable AEB providers to fully fund learners, who are employed and in receipt of a low wage and cannot contribute towards the cost of co-funding fees.

The one-year trial, for the 2018 to 2019 funding year, will enable more eligible adults to access AEB funding.

Published 21 March 2018
Last updated 31 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. We have published an updated version of the adult education budget (AEB) funding rules 2018 to 2019.
  2. First published.