Provisional figures published in the October Statistical First Release show that the number of learners classed as participating in the Adult (19+) FE and skills sector fell 411,300 (-12 per cent) in 2010/11.  This included a fall of 67,000 (-9 per cent) for learners participating in Adult

Safeguarded Learning (ASL), from 752,800 in 2009/10 to 685,800 in 2010/11. For a more detailed breakdown of the figures click here.