Education and training participation: key facts from the life opportunities survey interim results, 2009/10

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Great Britain. Office for Disability Issues
Office for Disability Issues
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1 December 2010
Disabled people, Education and Skills
Social welfare
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This information sheet presents some of the interim findings of the life opportunities survey regarding the educational attainment of adults, along with the barriers to learning opportunities. A majority of disabled adults had lower levels of educational attainment than non-disabled adults and just over one quarter of adults with impairments had no formal qualifications. Of those who experienced a barrier to learning, the most common barrier was financial reasons. This was identified by 46 per cent of adults with impairments and fifty-two per cent of adults without impairments.

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