Is this Government really serious about lifelong learning any more? They have talked it up in the past, but now appear to be abandoning it.
Many adults must now make a decision to take a course that can be quantifiably measured, whether they are ready or not. So much for learning pathways!
Who is to blame for this? The buck passes around quicker than a quaffle in a game of Quidditch. This is not a trend but a watershed from which part-time adult education is unlikely to recover.