Course Menu. Explore all of our current courses and find out what Adult Education in Gloucestershire is all about! Nov 07, · As part of the devolution deals, certain adult education functions, in the Apprenticeships Skills, Children and Learning Act which are funded by the AEB, were transferred from the Secretary of.
education, widespread adult education developed in England as industrialisation fed the demand for popular democracy. Key landmarks included the development of the Mechanics’ Institutes in the early 19th Century and the Workers’ Educational Association and local adult education in the early 20th Century. In a report, the National Institute of Adult Education (England and Wales) defined adult education as “any kind of education for people who are old enough to work, vote, fight and marry and who have completed the cycle of continuous education, [if any] commenced in childhood.”.