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Data includes information by learning centre type, gender and value of EMA awarded for September 2021 to August 2022.

EMA is a weekly allowance linked to satisfactory attendance, paid fortnightly to eligible students aged 16 to 18.

The data, based on applications received by 31 August 2022, are correct as at 4 October 2022.

Main points

  • The number of both applications and approvals has shown a downward trend since 2010/11.
  • In 2021/22, 17,035 (88%) of applications received were approved, 1,585 (8%) were rejected and 645 (3%) were incomplete.
  • Of the approved applications, 8,300 (49%) were from first year claimants.


Education Maintenance Allowances (EMA) awarded in Wales: September 2021 to August 2022 , file type: PDF, file size: 631 KB

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