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Regional Colleges Of Further Education

Volume 656: debated on Monday 26 March 1962

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asked the Minister of Education if he will state the number of technical colleges in England and Wales at present recognised as regional colleges, the names of all such technical colleges, and the dates when they were so designated.

The following twenty-one colleges are at present recognised as regional colleges but I am reviewing the list in consultation with the regional advisory councils for further education. Seventeen of these colleges were included in the first list compiled in 1956, and four were added between 1956 and 1959.

Brighton Technical College.
Huddersfield College of Technology.
Leicester College of Technology and Commerce.
Liverpool College of Building.
Liverpool College of Technology.

London

City, Sir John Cass College.
Islington, Northern Polytechnic.
Lambeth L.C.C., Brixton School of Building
Southwark—Borough Polytechnic
St. Marylebone, The Polytechnic.
Woolwich Polytechnic.
*Middlesex,—Brunel College of Technology.
Nottingham and District Technical College.
Portsmouth College of Technology.
Plymouth and Devonport Technical College.
Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire College of Technology.
Sunderland Technical College.
Surrey, Kingston Technical College.
Warwickshire, Rugby College of Engineering Technology.
West Ham College of Technology.

Wales

Treforest—Glamorgan College of Technology.

* To be designated a College of Advanced Technology on 1st April, 1962.

asked the Minister of Education if he will state the number of students at the advanced, intermediate, and school levels, respectively, doing full-time courses, part-time day and evening courses, and part-time evening only courses, in the session 1960–61 or during the latest session for which figures are available, at each of the regional technical colleges in England and Wales.

The categories of "intermediate" and "school" student mentioned by the hon. Member are distinguished

STUDENTS ENROLLED AT REGIONAL COLLEGES IN ENGLAND AND WALES OCTOBER, 1960
CollegeFull-timeSandwich*
AdvancedNon-advancedTotalAdvancedNon-advancedTotal
ENGLAND
Brighton Technical College5272898161438151
Huddersfield College of Technology94814901286134
Leicester College of Technology and Commerce1325616932323
Liverpool College of Building44138182474491
Liverpool College of Technology17222039211335148
London:
City, Sir John Cass College650650
Islington, Northern Polytechnic22947570455459
Lambeth L.C.C., Brixton School of Building65163228209209
Southwark, Borough Polytechnic73153226146146
St. Marylebone, The Polytechnic6519131,56488
Woolwich Polytechnic211449660138138
Middlesex, Brunel College of Technology6511401401
Nottingham and District Technical College30821121312133
Portsmouth College of Technology23143366414320163
Plymouth and Devonport Technical College217488705
Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire College of Technology261962228521106
Sunderland Technical College509292801150150
Surrey, Kingston Technical College251499750140140
Warwickshire, Rugby College of Engineering Technology406406
West Ham College of Technology23217340534135
WALES
Treforest, Glamorgan College of Technology5527527302
Total4,2706,01010,2802,7671762,943
* Students in sandwich courses, because of substantial enrolment in them in the spring term, have been counted from sessional enrolment data up to March, 1961.

only for the purpose of payments between local education authorities. Other records are made in terms of students in "advanced" and "non-advanced" courses, and the following table shows the numbers on this basis enrolled at each of the twenty-one Regional Colleges of Further Education in England and Wales in October, 1960:

CollegePart-time DayEvening only
AdvancedNon-advancedTotalAdvancedNon-advancedTotal
ENGLAND
Brighton Technical College2413946352281,4001,628
Huddersfield College of Technology4693,1113,5804003,5423,942
Leicester College of Technology and Commerce2512,9773,2282883,0533,341
Liverpool College of Building3786451,023400312712
Liverpool College of Technology5961,1221,7184779981,475
London:
City, Sir John Cass College1812254061421,0121,154
Islington, Northern Polytechnic3076489552131,8492,062
Lambeth L.C.C., Brixton School of Building5881,2821,8705441,0631,607
Southwark, Borough Polytechnic3302,1182,4483413,0073,348
St. Marylebone, The Polytechnic2306448741,5216,7268,247
Woolwich Polytechnic3669451,3113401,5741,914
Middlesex, Brunel College of Technology53996635212303515
Nottingham and District Technical College7572,5083,2654492,3282,777
Portsmouth College of Technology304444748258618876
Plymouth and Devonport Technical College1501,6021,7522412,1372,378
Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire College of Technology3293,0693,3981931,1911,384
Sunderland Technical College2138171,0301542,0342,188
Surrey, Kingston Technical College5621,4221,9844151,8782,293
Warwickshire, Rugby College of Engineering Technology44277172229
West Ham College of Technology1429031,0451171,1751,292
WALES
Treforest, Glamorgan College of Technology4386631,10189276365
Total7,41525,66233,0777,02936,49843,527