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Industrial Language Training Units

Volume 986: debated on Friday 20 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many students were under industrial language training units' tuition during the year 1979–80; and how many full-time teacher equivalents were anointed to tutor them.

I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that the information available about students on industrial language training courses relates to completions only. During the financial year 1979–80, 1,936 students completed an industrial language training course and 2,563 managers, supervisors and workplace representatives completed background and awareness courses.It is not possible to calculate the full-time teacher equivalents engaged on this training, partly because detailed information about part-time working in the local training units is not available centrally, and partly because of changes in the number of teachers in the units during the year. However, the number of full-time teachers in post in such units were 62 in April 1979 and 78 in March 1980. Practice among the units varied but, on average, 53 per cent. of the time of the units was spent on the conduct of training courses.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many students are taught for each hour during which a tutor is employed in an industrial language training unit; and what is the average cost of teaching each student per hour in such a unit.

I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that the information is not available; but I will write further to my hon. Friend on this.