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Further Education

Volume 114: debated on Monday 6 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales what change there has been in the staff-student ratio in further education in Wales since 1979; and if he will make a statement.

The student-staff ratio on maintained establishments of further and higher education is as follows:

Student-staff ratio
1979–807·6:1
1985–868·8:1
Percentage change+15·8

asked the Secretary of State for Wales (1) what change there has been in the subjects studied by students in advanced and non-advanced further education in Wales since 1979;

Number of student enrolments outside the university sector
Advanced Full-time equivalent
Subject of study1979–801985–86Percentage change
Education12,5572,686+5·0
Medical, Health and Welfare410487+18·8
Engineering and technology1,7883,074+71·9
Agriculture, forestry, veterinary studies141117-17·0
Science6971,415+103·0
Social, administrative and business studies1,7123,009+75·8
Professional and vocational subjects762700-8·1
Language, literature and area studies6180+31·1
Arts other than languages239999+318·0
Music, drama, art and design6511,460+124·3
1 Includes teacher training.
Number of students enrolments outside the university sector
Non-advanced Full-lime equivalent
Subject of study1979–801985–86Percentage change
Education1190501+163·7
Medical, Health and Welfare1,0131.118+10·4
Engineering and technology6,9205,412-21·8
Agriculture, forestry, veterinary studies868968+11·5
Science373757+102·9
Social, administrative and business studies3,0714,726+53·9
Professional and vocational subjects2,7233,585+31·7
Language, literature and area studies2351+121·7
Music, drama, art and design912970+6·4
Other8,70710,408+19·5
1 Includes teacher training.