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Overseas Students (Further Education Colleges)

Volume 408: debated on Thursday 3 July 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many overseas students are learning in UK further education colleges; and what target was set in 1999. [122284]

Latest figures for 2001/02 show there were 47,786 non-European Union international students and 13,100 European Union

Numbers and proportions of vocational and academic awards at Level 3, 2001/02
VocationalAcademic
Centre typeNumberPercentageNumberPercentage
School3,2822206,44664
Further education college/tertiary college192,2585953,31117
Sixth form college2,638261,07819
Other257,59937170
Total155,778320,852
1 Includes adult education data.
2 Institutes classified as 'other' include: university or other higher education center, private training provider, local government/central Government/NHS, employer, HM Prision/Youth Offenders Institution and armed forces.

Source:

NISVQ and Secondary School and College Performance Tables Database.

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of people earning £800 or more per week have level 4 qualifications. [123357]

The Labour Force Survey estimates that two-thirds (67 per cent.) of employees of working age in the UK with gross weekly earnings of £800 or more have a level 4 qualification or above.