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Work-based Learning (Surrey)

Volume 447: debated on Tuesday 13 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in (a) Surrey, (b) Guildford and (c) Waverley have (i) participated in and (ii) completed each of the three Work Based Learning for Adults Scheme stages in each year since 1997. (66166)

Work Based learning for Adults was launched in 1998, replacing Training for Work. In April 2001, the delivery of Work Based Learning for Adults was transferred from Training and Enterprise Councils in England to the former Employment Service, to ensure greater coherence between the support available to unemployed people, and to make Work Based Learning for Adults even more work-focused.

Information on the numbers of starters and leavers for the various strands of Work Based Learning for Adults in Surrey, Guildford and Waverley is available from April 2001 and is shown in the following table.

From April 2006, voluntary training outside the new deals will no longer be supported. Training in the new deal programmes, including voluntary training, will continue to be funded; this includes new deal for lone parents and new deal for partners programme.

We are also working closely with DfES and the Leaning and Skills Council to see how they can give greater access to basic skills training for people not participating in the new deal programmes.

Surrey local authority county

Basic employability training

Longer occupational training

Short job focused training

Self employment

Starts

2001 (from April)

50

140

170

150

2002

40

200

80

480

2003

90

170

50

740

2004

130

210

50

810

2005

120

140

50

790

2006 (to February)

20

20

Leavers

2001 (from April)

30

80

150

120

2002

60

200

100

450

2003

80

200

40

700

2004

110

180

50

790

2005

120

190

60

780

2006 (to February)

20

40

Notes:

1. Figures are rounded to nearest 10.

2. Date on programme completers is not available, data on programme leavers, which includes people who did not complete the programme, is shown in the tables.

3. Jobcentre Plus became responsible for the delivery of Work Based Learning for Adults from April 2001.

Source:

DWP, Information Division Work Based Learning for Adults Evaluation database.

Guildford local authority district

Basic employability training

Longer occupational training

Short job focused training

Self employment

Starts

2001 (from April)

30

20

20

2002

10

40

10

70

2003

20

30

110

2004

20

20

180

2005

10

20

160

2006 (to February)

Leavers

2001 (from April)

10

20

20

10

2002

10

40

10

70

2003

40

10

110

2004

10

20

170

2005

10

20

160

2006 (to February)

10

Notes:

1. Figures are rounded to nearest 10.

2. Data on programme completers are not available, data on programme leavers, which includes people who did not complete the programme, are shown in the tables.

3. Jobcentre Plus became responsible for the delivery of Work Based Learning for Adults from April 2001.

Source: DWP, Information Division Work Based Learning for Adults Evaluation database.

Waverley local authority district

Basic employability training

Longer occupational training

Short job focused training

Self employment

Starts

2001 (from April)

10

20

20

30

2002

30

10

50

2003

20

10

90

2004

10

10

80

2005

10

100

2006 (to February)

Leavers

2001 (from April)

10

10

20

30

2002

10

30

10

40

2003

20

10

80

2004

10

90

2005

10

100

2006 (to February)

Notes: 1. Figures are rounded to nearest 10. 2. Data on programme completers are not available, data on programme leavers, which includes people who did not complete the programme, are shown in the tables. 3. Jobcentre Plus became responsible for the delivery of Work Based Learning for Adults from April 2001. Source: DWP, Information Division Work Based Learning for Adults Evaluation database.

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what funding has been available for work based learning for adults schemes in (a) Surrey, (b) Guildford and (c) Waverley in each financial year since 1997; and what funding is projected for 2005-06. (66167)

Information on programme spend and projected spend is not available broken down by parliamentary constituency, local authority or county council.

Information on expenditure on work based learning is available at Jobcentre Plus district level for the last three years. The figures for the Surrey and Sussex district, which includes Surrey, Guildford and Waverly, are in the table.

Expenditure on work based learning for adults Surrey and Sussex Jobcentre Plus district

£

Work based learning for adults

2003-04

1,771,584

2004-05

2,214,728

2005-06

2,140,107