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Older Students

Volume 450: debated on Wednesday 25 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people over the age of 60 years enrolled in full-time or part-time (a) vocational and (b) non-vocational courses in each college of further and higher education in Northern Ireland in academic year (i) 2004-05 and (ii) 2005-06. (96516)

The following table details the number of people over the age of 60 years enrolled in full-time or part-time (a) vocational and (b) non-vocational courses in each college of further and higher education in Northern Ireland in academic year 2004-05. Data pertaining to 2005-06 will be available in December 2006.

College

Vocational students

Non-vocational students

Total

Armagh College

213

88

301

Belfast Institute

2,883

1,133

4,016

Castlereagh College

924

266

1,190

Causeway Institute

517

289

806

East Antrim Institute

1,020

167

1,187

East Down Institute

599

224

823

East Tyrone Institute

1,299

140

1,439

Fermanagh College

374

185

559

Limavady College

292

61

353

Lisburn Institute

232

188

420

Newry and Kilkeel Institute

392

184

576

North Down and Ards Institute

394

961

1,355

North East Institute

302

198

500

North West Institute

532

418

950

Omagh College

169

122

291

Upper Bann Institute

1,618

329

1,947

Total

11,760

4,953

16,713

Note: Age is at 1 July 2004. Source: Further Education Statistical Record