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Higher and Further Education

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 8 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many school leavers in Copeland entered (a) higher education and (b) further education in the last 12 months. (99884)

The latest available information is given in the following table. Figures have been produced for both Cumbria local education authority (LEA) and Copeland parliamentary constituency (PC) because further education (FE) figures are not available at a constituency level.

Numbers from Cumbria LEA and Copeland PC of 16 and 17-year-old students at FE colleges and sixth form Colleges and 18-year-old entrants to undergraduate higher education (HE) courses at UK HE institutions

Academic year 2004/05

Copeland parliamentary constituency

Cumbria LEA

16 and 17-year-old students at FE colleges1

n/a

2,900

16 and 17-year-old students at sixth form colleges1

n/a

700

18-year-old entrants to undergraduate HE courses at UK HE institutions2

175

1,365

1 FE figures are the latest participation figures for the year end 2004 and are rounded to the nearest 100.

2 HE figures are based on the HESA Standard Registration Population and rounded to the nearest five.

Source:

FE—Individualised Learner Record; HE—Higher Education Statistics Agency Student Record

Figures will not include students who defer entry to higher education and who enter HE in when they are 19 years old.