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Learning and Skills

Volume 456: debated on Tuesday 6 February 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 8 November 2006, Official Report, columns 1733-35W, on further education, when he expects the Learning and Skills Council to publish data on the destinations of learners after completion of their LSC-funded programmes for the period 2002 to 2006. (111379)

[holding answer 30 January 2007]: Since 2002-03, figures on destinations of those leaving work-based learning programmes have been collected by the Learning and Skills Council from learning providers in the Individualised Learner record.

Statisticians in the Department and the LSC are still assessing the reliability and validity of the relevant data, and developing an appropriate methodology to measure the destinations of work-based learners. It is anticipated that this work will be completed by the end of February, and I will write to the hon. Member at that time.