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Employer Training Pilots

Volume 460: debated on Wednesday 9 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 16 April 2007 to question 131374, on employer train pilots, how many employees had enrolled in Train to Gain programmes by the end of February 2007 in companies where the employer had (a) fewer than 250, (b) between 250 and 1,000 and (c) between 1,000 and 5,000 employees. (133453)

[holding answer 23 April 2007]: Train to Gain is an ongoing service and as such performance is updated on a regular basis. Detailed operational information is not held centrally by the Department but is collected by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC). Mark Haysom the LSC Chief Executive has written to the hon. Member. and a copy of his reply will has been placed in the House Library.

Letter from Mark Haysom, dated 8 May 2007:

I am writing in response to your recent parliamentary question about how many employees had enrolled in the Train to Gain programmes by the end of February 2007 in companies where the employer has (a) fewer than 250, (b) between 250 and 1,000 and (c) between 1,000 and 5,000 employees?

At the end of February 2007, the LSC had this information for 13,362 of the 18,530 employers with learners at that time. The details you requested are shown below for these employers.

Company size

Number of companies

Employees enrolled as learners

(a) below 250

11,184

49,216

(b) 250-1,000

1,196

11,627

(c) 1,000-5,000

982

6,664

I hope this response is helpful to you.