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Higher Education: Finance

Volume 461: debated on Monday 4 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much per capita funding was provided by his Department for (a) higher national diplomas and (b) foundation degrees in each of the last five years. (138127)

[holding answer 18 May 2007]: We can provide information on the rate of estimated average grant per full-time equivalent for the periods 2002-03 to 2006-07. The following table contains full-time equivalent cash figures calculated by the Higher Education Funding Council for England. Figures include an allowance for widening participation.

Estimated HEFCE grant per FTE, to nearest £100

£

Foundation degree

Higher national diploma

2002-03

3,600

3,300

2003-04

3,700

3,300

2004-05

4,100

3,700

2005-06

4,300

3,900

2006-07

4,500

4,000

Funds for rewarding and developing staff were consolidated into institutions’ teaching grants for 2004-05 (having previously been separate). This therefore contributes to the large increase seen in estimated rates of grant for FDs and HNDs between 2003-04 and 2004-05.