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Volume 462: debated on Thursday 28 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what percentage of the additional student numbers (a) applied for and (b) awarded were for (i) foundation degrees and (ii) honours degrees, broken down by institution in each of the last five years. (146129)

The following table shows how additional student numbers were allocated by the Higher Education Funding Council for England for the period in question, analysed by type of degree studied for. The figures are in aggregate for the sector as a whole: allocations to each institution can only be provided at disproportionate cost. Figures showing applications for ASNs could also only be provided at disproportionate cost.

ASN FTE and headcount taken from final ASN datasets (includes mainstream and non-mainstream ASNs)2007-08 FTE07HEAD072006-07 FTE06HEAD062005-06 FTE05HEAD052004-05 FTE04HEAD042003-04 FTE03HEAD03FD113,23918,25510,76314,5029,76312,8178,46911,7303,5984,795UGX212,26615,7408,1509,7274,5645,3967,1608,9089,11912,156PGT31,3772,2361,5473,0003083744406531,0401,429Total26,88236,23020,46027,23014,63518,58716,06821,29113,75718,380FD1 proportion (percentage)49505353676953552626UGX2 proportion (percentage) for July 2007 46434036312945426666 1 FD Foundation degree2 UGX Other undergraduate (excluding foundation degree). This includes, but is not limited to, honours degrees.3 PGT Postgraduate taughtNotes:Data shows FTEs and headcount student numbers awarded for (rather than in) the years in question through HEFCE’s main additional student number exercises. They exclude numbers awarded separately for increases in intakes to undergraduate medicine and dentistry courses.