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Adult Education: Suffolk

Volume 467: debated on Tuesday 13 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many adults (a) enrolled in adult and community learning programmes and (b) participated in further education in Suffolk in each year since 1997. (162582)

Figures for those participating in adult and community learning (ACL) programmes and further education (FE) can be derived from the Learning and Skills Council’s (LSC) Individualised Learner Record (ILR). The following table shows the number of LSC funded adult learners in Suffolk local LSC area on ACL programmes since 2003/04 and in FE since 2002/03. The LSC’s FE ILR was collated for the first time at local LSC level in 2002/03 and figures are given from that time. ACL returns do not go back earlier than 2003/04 with the same degree of accuracy.

Number of adult learners in ACL and FE in Suffolk local LSC area

ACL

FE

2002/03

28,163

2003/04

16,115

30,756

2004/05

14,855

27,904

2005/06

13,705

22,684