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Further Education: Wales

Volume 467: debated on Tuesday 13 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many students at further education colleges in England are resident in Wales. (162499)

[holding answer 12 November 2007]: I have been asked to reply.

The Learning and Skills Council collect data on learners in further education colleges through the Individualised Learner Record. Latest full-year participation figures are for 2005/06 and were published in December 2006. In 2005/06, there were 8,025 learners studying at further education colleges in England who were living in Wales prior to enrolment.