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Vocational Education

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 12 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many national vocational qualifications were studied for outside an apprenticeship framework in each year since 2000. (209453)

Such information as is available is included in the following table, which shows the total number of LSC funded learners who studied for NVQs outside apprenticeships frameworks in post-16 education from 2002/03 to 2006/07. Figures for other years are not available.

2002/03

2003/04

2004/05

2005/06

2006/07

Further Education

318,840

323,910

329,340

343,450

344,190

Work Based Learning (NVQ training only)

84,460

54,100

30,070

11,870

4,290

Adult Safeguarded Learning

n/a

n/a

n/a

100

40

Train to Gain

1

1

1

26,750

166,010

Total

403,290

378,010

359,410

382,170

514,530

n/a = Not available

1 Not applicable

Notes:

1. Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10; totals may not sum due to rounding.

2. Figures represent the total volume of NVQ learners in an academic year A single episode of learning may be counted in more than one year.

3. Train to Gain started in 2005/06, with full rollout in 2006/07. Due to data limitations for 2005/06 this figure has been estimated using the ratio of NVQs to total learners in 2006/07 (approximately 98 per cent.).

Source:

Individualised Learner Record