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Higher Education: Business

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 3 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many students whose places were co-funded with employers have been admitted to English universities in each of the past three years. (252849)

The development and delivery of higher education (HE) courses designed and co-funded with employers is achieving good sustained growth in employer-based student places, as well as introducing the principle of employer demand-led funding. To date, employer co-funded projects have delivered some 989 places in 2006/07 and 3,840 places in 2007/08. The latest period for which we have confirmed data tells us growth is continuing against our target of 5,000 new co-funded places for this academic year (2008/09), with around 10,700 places allocated.